English Language Arts
- Apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding
- Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
- Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
- Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details (cite evidence)
- Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem
- Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events
- Vocabulary development
- Paraphrase, take notes, and cite evidence
Monthly Reading Goals
- Each and every student will be expected to set a monthly Reading Goal
- In order to achieve this goal, students will read daily for 20 minutes each day as part of our Balanced literacy Block.
- As soon as a book is finished, students complete a “Tweet” to add to our “Read it and Tweet wall.”
- Students will review their goal at the end of each month to examine whether or not they have met their goal.
- Is an approach to teaching that emphasizes balance between reading & writing.
- Each day “blocks” are set aside to target key areas in the Ela CCSS’s.
- Best part? It’s differentiated!
- Opinion pieces supporting a point of view with evidence, reasons, and information
- Informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic
- Narratives using descriptive details and clear event sequences
- Use standard English conventions (complete sentences, capitalization, punctuation, correct spelling)
- Use proper grammar (interrogative & relative pronouns, progressive verbs, modal auxiliaries, prepositional phrases, correct order of adjectives)
- Strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing
- Use the Internet, to produce and publish writing demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting