• Language Arts Notes

    Grade 3/4: 
    Starting in the 2022-23 school year, we will be moving towards an extension/enrichment model for ELA.  Students will receive their core curriculum in the general education classroom and will move into the gifted class for small groups and intervention time.  This will take 4-5 times per week.  We will incorporate literature studies and discussions during this time.
    Possible Literature Studies for 3/4
    The Green Book
    Chasing Veermer
    A Long Way From Chicago
    This year all ELA 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 topic 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.
    Graded 5/6:
    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 5th and 6th Graders use novel studies along with the Collections Units from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.   
    Literature and units for 2023/24 School Year:
    Poetry by Edgar Allen Poe- Various Poems with a Focus on The Raven
    Japanese Incarceration Camps - Farewell to Manzanar and Journey to Topaz
    Navajo Code Talkers - Code Talkers
    5/6 Literature will also include historical documents related to literature.
    Reading Grades are based on the following for 5/6:
    Literary Analysis
    Outside Assignments
    Weekly Common Lit and No Red ink
    5th graders will also receive a separate writing grade.
    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 writing assignments 25-100 points.
    All classwork/homework assignments and activities have different point values.