Students judge the logic of stories and identify the purpose of different types of texts (to inform, influence, express, or entertain). Students explore how the author's perspective affects the text and produce research projects using visuals to support meaning.
Reviews phonics skills through spelling and writing activities. Spelling lists are developed around phonics elements, spelling patterns, and high-frequency words. Integrates writing into independent activities, allowing students to apply correct spelling skills. Weekly assessments include writing sentences from dictation.
Students develop writing to express, influence, inform, and entertain. Teaches students to generate ideas, develop drafts, revise and edit drafts, proofread, refine, and publish their work. Grammar concepts such as the eight parts of speech, types of sentences, capitalization, and punctuation are covered throughout the language arts curriculum. View TEKS. View sample of course guide.