Ms. Lucas

For Week of May 21 - 24, 2018

Students will:

  • Review material learned throughout the year
  • Participate in a STEM project of working together with straws
  • Read and discuss poetry
  • Finish reading aloud the nvoel, The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

 

For Week of May 14 - 18, 2018

Students will:

  • Review and practice parts of speech: nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, adverbs
  • Practice with simile, metaphor, personification, idioms, and hyperbole
  • Prepare for Greek TEST on Tuesday, May 15, over 'roots' from handouts 1, 2, and 3
  • Finish any writing conferences on opinion essay
  • Continue reading group book
  • Listen to read aloud novel, The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
  • Finish up poetry packet

 

For Week of May 7 - 11, 2018

Students will:

  • Review and prepare for grammar TEST on Wednesday, May 9  (nouns, subjects, verbs, pronouns, adjectives)
  • Continue to practice identifying prepositional phrases in sentences
  • Practice using simile, metaphor, personification, idioms, and hyperbole in sentences
  • Prepare for Greek handout #3 TEST on Tuesday, May 8
  • Prepare for Greek TEST on Tuesday, May 15 over 'roots' from handouts 1, 2, and 3
  • Be benchmarked for end of the year reading level
  • Complete opinion essay on invention that changed our lives the most
  • Conference with me on opinion essay
  • Continue reading group book
  • Listen to read aloud novel, The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!

 

For Weekof April 30 - May 4, 2018

Students will:

  • Review identifying nouns, subjects, verbs, pronouns, and adjectives in sentences for TEST on Wednesday, May 9
  • Practicing identifying prepsoitional phrases in sentnces
  • Practice using simile, metaphor, personification, and idioms in sentences
  • Learn how to use hyperbole in sentences
  • Review Greek handout #3 for TEST on Tuesday, May 8
  • Work on persuasive / opinion writing
  • Begin reading benchmark leveling for 3rd trimester
  • Read in reading group book for homework - could be pop quizzes this week
  • Listen to read aloud novel, The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!!

 

For Week of April 23 - 27, 2018

Students will:  FIELD TRIP, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 / FIELD DAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 26

  • Continue practicing identifying nouns, subjects, verbs, pronouns, and adjectives in sentences
  • Identify prepositional phrases in sentences
  • Begin preparing for grammar TEST onver nouns, subjects, verbs, pronouns, and adjectives in sentences on Wednesday, May 9
  • Practice with simile, metaphor, personification, and idioms
  • Begin learning how to use hyperbole in sentences
  • Review Greek handout #2 for TEST on Tuesday, April 24
  • Begin new Greek handout #3 - TEST on Tuesday, May 8
  • Work on persuasive / opinion writing
  • Read in reading group book for homework
  • Listen to read aloud novel, The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!

 

For Week of April 16 - 20, 2018

Students will:  ACHIEVEMENT TESTING ALL WEEK

  • Review nouns, verbs, subjects, pronouns, adjectibes
  • Review simile, metaphor, personification, and idioms
  • Watch the movie, The Lion, the Witch, and Wardrobe
  • Practice Greek roots from handout #2 for TEST on Tuesday, April 24

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!!

 

For Week of April 9 - 13, 2018

Students will:

  • Continue to practice GREEK roots for spelling TEST on Wednesday, April 11
  • Review identifying subjects, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions in sentences
  • Review use with simile, metaphor, personification
  • Learn about IDIOMS in Figurative Language
  • Conference with opinion/persuasive writing
  • Conference with pamphlet on their country
  • Explore text structure in narrative texts, including character, setting, and plot
  • Read from group reading chapter books (homework nights)

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!!

 

 

 

For Week of March 26 - 30, 2018    NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, March 30

Students will:

  • Practice GREEK roots for next list of spelling words.  Your child has received the Handout 1 and needs to be studying the Greek roots, words, and definitions.  The handout is located behind the spelling/vocab tab in their binder.  TEST will be Wednesday, April 11.
  • Practice with identifying subjects, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions in sentences
  • Use strong transitional words in their opinion / persuasive writing
  • Practice with personification
  • Learn about IDIOMS in Figurative Language
  • Finish up opinion / persuasive writing
  • Explore text structure in narrative texts, including character, setting, and plot
  • Read from group reading chapter books (homework nights)
  • Review for TEST on Wednesday, March 28, over The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  Students have notes on all of the chapters in the reading section of their binder.

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!

 

For Week of March 19 - 23, 2018

Students will:

  • Practice with spelling words from page 11 for TEST on Tuesday, March 20
  • Begin learning GREEK roots for next list of spelling words.  Your child will receive Handout 1 and will be working from and studying the Greek roots, words, and definitions.  TEST will be Wednesday, April 11.  This handout will be kept in their binder behind the tab "Spelling/Vocab".
  • Continue to identify subjects, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions in sentences
  • Use strong transitional words in their opinion/persuasive writing
  • Review simile and metaphor for TEST on Wednesday, March 23
  • Practice with personificiation
  • Write about their opinion on 'More Recess' with a persuasive element throughout out the essay
  • Brainstorm what they think they know about a topic
  • Explore text structure in narrative texts, including character, setting, and plot
  • Read from group reading chapter books (homework nights)
  • Continue to listen to group read aloud of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis
  • Take notes on chapters read from "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS

 

For Week of March 12 - 16, 2018

Students will:

  • Practice with spelling words from page 11 for TEST on Tuesday, March 20
  • Continue to identify subjects and verbs in sentences
  • Practice identifying adjectives and finding which noun it modifies (describes)
  • Prepare for grammar TEST on Wednesday - March 14   (over identifying adjectives and the nouns they modify)
  • Continue to identify prepositional phrases
  • Use strong transitional words in their writing
  • Write with simile, metaphor, personification
  • Print pamphlet in technology from their country project
  • Think about features of opinion / persuasive writings
  • Think about author's audience and purpose
  • Write about their opinions with a persuasive element throughout the essay
  • Brainstorm what they think they know about a topic
  • Generate "I wonder" statements about the topic of an expository text
  • Use 'wondering' to make sense of a text
  • Read from group reading chapter books (homework nights)
  • Continue to listen to group read aloud of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis
  • Take notes on chapters read from "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!!!

 

For Week of March 5 - 9, 2018

Students will:

  • Review spelling words from page 10 for TEST on Tuesday, March 6
  • Be introduced to new spelling words from page 11 - TEST on Tuesday, March 20
  • Review identifying subjects, verbs, and adjectives (also be able to tell what noun the adjective is modifying) - TEST over this on Wednesday, March 14
  • Continue practice using strong transitional words in their writing
  • Write with simile, metaphor, personification
  • Finish up pamphlet in technology with information on their country
  • Hear and discuss a persuasive essay
  • Think about the author's purpose
  • Write about things that interest them
  • Read headings to skim a text
  • Read from group reading chapter books (homework nights)
  • Continue to listen to group read aloud of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis
  • Take notes on chapters read from "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!!!

For Week of February 26 - March 2, 2018

Students will:

  • Practice spelling words from page 10 for TEST on Tuesday, March 6
  • Identify nouns, subjects, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, and prepositional phrases in sentences
  • Practice using strong transitional words in their writing
  • Write simile, metaphor, personification
  • Continue to work on pamphlet in technology with information on their country
  • Conference with me on their timed writing
  • Learn about opinion / persuasive writing
  • Read from group reading chapter books (homework nights)
  • Continue to listen to group read aloud of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C. S. Lewis
  • Take notes on the novel by C. S. Lewis

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!!!

 

For Week of February 19 - 23, 2018

Students will:

  • Review spelling words from page 9 for TEST on Wednesday, February 21
  • Be introduced to new words - page 10 - TEST on Tuesday, March 6
  • Continue identifying nouns, subjects, verbs, pronouns, and prepositional phrases in sentences
  • Use strong transitional words in their writing
  • Write simile, metaphor, personification
  • Continue to work on pamphlet in technology with information on their country
  • Finish up Writing Performance Task (timed writing) from Mission to Mars articles
  • Begin learning about opinion / persuasive writing
  • Read from group reading chapter books
  • Continue to listen to group read aloud of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis and take notes on chapters read

CHAPTER BOOK (novel type) MUST BE IN CLASS!!!!!!!!

 

For Week of February 12 - 16, 2018

Students will: 

  • Practice spelling words from page 9 for TEST on Wednesday, February 21
  • Practice identifying nouns, subjects, verbs in sentences for QUIZ on Wednesday, February 14
  • Continue identifying nouns, subjects, verbs, pronouns, and prepositions in sentences
  • Work on building stronger transitional words in their writing
  • Work with simile, metaphor, personification
  • Work on their pamphlet in technology with information on their country
  • Work on Writing Performance Task (timed writing) - Mission to Mars
  • Be given new reading group books to read for homework
  • Continue to listen to group read aloud of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis and take notes on chapters read

CHAPTER BOOK (novel type) MUST BE IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!!!

 

For Week of February 5 - 9, 2018

Students will:  Wrap up the 2nd trimester!!!!!!   cool

  • Practice spelling words from page 8 columns 3 and 4 for TEST on Wednesday, February 7
  • Be introduced to spelling words page 9 - TEST on Wednesday, February 21
  • Practice identifying nouns, pronouns, subjects, verbs in sentences
  • Work with 'Publisher' in technology to continue to create their pamphlet on their country
  • Write an informative piece on four events from the Winter Olympics article
  • Conference with teacher on the informative piece
  • Finish reading benchmarking with teacher for end of 2nd trimester
  • Continue to listen to group read aloud of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis and take notes on chapters read

CHAPTER BOOK (novel type) MUST BE IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!!!

 

 

For Week of January 29 - February 2, 2018

Students will:

  • Practice spelling words using ABC order / and using in sentencs correctly
  • Review spelling words from columns 1 and 2 on page 8 - for TEST on Tuesday, January 30
  • Be introduced to new spelling words - page 8 - columns 3 and 4 - TEST on Wednesday, February 7 
  • Continue working on the use of similes, metaphors, personification in writing
  • Continue working on creating pamphlet for their country - use of technology applied (use of tablets)
  • Conference with teacher - begin reading benchmarking assessments
  • Continue to listen to group read aloud of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

CHAPTER BOOK (novel type) MUST BE IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!!

 

 

For Week of January 22 - 26, 2018

Students will:

  • Do some catch up from two snow days..... yesheartsmiley
  • Prepare for grammar TEST over nouns, subjects, verbs - test has been changed to Friday, January 26
  • Apply the usage of verbs correctly in their writing
  • Practice spelling list for TEST on Tuesday, January 24 - words at bottom of page 7
  • Be introduced to new spellling list - words on page 8 - columns 1 and 2 - TEST on Tuesday, January 30 (this is only one week for practice)
  • Participate in spelling bee
  • Review simile and metaphors
  • Work on personification
  • Conference with me on informational writing - "A Year of Disasters"
  • Find information in technology class for their country (writing informational report)
  • Begin formatting their pamphlet for their country in technology class
  • Continue to listen to group read aloud of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis and take notes

CHAPTER BOOK (novel type) MUST BE IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!!!

 

 

For Week of January 15 - 19, 2018

Students will:

  • Begin preparing for grammar TEST over nouns, subjects, verbs on Wednesday, January 24
  • Apply the usage of verbs correctly in their writing
  • Practice correct word usage of to, too, two, their, there, they're, your, and you're
  • Practice spelling list for TEST on Wednesday, January 17 - bottom of page 7
  • Be introduced to new spelling list - words on page 8, columns 1 and 2 - TEST on Tuesday, Janaury 30
  • Review simile and metaphors
  • Work on personification
  • Find information in technology class for their country
  • Begin formatting their pamphlet for their country in technology class
  • Finish writing informational paragraph/paragraphs from an article read about "A Year of Disasters"
  • Continue to listen to group read aloud of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

CHAPTER BOOK (novel type) MUST BE IN CLASS EACH DAY!

For Week of January 8 - 12, 2018

WELCOME BACK!!!!!

Students will:

  • Review, Review, Review  (grammar) smileyheart
  • Continue to work on spelling list for TEST on Wednesday, January 17 - pg. 7 - bottom of the page
  • Choose a country to write about as their informational writing piece
  • Begin to work on research in technology class for their country
  • Continue to listen to group read aloud novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Turn in December reading log by Wednesday, January 10
  • Continue to read towards the 200 pages for January reading log
  • Take notes on informational writing passage in Scholastic News and begin to formulate an informational paragraph

CHAPTER BOOK (novel type) MUST BE IN CLASS EACH DAY - conduct reports will be given this second half of the year if student comes to class without a chapter book.

 

For Week of December 18 - 21 (no school on the 22nd)

Students will:

  • Review capitalization / punctuation rules
  • Review nouns / pronouns / subjects / verbs
  • Read silently from chapter book - for December goal of 200 pages
  • Work on winter Haiku poems
  • Listen to group read aloud novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Take notes from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Apply research skills to find related information on a variety of countries

THE STUDENTS HAVE THEIR DECEMBER AND JANUARY READING LOGS.  They are still responsible for 200 pages read in December (will be tgurned in on Tuesday, January 9).  When January 1st rolls around they need to begin using their January reading log.

 

 

For Week of December 11 - 15

Students will:

  • Identify nouns, pronouns, subjects, and verbs
  • Identify more compound subjects and compound verbs in sentences
  • Read silently from chapter book (to help towards December's reading log goal of 200 pages)
  • Begin learning and applying the use of verbs in sentences
  • Continue to apply research skills to find related information on a variety of countries
  • Listen to group read aloud novel, The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

THE STUDENTS HAVE THEIR DECEMBER AND JANUARY READING LOGS.  They are still responsible for 200 pages read in December (will be turned in on Tuesday, January 9).  When January 1st rolls around they need to begin using their January reading log.

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!!

 

For Week of December 4 - 8

Students will:

  • Practice grammar rules 1-15
  • Review identifying subjects / verbs for grammar TEST on Wednesday  (Students will need to identify more than one subject with one verb.)
  • Identify pronouns in sentences
  • Prepare for spelling TEST on Tuesday over words from top of page 7 (will be written in cursive)
  • Continue to read towards their 200 pages for December Reading Log - THIS READING LOG WILL BE TURNED IN ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 9. The students are to start recording what they read for their January reading log beginning January 1.
  • Apply research sills to find related information ono a variety of countries
  • Continue to listen to group read aloud novel, The Magician's Nephew, by C.S. Lewis

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS EACH DAY!!!!

 

For Week of November 27 - December 1

Students will:

  • Practice and review grammar rules 1-15
  • Practice and review subjects / verbs for QUIZ on Wednesday
  • Practice with pronouns
  • Work on spelling words - top of page 7 for TEST on Tuesday, December 5
  • Read for STORIA homework assignment - if their STORIA 'teacher pic' book is finished they will read in an enjoyment book
  • Continue exploring how information is organized and presented in nonfiction writing
  • Hear, read, and discuss expository nonfiction about countries
  • Write thoughts and questions about a country
  • Listen to group time read aloud, The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  • Turn in November Reading Log on Friday, December 1 - please make sure pages are added up and you have initialed the page

 

For Week of November 13 - 17, 2017

Students will:

  • Practice and use grammar rules 1-15 in sentences
  • Identify subjects and verbs in sentences
  • Practice with nonsense words for spelling TEST on Tuesday, November 14
  • Work on metaphors and personification in sentences
  • Write an acrostic or Haiku poem for Grandparent's Day
  • Explore how information is organized and presented in nonfiction writing
  • Hear, read, and discuss expository nonfiction about countries
  • Continue listening to group time read aloud novel, The Magician's Nephew, by C.S. Lewis

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS EACH DAY!

 

For Week of November 6 - 10, 2017

Students will:

  • Practice and use grammar rules 1 - 15 in sentences
  • Practice nouns and nouns as subjects of sentences
  • Practice finding subjects and verbs in sentences
  • Practice with nonsense spelling words for TEST on Tuesday, Nov. 14
  • Read STORIA for homework and write a summary (6-7 sentences) on notebook paper of what is going on in the book so far - DUE Friday, Nov. 10
  • Work on writing Haiku poems for Grandparent's Day
  • Continue listening to the group time read aloud novel, The Magician's Nephew, by C.S. Lewis
  • Brain storm for their timed writing piece on traveling west on the Oregon Trail
  • Write in Performed Writing Task (timed writing) on the Oregon Trail
  • Continue reading in expository texts

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS DAILY!!!!

 

For Week of October 30 - November 3, 2017

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE READING BENCHMARK REPORT AND WRITING ASSESSMENTS ARE COMING HOME TODAY IN YOUR CHILD'S FRIDAY FOLDER.  THEY BOTH NEED TO BE SIGNED AND RETURNED ON MONDAY.  smiley

Students will:

  • Practice 'nonsense' words for next spelling test - this strengthens their ability with hearing the sounds/blends to form the words
  • Review and practice the use of contractions
  • Continue to practice grammar rules 1-11 and begin working on rules 12-15
  • Identify subjects and verbs in sentences
  • Turn in their October Reading Log on Wednesday, November 1 - this counts as a QUIZ grade in language.  PARENTS - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS ADDED UP THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PAGES AND YOU HAVE INITIALED THEIR READING LOG!!!!
  • Read STORIA  for homework - this week there is no reading log to be completed - just reading the assigned chapters
  • Learn how to read articles, take notes from the articles, have group discussions and prepare for a timed writing task the following week
  • Read expository texts and explore text features

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS DAILY!

 

For Week of October 23 - 27, 2017

The 27th finishes our 1st trimester!

Students will:

  • Learn grammar rules 12 - 13: making words plural that end in y and f or fe
  • Continue to practice grammar rules 1-11 along with simple, compound, complex sentences, fragments, run-ons
  • Practice with common and proper nouns
  • Practice spelling words - pg. 6 - column 3 and words at the bottom for TEST on Tuesday, October 24
  • Practice with 'non-sense' words by sounding out the letters / blends to form the word
  • Read assigned STORIA chapters - complete reading log with 3 codes by Friday
  • Continue working with poetry packet, adding TANKA poems
  • Be conferenced with teacher for reading benchmark - receiving the most recent reading level for this trimester

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS DAILY!!!!!

 

For Week of October 16 - 20, 2017

Students will:

  • Review and practice grammar rules 1-11, simple, compound, complex sentences, fragments and run-ons for TEST on Wednesday
  • Practice nouns - singular, plural, and possessive
  • Review for spelling TEST on Tuesday - over words on pg. 6 top section, columns 1 and 2
  • Be introduced to new words - pg. 6 - 3rd column and words from the bottom section - TEST will be Tuesday, October 24
  • Read STORIA leveled group chapters and use 3 codes (all must be different) on their reading log
  • Conference with teacher on narrative piece
  • Read for leveled benchmarking for end of trimester
  • Learn and practice poetry: similes, metaphors, Haikus, Tankas, Cinquains
  • Perform puppet biography book report (all is being prepared in class)

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS DAILY!

 

 

For Week of October 9 - 13, 2017

Students will:

  • Practice and apply grammar rules 1-11
  • Practice identifying simple, compound, complex, fragments, and run-on sentences
  • Correct run-on sentences to make them a compound or complex sentence
  • Review for QUIZ on Tuesday over simple, compound, complex, fragments, and run-on sentences (explanation for these are in your child's binder behind the grammar section)
  • Identify singular, plural, and possessive nouns
  • Practice spelling words - pg. 6 - top section - columns 1 and 2 for TEST on Tuesday, October 17
  • Use reading "codes" in leveled group reading from "What do I write in my READING WORK section?" handout
  • Record 'enjoyment' reading on October's reading log (this is required reading)
  • Conference with teacher on personal narrative writing
  • Practice reading for fluency with running record passages
  • Learn and practice Haiku poetry
  • Have materials in class by Friday, October 13, for creating puppets (from biography reading)

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS DAILY!!!!

 

 

For Week of October 2 - 6, 2017

Students will:

  • Work on grammar rules 1-11 and begin to apply them in their writing
  • Practice with simple, compound, and complex sentenced
  • Apply and practice nouns: singular, plural, and possessive nouns
  • Learn and identify subjects and verbs of a sentence
  • Practice vocabulary words from handout 1 for TEST on Tuesday
  • Be introduced to new spelling list - pg. 6 columns 1 and 2 of top section - TEST on Tuesday, October 17
  • Apply reading comprehension strategy of questioning
  • Read and take notes on their biography
  • Read in STORIA for homework during the week and complete reading log - due Friday, October 6
  • Conference on final copy of narrative piece
  • Practice types of poetry: Couplet

CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS DAILY!!!!

 

 

 

For Week of September 25 - 29, 2017

Students will:

  • Learn and apply new grammar rules #8-11 involving commas, singular and plural nouns, use of a and an
  • Continue to practice grammar rles #1-7
  • Practice with simple / compound / complex sentences for QUIZ on Wednesday, September 27
  • Practice using similes and metaphors in their writing
  • Review vocabulary words / definistions from vocabulary list 1 (in binder)
  • Practice with fluency in reading skills
  • Learn how to use reading codes from "How Do I Write in My READING WORK section?" handout  (These codes will be used with STORIA assignments.)
  • Read biography and take notes
  • Read for STORIA homework and use assigned 'Reading Codes' on Reading Journal
  • Learn how to write using quotation marks in dialogue
  • Revise narrative writing piece - conference with me
  • Apply the use of sensory details and strong transitional words in their narrative
  • Participate in IDR

ALWAYS HAVE A CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS!!!!

 

For Week of September 18 - 22, 2017

Students will:

  • Identify and review grammar rules #1-7, simple sentences, and compound sentences for QUIZ on Wednesday
  • Work on complex sentences as well as fragments and run-ons
  • Continue to use similies in writing
  • Understand difference between a simile and a metaphor
  • Review for spelling TEST on Tuesday - pg. 5 - columns 3, 4, 5
  • Begin vocabulary list 1 - TEST on Tuesday, October 3
  • Continue reading headings to "skim" a text
  • Begin writing narrative writing
  • Work on STORIA homework - reading log will be due on Friday - Students will be told on  Monday what the assignment is

ALWAYS HAVE A CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS!!!!

 

 

For Week of September 11 - 15, 2017

Students will:

  • Continue to identify and review in sentences the grammar rules #1-7 (in binder)
  • Use and identify in their writing strong simple sentences and compound sentences
  • Identify fragments and run-on sentences
  • Use similes in their writing
  • Rhyme poems and create couplet poems
  • Practice spelling words for TEST on Tuesday, September 19 - pg. 5 columns 3, 4, 5
  • Read headings to "skim" a text
  • Hear and discuss an informational article
  • Participate in IDR
  • Read STORIA for homework and do reading log (will be due by Friday)
  • Practice use of editing marks
  • Conference with me on writing assignments
  • Read for another benchmark check

ALWAYS HAVE A CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS!!!

 

For Week of September 4 - 8, 2017

Students will:

  • Identify and review in sentences grammar rules #1-7 (in binder)
  • Use and create simple sentences and compound sentences in their writing
  • Identify fragments and run-ons
  • Continue work with similes
  • Practice putting spelling words in ABC order - words from page 5 columns 3, 4, 5
  • Continue to explore expository text features
  • Participate in IDR (Individualized Daily Reading)
  • Read in STORIA from their reading group books chosen by me and describe the characters
  • Hear and discuss a nonfiction text
  • Continue practicing use of editing marks
  • Conference with me on new writing assignment

ALWAYS HAVE A CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS!!!!

 

For Week of August 28 - Sept. 1, 2017

PARENTS.... Please make sure your child is able to log on to STORIA at home.  After Labor Day we will begin having reading assignments for homework from STORIA. 

Students will:

  • Continue to review and apply grammar rules #1-7... Grammar test over rules 1-7 on Wednesday, August 30
  • Learn and work with simple, compound, and complex sentences
  • Continue use of editing marks
  • Identify sentence fragments and run-on sentences
  • Review for spelling test (August 29) over words in 1st 2 columns on page 5
  • Begin working on new spelling list - columns 3, 4, 5 on page 5.  This test will be Tuesday, September 19
  • Hear and discuss an expository text
  • Explore expository text features
  • Read for "running record" leveling
  • Read for independent reading and begin to take notes
  • Write freely about topics dealing with personal narratives

ALWAYS HAVE A CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS!

 

For Week of August 21 - 25, 2017

PARENTS..... The STORIA letter came home today with your child's passcode on it.  They also have one taped to the inside of their homework agenda to have at school.  Your child's reading level is written at the bottom of the STORIA letter.  In order to 'meet' benchmark at the end of the 1st trimester (Oct. 27) the students must be reading at level Q.  Please have them read some at home each evening - including reading aloud to you.  Starting Monday, the students are to have a chapter book (story type) with them in class each day. 

Students will:

  • Practice and review grammar rules #1-7 in binder
  • Learn about similes and apply them in some of their writing
  • Review for spelling test on Tuesday - pg. 27 - List 1
  • Write freely about things that interest them
  • Conference with me on writing
  • Type their rough draft from - "What Makes a Great Classmate"
  • Use reading comprehension strategies
  • Practice using editing marks - for capitaization, making a capital letter lower case, and punctuation
  • Learn about a professional author's writing practice
  • Speak clearly and listen to one another
  • Hear and discuss a poem pattern

ALWAYS HAVE A CHAPTER BOOK IN CLASS!

 

For Week of August 14 - 18, 2017

Students will:

  • Make text-to-self connections to enjoy and understand a story
  • Hear and discuss a story
  • Work on grammar rules 1-7: types of sentences / capitalize word I / nouns: common and proper / use of colon / abbreviations / capitalize days of week, months of year, holidays  (These rules can be found behind the grammar tab in their binder.)
  • Begin individualized daily reading
  • Benchmark students for accurate reading level
  • Write freely about things that interest them
  • Generate ideas and write about "A Great Classmate"
  • Express interest in and appreciation for one another's writing
  • Practice using basic editing marks
  • Practice a variety of spelling sounds
  • Begin spelling list 1 - page 27 in spelling book - TEST on Tuesday, August 22
  • Use Rhythmic Writing techniques to continue practicing cursive

                                                                                       

 

WELCOME TO LANGUAGE ARTS!

Ms. Lucas' Bio....

My name is Ms. Karen Lucas.  I am starting my 34th year teaching and my 19th year at Hebron.  Years ago I knew without a doubt that God called me to be a Christian school teacher.  This is a ministry to me, not just a job.  Throughout the school year I will enjoy getting to know each of my students individually.  I believe this helps me know how to teach towards their needs and goals.

A little about myself....I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  I have grown up in the states most of my life where my dad pastored, and then both my parents began working in Christian education.  God has blessed me with three amazing children  My daughter, Grace, is married to Jeremy who is a firefighter/paramedic in Gwinnett and part time associate pastor at their church.  They have two wonderful boys, Jesse (10) and Ty (6). Then God gave me twin boys, Andrew and Aaron.  Andrew also is a firefighter/paramedic in Gwinnett county.  Aaron is a police officer in the city of Duluth and is married to Cassie, a labor and delivery nurse.  They have 6 year twin girls, Alexis and Alyssa.  I'm "Ya-Ya" to my grands and love watching them grow up. I enjoy walking, working in the yard, swimming, reading, antiquing, going to the movies and out to eat, and love the mountains.

I teach 4th grade language arts which includes: reading, writing, grammar, and spelling/vocab.  I have a passion for these subjects and love watching the students grow in these areas.  I'm excited to teach the students that God has given us language to be able to use in a variety of ways.  You will see your child mature in their reading and writing skills this year.  They will also learn some speaking techniques as they get up and read their reports and/or share their thoughts from discussion questions.

I look forward to getting to know each of you throughout the year.  Please don't ever hesitate to contact me at kluas@hebronlions.org .

Proverbs 3:5-6