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Language Arts and Literature is closely connected, so you will see a close correlation between Reading and Writing. These include;

  • Research methods (credible sources vs. incredible sources…. documenting your sources.)
  • What is digital citizenship? (Exploring the Internet safely.)
  • Exploring narrative writing using picture books
  • What is persuasive writing? (Students will read examples of persuasive articles and compose their own letter about a topic that currently concerns them within their community or school.)
  • What are different genres (types of writing)?
  • What is media literacy?
  • Exploring informational writing using magazines, newspapers, and online sources.
  • Components of strong writing (ideas, organization, word choice, voice, sentence fluency, and conventional correctness).
  • What is a paragraph? (parts of a paragraph, as well as different types of paragraphs)
  • Poetry elements
  • Different parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, conjunction, interjection, preposition)
  • The importance of using text features in nonfiction writing