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Language Arts

This year we will work on grammar, usage and mechanics. We will learn new vocabulary and spelling words. We will read a variety of texts including poetry, short stories, novels, and plays. We will use a combination of lessons from workbooks and online lessons for this class. You will use a writing journal for your reading assignments in this class.

Day 1:

  • First day of school
  • Set up classroom, decorate and discuss goals.

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Day 3:

  • Reading: Snow by David Berman
  • Reading journal:
    • What was today's poem about?
    • What type of figurative language is used in this poem?
  • Writing Workbook:
    • Why write? page 1
  • Language Arts Workbook:
    • Do What's Proper!, page 4

DAY 4:

  • Reading: Deer Hit by Jon Loomis
  • Reading journal:
    • What was today's poem about?
    • What type of figurative language is used in this poem?
    • Define rhyming pattern.
  • Writing Workbook:
    • What to write, page 2-3
  • Language Arts Workbook:
    • Prefixes all around, page 5

Day 5:

  • Reading: Eating Poetry by Mark Strand
  • Reading journal:
    • What was today's poem about?
    • What type of figurative language is used in this poem?
    • What is the rhyming pattern used in this poem?
  • Writing Workbook:
    • Keeping a journal,  page 4
  • Language Arts Workbook:
    • Super suffixes, page 6

Day 6: 

  • Reading: Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
  • Reading journal:
    • What was today's poem about?
    • What do you think about today's poem? How does it make you feel?
  • Writing Workbook:
    • Primary parts of speech, page 5-6
  • Language Arts Workbook:
    • Making contractions, page 7

Day 7:

  • Reading: Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
  • Reading journal:
    • What was today's poem about?
    • What type of figurative language is used in this poem?
  • Writing Workbook:
    • Modifiers, page 7
  • Language Arts Workbook:
    • A friendly letter, page 8

Day 8: 

smileyToday we will begin reading our first book of the year called, "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This book is about an adventourous young orphan that goes to live on a farm with an elderly brother and sister. Let's find out more with our daily reading lessons!

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Day 24:

  • Discussion: Discuss yesterday's reading
  • Reading: We have completed the reading of Ann of Green Gables.
  • Reading journal: 
    • Write a 5 paragraph essay that discusses how  Anne’s character changes, and how her character changes those around her?

Day 25:

  • Writing Workbook:
    •  Adding details to sentences, page 23
  • Language Arts Workbook:
    • Compare and contrast the facts, page 20

Day 26:

  • Discussion: Discuss yesterday's reading
  • Reading:
    • Review notes and summary before taking the quiz. 
    • Quiz: Take the quiz for Anne of Green Gables.
  • Reading journal: 
    • Review notes for quiz

Day 27:

  • Writing Workbook:
    • Expanding sentences with adjectives, page 24
  • Language Arts Workbook:
    • Name that antecedent, page 21
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