Language Arts Skills

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Language Arts Skills

In May/June we will focus on the following concepts in ELA:

1.  Using a dictionary and glossary to define vocabulary words
     in Science and Social Studies.
2.  Using a thesaurus to identify and use synonyms and        
     antonyms in sentences
3.  Decoding words prefixes and suffixes
4.  Reviewing rules for forming plurals          
5.  Recognizing adjectives and adverbs in sentences
6.  Correct usage of a comma
7.  Using quotation marks in a sentence
8.  Review of rules for forming the plural for nouns
9.  Forming possessive nouns by adding 's and s'
10.  Using irregular verbs in sentences

Writing Samples May/June will include:

1.  Compare/Contrast Activity:Using text evidence tell
     how story characters have changed from the beginning to
     end of a story.

2.  Creative Writing--Seasonal themes include:
      1.  One day it rained.........
      2.  Spring poetry

3.  Fact Paragraph on Summer Safety


      

The book Freckle Juice by Judy Blume will be read in class.  When finished the children will write their own recipe using time order words: first, then, next, finally etc.  This will give them practice in writing directions.



Cursive Writing
The children are doing quite well with cursive writing. Please do not go ahead of us and teach your child. There is a definite style and technique I need to show them and I don't want them confused.
Please practice any corrected papers I send home. There is NO RUSH for the children to master this skill. Keep in mind that every child's fine motor skills are different. Just encourage them to keep trying. Practice makes perfect!






                                     Resources

Abbreviation List
Acrostic Poetry
Use the template to create your own acrostic poem.
Bitesize Language Arts
Practice reading, writing. spelling, and grammar skills.
Book Builder
Create a free account and design a digital book.
Diamante Poetry
Use the template to create your own poem.
Sentence Clubhouse
Build a clubhouse while practicing your sentence skills. This is a good site to practice identifying types of sentences and punctuation and capitalization skills.
Spelling City
Practice weekly spelling lists through interactive games and activities.
Summer Story Ideas
Use these ideas to write stories during the summer months. Be sure to share them with me in September!


Notepad.png             Language Arts Skills

In May/June we will focus on the following concepts in ELA:

1.  Using a dictionary and glossary to define vocabulary words
     in Science and Social Studies.
2.  Using a thesaurus to identify and use synonyms and        
     antonyms in sentences
3.  Decoding words prefixes and suffixes
4.  Reviewing rules for forming plurals          
5.  Recognizing adjectives and adverbs in sentences
6.  Correct usage of a comma
7.  Using quotation marks in a sentence
8.  Review of rules for forming the plural for nouns
9.  Forming possessive nouns by adding 's and s'
10.  Using irregular verbs in sentences

Writing Samples May/June will include:

1.  Compare/Contrast Activity:Using text evidence tell
     how story characters have changed from the beginning to
     end of a story.

2.  Creative Writing--Seasonal themes include:
      1.  One day it rained.........
      2.  Spring poetry

3.  Fact Paragraph on Summer Safety
Notepad.png             Language Arts Skills

In May/June we will focus on the following concepts in ELA:

1.  Using a dictionary and glossary to define vocabulary words
     in Science and Social Studies.
2.  Using a thesaurus to identify and use synonyms and        
     antonyms in sentences
3.  Decoding words prefixes and suffixes
4.  Reviewing rules for forming plurals          
5.  Recognizing adjectives and adverbs in sentences
6.  Correct usage of a comma
7.  Using quotation marks in a sentence
8.  Review of rules for forming the plural for nouns
9.  Forming possessive nouns by adding 's and s'
10.  Using irregular verbs in sentences

Writing Samples May/June will include:

1.  Compare/Contrast Activity:Using text evidence tell
     how story characters have changed from the beginning to
     end of a story.

2.  Creative Writing--Seasonal themes include:
      1.  One day it rained.........
      2.  Spring poetry

3.  Fact Paragraph on Summer Safety