Students will read, or be read to, most days during class..
Students will usually have weekly vocabulary lessons that are based on the same word root. These words and their definitions will be listed on the English Assignments page. Tests, on the word root definitions, will be given on Fridays.
Students will write formal and informal letters, stories, personal narratives, literature responses and poetry. During the school year, students will also write a persuasive essay, an expository report and a research report. The research report will mainly focus on the process of research and the recording of the information.
The Six Traits of Writing will be reviewed on a regular basis. Writing assignments will be graded on two or more of the traits. The Writing Process will be followed for most writing assignments.
Students will be required to read outside of first peiod reading class. Monthly book projects will be turned in based on a book read independently They will need to study for the Friday word root test and also finish any work not completed in class.
Students will be given ample time to complete assignments. I am always in my room during lunch. Students may come in for help or to work on their own.