Grammar, Writing, and Spelling
 
Though writing skills are important in every subject, we place special emphasis on learning writing as a skill during our language arts time.We use our knowledge gained in reading our ARC books to encourage our writing.  Throughout the year we complete formal writing projects including our narrative writing, our Ecosystem books, an adventure story, a persuasive write, and an argument based on historical documents.  

During grammar we practice with nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, punctuation, conjunctions, and types of sentences.  We will be using Kids A-Z to reinforce spelling concepts along with some phonics, sentence structure, and vocabulary work. 

To improve typing skills needed for some of our final draft work, please visit the following site:

http://www.typing-lessons.org/