Welcome to Mrs. Harms'
Morning Language Arts Class!
     In Language Arts this year, we will explore a variety of genres in reading, including but not limited to realistic fiction, poetry, biographies, folk tales and informational text.  We will also practice our writing skills for many purposes.  We will write letters, journal entries, informational reports, persuasive essays, personal narratives, and fictional narratives.

WEEKLY ROUTINES FOR LANGUAGE ARTS:  Each week, unless otherwise noted in student agendas, students will be responsible for the following tasks:
1. Fluency: Students will be asked to read a passage aloud to a parent and have it signed.  Oral reading promotes fluency, and increased reading fluency is the goal for this assignment. (Due dates for these assignments will vary, and will be listed in your child's agenda. Usually, there will be one per week, due on Friday.)

2. Students will have 15 spelling words to practice for two week periods.  (Tests will be given every other Friday) These words will be listed in your child's agenda. The lists may be individualized, so your child's words may be different from his/her classmates' words.

Students will also work on writer's notebooks during the week at school. If they have not completed them adequately during given class time, they should be completed for homework.

Please feel free to email or call me if you have any question or concerns.  Thank you for your support in helping your child to become a better reader and writer!
Here are the Livescribe recordings for Fluency Assignments.  You can have your child listen to the passage read aloud and then reread it aloud themselves.  You can also have them read along with the recording.
OAA Review GamesProofreading: http://www.quia.com/pop/5501.html?AP_rand=1989851584Grammargames: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/adventure/grammar5.htmFact& opinion: http://www.quia.com/jq/24723.html
Language Arts Games
(under the simple column, start with medium, then try hard and superbrain!

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World Book Link: ​http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/home

Biography Info: http://gardenofpraise.com/

Dictionary: http://www.wordcentral.com/

Spelling City: http://www.spellingcity.com/harmsheather/

Star Test/AR:  https://hosted184.renlearn.com/109419/

Travel Unit:  http://www.unitedstatestouristattractions.com/index.asp?reason=NOREGION