Language Arts


What Are We Learning?

  • Reading: For the third quarter we will be focusing on the integration of knowledge and ideas which will have the students learning from and finding connections between multiple sources.

    RL.3.7: Analyze how visual nd multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation fo fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

    RI.3.7: Draw on on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a questions quickly or to solve a problem sufficiently.

    RI.3.8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

    RL.3.9: Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

    RI.3.9: Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.


    Writing: Students will work on both informative and opinion pieces this quarter.

    W.1.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

    W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


    Language: Students will continue their work with figurative language, context clues, and the standard conventions of language this quarter.

    L.1.1: Demonstrate a command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

    L.1.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

    L.2.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

    L.3.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibility from a range of strategies.

    L.3.5: Demonstrate and understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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Vocabulary Words

  • 1. achievement: something done successfully; something gained by working or trying hard

    2. approximate: to take an educated guess about

    3. astound: to fill with surprise and wonder; to amaze

    4. challenge: to test the strength or ability of someone or something, especially by presenting with difficulties

    5. confident: sure of oneself

    6. decline: to refuse to accept; to say "no" to

    7. detect: to find or discover something; to notice

    8. impressive: having a strong effect; commanding attention

    9. independent: able to live or do something alone, without help

    10. reliable: deserving trust; dependable

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