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Language Arts Instruction

 

What do we practice and accomplish in LAL?

 

Word Attack Skills and Phonemic Awareness

 

Vowels

Consonants

Blends

Digraphs

Dipthongs

Sight words

Syllabication

 

Use strategies to help sound out words such as syllabication and chunking parts of words to arrive at the whole word, and context clues which means to use the other words in the sentence to help you arrive at the correct reading of an unfamiliar word

 

Reading Comprehension

Reading for meaning and using close reading strategies- star or tab important information in the text, circle or write down words you do not understand, star or tab parts that surprised you or that you liked, use sticky notes and jot down notes where you make connections with the text, use a journal

 

What Good Readers Do

Preview

Question

Predict

Infer

Connect

Summarize

Evaluate

 

 Fluency

Use tracking- point to the words as you read

Pause at punctuation

Change your tone at the beginning of sentences

Respond to punctuation

Repeat the same readings to increase speed and perfect tone

 

Writing

Complete sentences- Capitalization, Overall appearance, Punctuation, Spelling

Grammar- expressing complete thoughts in writing in an orderly fashion; identifying and using parts of speech properly- ex. nouns, proper nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs

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

Writing multi-paragraphs - Narrative, Informative, Persuasive

 

Vocabulary

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

Pulling out words from the books we read and using Wordly Wise Vocabulary Work Books

 

Read Alouds

Practicing good listening 

Practicing reading for meaning

Asking questions and making predictions

Taking notes

Relaxing and enjoying the story