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We are learning Language Arts here. 

  • READING
                Figuring out what the words are (decoding)
                Reading smoothly and with expression (fluency)
                Understanding what the author means (comprehension)
                        Adding more reading to our schedules because, in order
                    to become a proficient reader, you must PRACTICE! 
  • VOCABULARY
                Words, words and more words!
                What new words mean
                Where they came from
                How to make new ones from old ones
                How to use prefixes and suffixes to change root words
                How to say them
                How to spell them
                How we can use them all the time
                
                
  • WRITING
                Sentences
                       What makes up a complete sentence?
                        How we can elaborate to make sentences more interesting?
                                    (Megan calls this "decorating")
                        Paragraphs
                        What MUST you have in a good paragraph?
                        How do you put it in order?
                        When do you know to begin ANOTHER ONE?
                     Essays
                       How do you begin an essay?
                                     (THE DREADED "RESPOND TO A PROMPT" DILEMMA) 
                       How to organize an essay
                       How to ELABORATE
                                Details
                                 Anecdotes (no it is not a medicine!)
                                 Examples
                                 Descriptions
                       To persuade or expose, that is the question
                                        write about something or
                                        get others to go along with your cause
               Letters
                        Cover    
                        Introduction
                        Thank you
                        Persuasive     
                       Resumes   
                                     What job do you want?
                     Do you qualify for it?
                     Share to make people want to hire you!    
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