This term the steps of the writing process are emphasized as students write a personal narrative which includes description.
Elements of a short story are covered as students read short stories and learn reading strategies to help them remember and comprehend. Students also will read at least two additional novels. Essential skills will be emphasized! Independent reading is important. Students should aim
to read at least one half hour per night.
Students will begin a discussion of the parts of speech by starting with nouns, verbs, direct objects, indirect objects and then linking verbs with subject complements.
Students will analyze word structure to help them in word analysis.