• Language Arts Notes

     
    The SAGE Language Arts program is designed not only to increase students language skills, but also incorporate higher level thinking through writing and discussion.  Students will use a variety of literature, whole group and small group instruction, and project based learning as they explore the world around them and articulate their response to what they explore.
     
    The program will utilizes the Integrated Language Arts Model and its units from the Center of Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary  along with other literary units of study for 3rd and 4th grade. 
     
    The 5th and 6th Graders use novel studies along with the Collections Units from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 
     
    This year all reading students will have the opportunity to participate in a Wax Museum.  All students will do a research report on a person who has made positive contributions to society from all walks of life.  In the Spring they will take that information and bring it to life at our Wax Museum.  No two students may choose the same individual, I am going to let 6th grade have first choice then 5th and so on...  The plan is to repeat this activity each year.  Please do not try to get a head start, with the exception of possible topic choices.
     
    Reading Grades are based on the following:
    Classwork/Homework
    Literary Analysis
    Discussions
    Outside Assignments
     
    Categories will not be weighted but each grade will be assigned a point value reflecting the assignment.  Examples:  Small daily work 10 pts, Logs 50 points, Final mwriting assignments 25-100 points.
    All classwork/homework assignments and activities have various point values. 
     
    Late Work: 
    Assignments turned in late will receive reduced points.
     
    Please note: Although, writing is integrated within the program students will receive writing instruction (skills) with their homeroom teachers.  The "reading grade" on the report card will reflect work done in SAGE and the "Writing" grade will reflect work done with the homeroom teacher.