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