Reading students work on the Fab Four each day: Predicting, Questioning, Clarifying, and Summarizing. Throughout the year students will learn to identify story elements, distinguish between a variety of genres, understand and identify literary elements that authors use while writing, identify and actively look for different text structures/organizational patterns, as well as expanding their vocabulary throughout the year. Students will also begin preparing for the State Reading test that takes place in April. To improve reading comprehension, students should be doing TeenBiz at home. All students should also be reading at home each night.
Language Arts students will work on grammar and vocabulary each day. Students will be preparing for their state writing exams which will take place in the early spring. Each class also reads several novels throughout the year that are selected by the teacher. To find out what your child is reading, check on their individual teacher's page.