Language Arts

Students are building a reading life! They have learned to set themselves up for a successful reading experience by making good reading choices and picking out "just right" books. Soon they will learn strategies to monitor for comprehension and read more complex texts. Reading at home each day is an essential part of building their reading lives.

September marks the start of a narrative writing unit...
All students begin the year with a narrative writing unit. They will fill their Writers’ Notebooks with small moment stories. One way parents can support this at home is to practice storytelling at the dinner table, in the car on the way to the grocery store, or as a bedtime ritual. Practice telling regular/everyday stories (“Today I made
a huge mistake. I was walking down the hallway, carrying my coffee mug. It was piping hot and filled to the BRIM...”)