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Spelling
5th Grade Spelling Words - make sure you can read them fluently and spell them correctly
Writing Practice Websites

4th Grade Spelling Words - make sure you can read them fluently and spell them correctly
Writing Practice Websites

6th Grade Spelling Words - Challenge yourself in spelling and site words!



Grammar

Sentence Camp Assignments:

1.  Run-On Sentences  http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/runonsentences/

Watch the Brainpop video on Run-On Sentences.  Then, click on the activities box.  Choose 1 activity to complete, either the Activity, Graphic Organizer or Vocabulary.  When it is done, be sure your name is typed on it on one of the answer lines and print it out.  Then take the review quiz.  When you get a perfect score on  the review quiz, take the graded quiz.  Type your name and print your results.  Turn them in.

2.  Punctuationhttp://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/punctuation/

Watch the Brainpop video on Punctuation.  Then, take the review quiz.  When you get a perfect score on the review quiz, take the graded quiz.  Type your name on it and print your results.  For extra camp credit, click on the FYI box.  Read the information on the Did You Know page about the least used punctuation marks.  Then read the information from the Arts and Entertainment, Way Back When or Careers page.  Write one sentence, synthesizing the information from the page you chose to read, using either a interrobang, therefore sign or a pilcrow.



Our writing curriculum is Every Child a Writer which is published by the National Literacy Coalition.  Each grade level has a sequence of writing genres and teaching targets that students work through. For more information, link to The National Literacy Coalition


Handwriting Without Tears aims to make legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill that every student can master. This unique and compelling curriculum design and teaching strategies facilitate this goal. We have been using this program in our K-3 grades, and will implement it in grades 4-6 in 2008-2009. Handwriting Without Tears


Classroom resources:

Personal/Imaginative recount:  Pure Imagination video

                                                                       

                                            Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Adverb Homework Assignment

Adverb Word List

http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/tenses/

Persuasion Map Online Organizer
Write Away strategies

Persuasive Organizer

Sentence Type Quiz

How to Write a Mystery - story starters, plots, building suspense


Letter Writing
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/letter_generator/


Vocabulary Assessment

Poetry

During our poetry unit, you are required to write 4 poems.  link to Poetry 4 Kids and choose which 4 different types of poems you would like to explore.  Read about how to create them, and write your own poems!
options:
•Use the Word Mover to create a Found Poem.
•Use the Line Break Explorer to help you make a shape poem. 
• Use the Interactive Acrostic Poem maker to write an acrostic Poem.
•Use the Diamante Poem Maker to write a diamante.

Link to How to Recite a Poem Like an Expert to get tips on how to read your poem outloud for our poetry cafe.
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