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8:30 - 9:30 Language Arts (Reading and Handwriting)

During this time we focus on the Daily 5, which are the core aspects of our Language Arts Program using our Reader's/Writer's Workshop tools, or science and social studies topics.  The Daily 5 are:

  • Read to Yourself, (Read the Pictures, Read the Words, Retell the Story) - The best way to become a better reader is to practice each day, with books you choose on your just-right reading level.  It soon becomes a habit.
  • Read to Someone - Reading to someone allows for more time to practice strategies, helping you work on fluency and expression, check for understanding, hear your own voice, and share in the learning community.
  • Work on Writing - Just like reading, the best way to become a better writer is to practice writing each day.  
  • Listen to Reading - We hear examples of good literature and fluent reading.  We learn more words, thus expanding our vocabulary and becoming better readers.
  • Spelling - Word Work - Correct spelling allows for more fluent writing, thus speeding up the ability to write and get thinking down on paper.  This is an essential foundation for writers. 

At the end we leave some time for clean up and a bathroom break before recess.