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    SPRINGBOARDCartoon Writer

    Throughout the year, students will be immersed in an environment of reading and writing in order to become active writers. 
      
    Common Core State Standards
    The ELA curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards with listening, reading and speaking incorporated throughout.
     
     
     
                                             Reading and Writing 
    Snoopy Writing

    We teach that:

    • reading is a model for writing    
    • the writing process is critical
    • conventions and grammar greatly impact writing and its message
    • there are a variety of purposes for writing: to narrate, to explain, to describe, to persuade,  and to express oneself

     
                            Word Study
    Students will also focus on word study through reading, vocabulary, spelling and conventions work.
     
    Through writing, children will be taught:
    • Conventions
    • Sentence structure
    • Capitalization
    • Punctuation
    • Spelling
    • Vocabulary Development
    Students will read both literature and informational texts from a variety of cultures in an effort to heighten the appreciation of literature, and the importance of informational texts, especially as a model for writing.
     
    Writing Assignments
    • persuasive essays
    • literary essays
    Grading Policy
    • 50% Assessments
    • 50% Graded Assignments
     

Last Modified on February 11, 2016