This class will incorporate both reading and writing.  Students will be writing about different topics many times throughout each month.  Writing will be integrated into many of the subject areas such as science, social studies and religion. All writing assignments are displayed.  May writing assignments will focus on the Blessed Mother and the women in our lives that have taught us so much. 
     Students will go through the writing process every time they are giving a writing topic: brainstorming, first draft, editing first draft with teacher (which is graded), re-writing edited work, publishing (which is re-graded).  Each student's published work will be displayed either inside our classroom or in the hallway. All student's writing will be sent home to be signed and then re-collected. Students will receive all their writing pieces at the end of the year.  
  • Students published piece must be neat and grammar error free to be displayed. Over time, students first draft will be close to grammar error free.
  • Homework will be given in reading every night.  Students will be either be asked to complete a page from their reading workbook and complete it in their ELA notebook just designed for reading homework or a handout that consists of reading, vocabulary, and grammar skills. This type of homework will help strengthen a student's reading skills and will be given daily except on Fridays. Vocabulary words will be the new spelling words. These words will be from our vocabulary workbook. Listed below is the spelling homeworkfortheweekwhen new words are provided:  Monday- write words five times each, Tuesdays- Pick six words and write a detailed sentence for each word.  Wednesdays-  correct "buddy" practice test if needed and get signed, Pick 5 vocabulary words and create a story that makes sense, Thursday- study for assessment, Friday- assessment.  Week of 5/16- vocabulary unit 13.  Spelling test is Friday, 5/18.