Dear PCSST Parents,
Welcome to the Language Arts Department's web-page.
In 4th, 5th, and 6th grade, Language Arts instruction aims to highlight students’ improvement in four major areas: READING, WRITING, VOCABULARY and GRAMMAR.
Our grammar instruction focuses on parts of speech, sentence structure, and punctuation.
In writing, we are working on creating meaningful and concise short and long responses using grammar and language rules. Students are expected to use Standard English (grammar, syntax, spelling, and written conventions).
In reading, we continue to expand students’ comprehension, critical, and analytical reading skills through variety of fictional and non-fictional texts. Students are reading for both enjoyment and analysis during guided and independent reading. Students are learning how successful readers think when they read, interact with, and examine the text. We explore language and literature through a variety of approaches including film, presentations, projects, written assignments, etc.
The vocabulary portion will focus on the learning of a vocabulary that is of a grade-level complexity through context clues. We also incorporate the learned vocabulary into our daily discussions and writing assignments.