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 This Week in Language Arts


I will use this section to post what we are covering in class. I will give a brief description of the skills being covered for each subject.  I will update my website at the end of each week or on Monday with all of the week's information.  :)


Reading- No reading story.  We are writing and illustrating our own Tall Tales this week.  Students will be graded on their story they write in their cooperative learning group.  This will include the elements of a tall tale, neatness, mechanics, creativity, and group member evaluations.

Comprehension Skill: 

Vocabulary Words: 

Every story, students will have 6 Amazing Vocabulary.  They will need to define the word, write a sentence with the word, give a synonym and antoymn, and give the part of speech.  They will do this in class using their Oxford Pocket Dictionary/Thesauraus.  After 4 stories, we will have an Amazing Vocabulary test.  They will be able to use all 4 sheets to help them with the test. 

Amazing Words:  

Grammar-  Singular and Plural Pronouns

Spelling-  Contractions

Upcoming Tests:

January 17

Grammar Quiz

January 18

Spelling Test



 Ms. Prater and Mrs. Smyth’s Supply List



(1)  1 or 1½  inch clear view binder


(1)  package of plastic dividers with pockets


(3)  marbled composition books




3-pronged pencil pouch


Graph Paper (large square)


(1) Pocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus            

This will need to be purchased online or from Books-A-Million for approxiately $13.95 plus tax.  Mrs. Smyth has ordered this dictionary and is available at the front of the store.  This is an essential dictionary/thesaurus for her class that will be used for years to come.


(1) package of page protectors


(2) wide-ruled notebook paper


(2) packages of cap erasers


(3) packages of 3 x 5 lined index cards


(1) package of glue sticks


(1) 3 prong pocket folder (for counseling)






Colored pencils


Scissors (Intermediate school size)                                                      


(2) Kleenex


(3) Great Value brand wipes


(1) Hand Sanitizer


(3) reams of white copy paper (No Target brand- it will not feed through our copy machine.)


(2) paper towels


(1)  Post-It Notes


(1)  Black Dry Erase Markers


Wish List for Mrs. Smyth:

HP 21/22 Ink Cartridges

Febreeze Noticeables (Refills)

Treasure Box Items

Board games for Fun Friday (Mrs. Smyth)

Colored Pens (Mrs. Smyth)

Colored Copy Paper

Can of tennis balls

Adhesive felt circles for bottom of desk legs


Swiffer Wet Jet


Swiffer Wet Jet Floor Cleaner Refills


Swiffer Wet Jet Pad Refills