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Weekly School-Wide ELA Focus

Weekly School-Wide ELA Focus (TK-12)

  • Vocabulary (TK-12): meticulous, negligent, exquisite, flawed
  • Word Analysis (2-8): The 5 Syllable Rules
  • Phonological Awareness/Word Analysis (TK-1): Syllable Clapping
  • Comprehension Strategy: Visualization/Wonderment
  • Comprehension Skill: Using QAR to answer questions about story structure (TK-1); Using QAR to answer questions with RACE [Read, Answer, Cite, Explain] and paraphrasing for citations (1-12) 
  • Essential Question (1-8):  How can I utilize the question to appropriately construct an answer?
  • Essential Question (TK-1): What are the different elements of s story
  • Thinking Map: Circle and Tree (in writing Grades 2-8); Tree (Grades TK-K-1)
  • Writing (Gr. 2-12): Focus on Informational Writing 
  • Writing (Gr. K-1):  Subject-Predicate
  • Language Objective (Gr. 2-10): Students will orally articulate ideas and negotiate conversations using respectful collaborative language.
  • Language Objective (Gr. TK-2): Students will orally and in writing identify and describe elements in a story  using complete sentences that include academic language (character, setting, problem, solution, and plot) and precise vocabulary.