Reading: The focus will be on reading aloud for fluency and comprehension, specifically poetry and other prose. Using context clues, affixes and roots of words, and other strategies to decode unfamiliar words will be learned and practiced. Story elements in literature will be explored and analyzed through a variety of texts. Guided Reading groups will be utilized in reinforcing skills and concepts learned in Shared Reading. These groups will change throughout the year, as individuals' skills and testing data dictate.
Writing: The focus this quarter is on Personal Narrative writing, with characters, setting, plot, and dialogue. Conventions; spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammar will be assessed every quarter. Grammar is a large focus at the beginning of this year.