Language Arts

Launch Unit

Student Outcomes:

 Students will:

  • Develop an understanding of themselves as readers;

  • Learn to self-select appropriate texts;

  • Set goals for themselves as  readers;

  • Learn  the expectations and routines for actively participating in a reading community;

  • Learn how to participate in collaborative conversations about texts;

  • Learn how to follow agreed upon rules for discussion;

  • Learn to identify the main ideas and supporting details of a text or information presented orally;

  • Learn how to ask and  answer questions to clarify understanding of a topic under  discussion;

  • Learn the differences  among books that entertain, inform, and persuade, drawing on a wide reading range of text types, including fiction, poetry,  and nonfiction;

  • Develop habits of mind for engaging with a variety of texts;

  • Learn how to apply self-monitoring skills;

  • Learn  how to determine the meaning of challenging vocabulary words and phrases in a text;

  • Learn how to ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of the key details in a text;

  • Learn how to identify and use various text features to locate relevant information in a text;

GETTING READING ON RAZ-KIDS

Sign in on raz-kids.com to read some great texts. 

The teacher username is ebradley11.

SORTS FOR THE WEEK OF 

Log into Spelling City to practice the vocabulary and spelling activities for your word list.  The groups sorts are listed below. REMEMBER TO LOGIN ONCE YOU ARE THERE. 

Yellow Sort  

Blue  Sort   

Orange  Sort

 

RESEARCH RESOURCES

Use the following websites to research information on your topic. 

If the site needs a username and password it would be:

username: ehsd

password: home

Britannica Online

Culture Grams

Groiler Online

Google for kids

Kiddle

Kidrex

Pebble Go

Kid dictionary

Epic Books

SPELLING WEBSITES

  • Go to Spelling City  to practice this week's spelling words.
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