• Curriculum
     
    Language Arts
     
    Group Reading
     
    Novel unit, small group reading, and non-fiction/fiction passages
     
    Skills:       
     
    Main idea vs. theme 
    Character & plot development
    Point of view  
    Compare/contrast characters, setting, etc
    Genre
    Drawing inferences from a text
     
    Independent Reading
     
    AR: Accelerated Reading - MORE INFO
     
    Students need to be reading 30 minutes a night including weekends
     
    He or she will take tests during silent reading/homeroom in Language Arts
     
    AR point totals will be a monthly grade in the grade book
     
    STUDENTS CANNOT TAKE TESTS AT HOME
     
    STUDENTS CAN ACCESS ARBOOKFIND.COM & THEIR BOOKSHELF AT HOME
      
    Writing
     
     

    Persuasive and Expository Essays

         Break down essays to guide our writing

     

    Narrative Writing

          Learn to relax and enjoy writing with fun prompts and a relaxed learning environment
     
           Personal Narratives
         
           Culminate the year with a short story focused on character development 
     
    Spelling/Vocabulary 
     
    Common Core Vocabulary
    Social Studies Vocabulary
    Greek and Latin Roots
     
    Grammar & Language
     
    Students shall demonstrate correct daily knowledge and usage:
    Common misspelled words
    Capitalization
    Punctuation
    Verb Tenses
    Parts of Speech
    Figurative Language
     
    Speaking and Listening 
     

    Book Reports

         Students will present a brief report on a book they have read this school year using Google Slides
         periodically throughout the year.

     

    Group & Research Reports

     
         Each student will participate in one additional group and individual research presentation in the spring.
     
    Social Studies
     
    Native American Regions
     
    US Geography
     
          Landforms 
          States
          Capitals
     
    US History
     
          Explorers
          Colonies
          Revolutionary War
          Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Branches of Government