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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

2013/2014 Language Arts Curriculum

This is the Language Arts curriculum for my 8th grader and 4th grader, for the 2013/2014 school year.  Extra resources are listed at the bottom.  Caitlin will be using Easy Peasy for most of her Reading and Grammar, while DJ will be doing 8th grade FLVS Language Arts.

8th Grade Language Arts:

Independent reading
Literal, inferential and evaluative reading skills
Literary terms
Novel, short story and narrative poetry
Nonfiction
Biographies of great americans
Listening and speech activities
Advanced dictionary work
Extended vocabulary
Figures of speech
Spelling
Kinds of sentences and their parts
Functions of sentence elements
Report writing skills
Improving skills in using basic reference sources
Inductive and deductive reasoning

4th Grade Language Arts:

Silent and oral reading
Listening skills
Telephone skills
Making and accepting simple social introductions
Summarizing simple information
Critical reading
Short stories, chapter books, poetry and plays
Spelling
Increasing dictionary skills
Writing letters and informal notes
Written and oral book reports
Developing skills in locating information
Developing encyclopedia skills by using internet
Utilizing parts of a newspaper

Extra Resources for Language Arts:

http://www/bbcskillswise.com
http://www.abcya.com
http://www.dailygrammar.com
http://www.roythezebra.com
http://www.gsc.amdsb.ca
http://www.AAAspell.com
http://www.ezschool.com
http://www.wordgames.com
http://www.funenglishgames.com
http://www.readwritethink.org
http://www.busyteacher.org

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