All students should be reading for 20 or more minutes each night. If possible, they should discuss what they have read with an adult or older sibling. It is this discussion that improves reading comprehension.
Students have 5 spelling words or phrases every two weeks. Those words are transition words and phrases used in their writing. The new list of words, with the test date, is sent home every other Monday.
Any grammar or vocabulary pages that were not completed in class are sent home as homework. These pages can be turned in anytime during the nine weeks they were assigned for full credit.