Welcome to Language Arts!
This year, students will participate in Lucy Calkins Lessons which is based heavily on reading research to show gains in comprehension and fluency.
Lucy Calkins LOVES READING and because of this it allows students to travel around the world and through time all while being in school or at home. Your child might find themselves surrounded by dragons or with kids just like them who are in the middle of an epic adventure. In my Language Arts class, students will learn that reading changes your life. It makes you smarter, gives you someplace to go when you have to stay where you are and helps you find friends who have the same problems you do and gives advice on solving those problems. It can even help us be better human beings. Most of all, reading connects you to other readers. Escape with me into a good book. The best part is, you get to choose that book. Students will also take part in writing and vocabulary practices to build their fluency and word usage. They will also meet with me on either a weekly or bi-weekly basis, where we will discuss reading, writing and vocabulary skills. It is a great opportunity as a teacher to truly get to know my students and help in many different ways. I look forward to this year long journey with each and every one of you! Happy Reading and Writing!