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Language ArtsSmile

Language Arts consists of reading, writing, spelling, grammar, D.L.R., speaking, and listening.

We use the Harcourt School Publishers Reading/Language Arts Series - Level 5, entitled Storytown.

The methods I use to teach reading include guided reading, Study Island, literature circles, S.S.R., and read aloud.

Writing is a another huge focus as well in 5th grade. During our Writing Workshop, students will use the Writing Process to write in a variety of genres, including:    

*narrative writing      *persuasive/argumentative writing    

*informational writing     *research-based writing          *letter writing

Analytical scoring traits are taught to improve their writing. These include:

     *focus       *content       *organization      *style       *conventions

Spelling will be on a Wednesday to Wednesday schedule. Students will focus on lists of words from our Harcourt Series.

D.L.R./Grammar will also be a big focus this year. Here, students learn editing skills, word skills, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.

Language Arts Websites for extra practice: Click here

Storytown tools: Click here

Additional Resources: Click here

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