English language arts

READING

1st Trimester

Setting up Reader’s Workshop

Interpretation Book Clubs


2nd Trimester

Moving Up Level of Non-Fiction

Argument and Advocacy


3rd Trimester

Fantasy Book Clubs

Historical Fiction

Poetry


We will be following Lucy Calkin’s Reading Workshop model that focuses on Mini lessons, Independent Reading, and Open-Ended Sharing.


WRITING

1st Trimester

Setting up Writer’s Workshop

Narrative Writing


2nd Trimester

Informational Writing

Research Based Argument


3rd Trimester

Fantasy/ Sci Fi

Lens of History

Poetry


We will be following Lucy Calkin’s Writing Workshop model that focuses on Mini lessons, Independent Writing, and Open-Ended Sharing.


Every student should be reading for 30 minutes a night. Any type of reading material is fine (newspaper, novel, manual, etc.).