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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  • This year, as an incentive, we are doing a 40 Book Challenge. The students have to read books from a wide range of genres and will receive rewards along the way to celebrate their accomplishments. While this is not required, it strongly recommended that each student participate.

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  • Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes EVERY evening. If you have internet access at home, the students have acces to MyOn Reading through thier student portal. This program has hundreds of books from which your student can choose.

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Vocabulary Words

  • Students will have a quiz on the following words on Friday, January 31st:











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