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Language Arts Curriculum

  • 1st Grade
    • Reading
      • Identify key details
      • Summarize story
      • Identify the feelings of characters
      • Use the illustrations to enhance knowledge of reading
    • Writing
      • Write opinion pieces with an opinion, a reason, and some kind of closure
      • Write informative pieces with a topic, some information, and some kind of closure
      • Write narratives including multiple events linked together, some detail, and some kind of closure
    • Speaking and Listening
      • Ability to ask questions to comprehend
      • Ability to produce complete sentences when speaking
    • Grammar
      • Capitalization
      • Common and proper nouns
      • Singular and plural nouns
      • Words to convey past, present, and future
      • End punctuation after sentences
      • Spell phonetically 
      • Reflexive pronouns
      • Contractions (apostrophe)
  • 2nd Grade
    • Reading
      • Ask and answer questions relating to the text
      • Identify the problems and solutions 
      • Identify rhythm in writing (rhyme, alliteration)
      • Be able to explain cause and effect
      • Identify changing points of view
      • Use illustrations to expand knowledge
    • Writing 
      • Write opinion pieces by introducing a topic, stating an opinion, supplying evidence, using linking words, and adding a closing statement
      • Write informative pieces by introducing a topic, using facts and definitions to develop points, and providing a closing statement.
      • Write narratives by recounting an event, including details, using temporal words, and adding a closing statement.
    • Speaking and Listening 
      • Discuss plot elements of the text
      • Build on peers’ ideas
      • Recount key details
      • Produce complete sentences answering questions
      • Produce, with limited outside help, prose or poetry with illustrations 
    • Grammar
      • Synonyms/antonyms
      • Commas
      • Prepositions
      • Conjunctions
      • Capitalization
      • Common and proper nouns
      • Singular and plural nouns
      • Words to convey past, present, and future
      • End punctuation after sentences
      • Spell phonetically 
      • Reflexive pronouns
      • Contractions (apostrophe)
      • Subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement
  • 3rd Grade
    • Reading
      • Determine the main idea and explain key details
      • Describe literal and figurative meanings of certain phrases
      • Identify point of view and be able to distinguish the author from the narrator from the reader
      • Compare and contrast elements of different stories, including setting, plot, characters, etc.
      • Understand different types of fiction, as well as the difference between fiction and non-fiction
    • Writing
      • Write opinion pieces 
        • Include a main idea with supporting details
        • Use transitional words and phrases to link ideas
        • Have a conclusion
      • Write informative pieces about a certain topic with facts about it
        • Efficiently introduce topic (hook)
        • Develop the topic well using outside evidence
        • Have a conclusion
      • Write narratives
        • Organized reasonably
        • Logical plotline
        • Use of temporal words and phrases to signal event order
        • Use of sensory details
        • Use of dialogue
        • Have a conclusion
    • Speaking/Listening
      • Ability to effectively discuss texts with peers
      • Ask and answer questions relating to the information presented
      • Properly explain, in four to five complete sentences, answers to complex questions
      • Understand difference between spoken and written English 
    • Grammar
      • Identify common prefixes and suffixes, as well as their meanings
      • Know and be able to explain functions and examples of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns
      • Topics to Know:
        • Abstract nouns v. concrete nouns
        • Regular and irregular plural nouns
        • Regular and irregular verbs
        • Past, present and future tenses
        • Subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement
        • Comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs
        • Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions
        • Simple, compound, and complex sentences
        • Capitalization in titles
        • Commas in addresses
        • Commas and quotation marks in dialogue
        • Use of possessives
        • Conventional spelling patterns 
        • Relative pronouns
        • Progressive tense
        • Helping/Linking verbs
        • Prepositional phrases
        • Correctly use frequently confused words (two/too/to, their/there/they’re)
    • 4th Grade
      • Reading
        • Identify and describe the themes of pieces of text
        • Describe characters in depth, including their thoughts, words, actions, and motives
        • Explain structural differences between poems and prose
        • Compare and contrast points of view
        • Compare and contrast themes and morals
      • Writing
        • Write opinion pieces including a topic, reasons supported by details, linking words and phrases, and a closing statement.
        • Write informative pieces including a well developed topic backed by facts, quotes, and definitions, precise language, and a concluding statement.
        • Write narratives including a sequence of events, a variety of transitional words, sensory details, and a concluding statement.
      • Speaking/Listening
        • Engage effectively in collaborative discussions
        • Come to discussions prepared
        • Follow rules and regulations for discussions nd carry out assigned roles.
        • Pose and respond to specific questions
        • Paraphrase portions of text
        • Identify the reasons and evidence that a speaker provides
      • Grammar
        • Punctuate for effect
        • Abstract nouns v. concrete nouns
        • Regular and irregular plural nouns
        • Regular and irregular verbs
        • Past, present and future tenses
        • Subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement
        • Comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs
        • Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions
        • Simple, compound, and complex sentences
        • Capitalization in titles
        • Commas in addresses
        • Commas and quotation marks in dialogue
        • Use of possessives
        • Conventional spelling patterns 
        • Relative pronouns
        • Progressive tense
        • Helping/Linking verbs
        • Prepositional phrases
        • Correctly use frequently confused words (two/too/to, their/there/they’re)
    • 5th Grade
      • Reading
        • Quote accurately from the text when explaining explicit details
        • Understand themes
        • Compare and contrast characters from different pieces
        • Explain how paragraphs, scenes, stanzas, etc. fit together
        • Analyze how visual elements contribute to a text
        • Understand an author’s tone
      • Writing
        • Write opinion pieces which have a logically supported opinion, words linking opinions, facts, and details, and a conclusion.
        • Write informative pieces which have well-developed topics, visual elements where needed, facts, quotations, concrete details, linking words, phrases, and clauses, and a proper conclusion.
        • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences by including dialogue, description, pacing, transitional words, and a conclusion to enhance the story.
      • Speaking/Listening
        • Engage effectively in collaborative discussions
        • Come to discussions prepared
        • Follow rules and regulations for discussions nd carry out assigned roles.
        • Pose and respond to specific questions
        • Paraphrase portions of text
        • Identify the reasons and evidence that a speaker provides
      • Grammar
        • Parallel structure
        • Syntax for effects
        • Punctuate for effect
        • Abstract nouns v. concrete nouns
        • Regular and irregular plural nouns
        • Regular and irregular verbs
        • Past, present and future tenses
        • Subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement
        • Comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs
        • Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions
        • Simple, compound, and complex sentences
        • Capitalization in titles
        • Commas in addresses
        • Commas and quotation marks in dialogue
        • Use of possessives
        • Conventional spelling patterns 
        • Relative pronouns
        • Progressive tense
        • Helping/Linking verbs
        • Prepositional phrases
        • Correctly use frequently confused words (two/too/to, their/there/they’re)

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Step by Step Instructions

https://www.k5learning.com/free-grammar-worksheets/first-grade-1

https://www.k5learning.com/free-grammar-worksheets/second-grade-2

https://www.k5learning.com/free-grammar-worksheets/third-grade-3

https://www.k5learning.com/free-grammar-worksheets/fourth-grade-4

https://www.k5learning.com/free-grammar-worksheets/fifth-grade-5