Over the course of this year, students will gain a variety of knowledge and experience in the field of Language Arts. This course is a standard-based program designed to support all students in meeting grade level standards in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will learn reading comprehension, literacy response and analysis, vocabulary, writing skills, and listening and speaking skills. CHAPTERS
Ch.1 – Welcome to Class Ch.2 – Reading: Sharing Our Stories Ch.3 – Chapter 1 Test & Assignment Ch.4 – Reporting the News Ch.5 – Chapter 2 Test & Assignment Ch.6 – Explaining How Ch.7 – Chapter 3 Test & Assignment Ch.8 – Comparing and Contrasting Ch.9 – Chapter 4 Test & Assignment Ch.10 – Responding to a Novel Ch.11 – Chapter 5 Test & Assignment Ch.12 – Sharing Your Research Ch.13 – Chapter 6 Test & Assignment Ch.14 – Making a Difference Ch.15 – Chapter 7 Test & Assignment Ch.16 – Writing Effective Sentences Ch.18 – Learning About Paragraphs Ch.20 – The Sentence Ch.22 – Parts of Speech Ch.24 – Parts of Speech II Ch.26 – The Phrase and the Clause COURSE OBJECTIVES
The student will: 1. Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of word origins to determine the meaning of grade level appropriate words. 2. Demonstrate their ability to read and understand grade level appropriate material. 3. Demonstrate knowledge of grade level vocabulary. 4. Demonstrate a clear and coherent form of essay writing, which contain introductions, supporting evidence, and conclusions. 5. Demonstrate an understanding of the English language by writing narrative, response to literature, persuasive, and descriptive essays. 6. Write and speak with an understanding of standard English conventions are appropriate to this grade level, by delivering formal presentations using a variety of strategies.