Age 3 through 6th Grade

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Language Arts - 4th

  • Use the writing process (prewriting, draft, revision, publish) to maintain focus on the topic and provide support
  • Practice narrative, opinion and informational writing
  • Develop and refine strategies for writing across curriculum
  • Create an interesting topic sentence and a concluding sentence
  • Recognize and compose the four kinds of sentences
  • Compose complete, non-run-on sentences
  • Write a four paragraph essay
  • Restate a question using PQPA (part question/part answer) in a complete sentence
  • Identify parts of speech
  • Understand subject/verb agreement
  • Recognize and correctly use nouns, pronouns, verbs, prepositions, and conjunctions
  • Apply the rules for capitalization and punctuation
  • Write legibly and neatly; form all cursive letters correctly
  • Identify relationships in analogies
  • Use sensory language, similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification
  • Compose a variety of poetry
  • Use proper spelling in daily writing
  • Use commas, apostrophes and quotation marks appropriately
  • Use homophones correctly
  • Programs used include Wordly Wise, G.U.M. (Grammar, Usage, Mechanics), and Writing Units of Study by Lucy Calkins