This class uses Language! It is an accelerated program with a 90 minute block of time. Each day we will work on the following steps:
*times are approximate and fluency is addressed in various steps.
And Phonics (10 minutes)
|Helps students learn the building blocks of the English language|
Word Recognition and
Spelling (10 minutes)
Teaches students how to use the sound spelling correspondences to fluently read and spell words
Step 3 Vocabulary and
Morphology (10 minutes)
|Develops the meanings of words students can read and spell|
Step 4 Grammar and
Usage (15 minutes)
|Increases understanding of sentence parts and patterns|
Step 5 Listening and
|Teaches comprehension using three different levels of text each with an increasing level|
Step 6 Speaking and
Listening (25 minutes)
|Develops communication skills through speaking and writing|
All students and teachers are treated with dignity and respect. We follow the Discovery program in my classroom.
The students are not assigned homework, but can do specific tasks to get homework treats. This is to encourage them to participate in reading activities at home to help boost their reading skills.
- Fluency practice sheets (they bring their log sheets with their correct words per minute for credit)
- Vocab Journey or Sortagories: www.vocabjourney.com
- Vocabulary apps on cell phones (list on resource page)
- Reading at home for 30 minutes to an hour
- Silent read or read to a sibling, parent, cousin, or even the dog!
All work done in class is reviewed before any tests are given. The students are exposed to all grammar lessons and spelling words many times within each unit. If you would like to review spelling words with your child, you will find them on my lesson plans. Click on the grade your child is in and you will find our lessons. The spelling words are listed on the days of the tests.