ELA
Suggested Daily Schedule

 11:00- 12:00 Reading   
     
  Please refer to everything on my website.

All the skills have been taught and reviewing any/ all of the skills will prove helpful, now and in future grades.

   
 3:30- 4:00
ELA Centers/
Games/
Journal Writing
 
     
 Optional:  Write Time  1-2 pgs daily
   Handwriting  1 pg daily
     
     


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Journal Starters


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Adjectives


Articles


Homophones


Idioms:

An idiom is an expression with a special meaning different from the usual meaning of the individual words.

i.e.

  1. I put my foot in my mouth.
  2. He hit the books.
  3. I’m in the doghouse.
  4. She eats like a bird.



R.A.C.E.

R

Restate the question or prompt where appropriate.

A

Answer in a complete sentence.

C

Cite evidence to prove the answer.

E

Explain each part of the question or prompt.


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Spelling Rules:


Prefixes

Prefix: A word part added to the front of a base word that gives the word a new meaning.

Prefix

Meaning

Pre-

Before

Re-

Again

Bi-

Two/ 
Both

Un-

Not/ 
Opposite of

 

For example: The unfriendly dog barked at everyone.

Base word: friendly

Prefix: un-

Meaning: not friendly; not nice

 

For example: Mike reviewed his paper before he turned it in.

Base word: view

Prefix: re-

Meaning: to view again


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Suffixes

Suffix: A word part added to the end of a base word that gives the word new meaning.

Suffix

Meaning

-ful

“full of”

-y

“full of”

-ous

“full of”

-ly

“in a certain way”

-er

“a person who”

 

For example: The painter won an award at the art show.

Base word: paint

Suffix: -er

Meaning: a person who paints

 

Suffix

Meaning

-less

Without

-ness

A state of being

-able

Able to be

 

For example:  He was careless and forgot to pack water.

Base word: care

Suffix: -less

Meaning: to be without care


Suffixes that compare

Suffix

Meaning

Used

-er

“more”

when comparing 2 things

-est

“most”

When comparing 3 or more things


Common endings

-s and -es

Add -es when a word ends with:
s, sh, ch, or x

Less common Plurals 

To make a noun with an ‘f’ plural, change the ‘f’ to ‘v’ and add -es.

life, lives
half, halves
leaf, leaves
wife, wives

 
  -ed and -ing 

Drops a final ‘e’ before adding ending. 

Sometimes double the final consonant.

Change ‘y’ to ‘i’ before adding ending.

Adding -ed and -ing

If the base word ends with an ‘e’, the ‘e’ is dropped before adding the ending. 

Base word: hope
hope, hoped, hoping

 

  Adding -ed and -ing 

Adding -ed usually means it happened in the past. 

Adding -ing means it is happening in the present.

Adding -ed and -ing

If the base word ends with a vowel and a consonant, the consonant is doubled before adding the ending.

Base word: shop
Shop, shopped, shopping


Wacky ways to study spelling

Wacky Ways to Study Spelling

If this is the correct way up for you, wonderful!

However, if it appears upside-down for some reason, please try and print out a copy, if you can, or email me and I can send you the picture. Thank you!

To print:
Right click on the image and click 'Save picture as'.
Once saved, double click on the picture (wherever you have saved it) to open up the image.
Then right click on the image and click 'print'.

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Sentences

A simple sentence tells a complete thought.

A compound sentence is made up of two simple sentences joined by the word (and, but, or, so, for, nor, yet) which are coordinating conjunctions.

A comma comes before the coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence:

Compound Sentences

, and

, but

, or           All are coordinating conjunctions

, so 


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Verbs


Action Verbs 1

Action Verbs 2

Being Verbs

Linking Verbs

Main and Helping Verbs

Helping Verbs



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Editing: Capitalization and Punctutation


Use the COPS Editing strategy to make your work better! Then re-do your work, whilst correcting your mistakes.

 Capitalization  Did you capitalize the right words?
 Organization Did you organize the words in a complete sentence?
  Did you indent at the beginning of a paragraph?
 Punctuation Did you use correct punctuation?
 Spelling Did you use correct spelling?


Editing Marks

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Word - Part of Speech - Definition - Sentence

Word:

Part of Speech:

Definition:

Sentence using the word:

Picture that shows meaning:

Mr. Nussbaum: Lang. Arts

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