English / Language Arts -Mrs. Orians
Journey’s Lessons- about every 2 weeks your child will start a new lesson following the Journey’s series which is found on Think Central. There will be a story to read, questions that focus on a particular reading skill, and then an end-of-story test. Questions will be posted on Google classroom and tests will be on Eduastic.com (link will be in Google Classroom). I will provide recorded help with all these activities and post on Google Classroom.
A Reader’s Notebook was provided. Lessons will be assigned through Think Central, but sometimes it’s easier having an actual book to read/take notes on and then enter answers online.
Vocabulary- before your child starts a new Journey’s lesson, there will be 10 vocabulary words to learn and be tested over. Quizlet will be available to assist with studying words. It has online flashcards, printable flashcards, games, and practice tests. Final tests will be on Edulastic.com.
Greek/Latin Roots- on the weeks there is no new vocabulary, your child will be introduced to 3-4 new Greek and Latin roots for the week. These are also on Quizlet and will be tested over on Edulastic.
Task Cards- every Journey’s lesson has a particular reading skill and reading strategy that is focused on. I will be assigning digital task cards to reinforce these skills.You will only have to complete one per day. These will be in a Google Slides format on Google Classroom.
Writing Projects- your child will write a personal narrative, research essay, compare/contrast essay, and an opinion piece this year. I will provide numerous ways to organize and simplify each step of the writing process through digital organizers and recorded lessons by me. All of the help will be provided on Google Classroom, and writing will be completed on a Doc template that I provide under that assignment.