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 utilize 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.
Starting in the 2022-23 school year we will be moving towards an extention/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 place several times per week. We will incorporate literature studies and discussions during this time.
The 5th and 6th Graders use novel studies along with the Collections Units from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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, 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 for 5/6:
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.
Language Arts Notes