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Language Arts Instruction

 

 

Word Attack Skills and Phonemic Awareness

 

Vowels

Consonants

Blends

Digraphs

Dipthongs

Syllabication

Spelling

 

Reading Comprehension

Reading for meaning and application of word attack skills

 

What Good Readers Do

Preview

Question

Predict

Infer

Connect

Summarize

Evaluate

 

Strategies

Chunking, picture clues, context clues

 

Fluency

Use tracking- point to the words as you read

Pause at punctuation

Tone at the beginning of sentences

Response to punctuation

Repetition of readings to increase speed and perfect tone

 

Writing

Complete sentences- Capitalization, Overall appearance, Punctuation, Spelling

Grammar- expressing complete thoughts in writing properly, learning essential parts of a sentence

Writing paragraphs

The Writing Process- Brainstorming, rough draft, editing, revising, final drafts, publishing

Writing essays- Narrative, Informative, Persuasive

 

Vocabulary

What do the words mean? How can I find out or guess what it means?

3rd and 4th Grade using Wordly Wise Books

 

Read Alouds

Good listening

Reading for meaning- Think about what is being said

Asking questions and making predictions

Write about what was read

Draw about what was read