Mrs. Donovan, Language Arts Teacher kdonovan@sau88.net
The goals is to become a critical thinker of literature and non-fiction, learn how to write a variety of genres, and utilize strategies to be better spellers, readers, and writers:
  • Learn spelling strategies and apply them to our writing.
  • Learn etymology (origin of words) and morphology (structure of words) as it applies to our unit so that we can be better spellers and readers.
  • Learn new vocabulary and appy it to our writing for the unit.
  • Analyze and evaluate reading selections.
  • Connect reading to our lives, the world, and other texts.
  • Read books we choose and ones that are required to build vocabulary and critical thinking skills.
  • Keep track of our progress as a reader and writer.
  • Write in a variety of genres, emulating models.