Parents: All Homework Must Be Signed
SHEET for READING/LANGUAGE ARTS/WRITING
Spelling words in A-B-C order Number words.
Vocab. Words on front of index cards with the def. and a pict. to
represent the word on the back.
- Practice sheet 239-240
- Grammar sheet 99
- Grammar sheet 100
- Answer questions for
story on p. 371 of Storytown book; remember to write each question &
answer in complete sentences.
- Grammar sheet 242-243
- Write a sentence for
each Vocab. word. Remember to underline the Vocab. word.
- Weekly Reading &
- Work on Study Island
over the weekend.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR
Be sure your child has this Rdg./Language Arts homework
sheet in his/her Rdg. folder every day. Try to listen to your child read ea. night, for at
least 20 min. Ask questions about what was read to reinforce comprehension
This week we are working on Lesson 28 in our Storytown
Our focus skill for this week is “making predictions.” Good
readers make predictions all of the time about characters & events. They
think about what they already know about a topic or situation, as well as what
they learn from reading the story in order to make predictions. Making &
checking predictions helps readers keep track of what is happening in a story. We
will also be reviewing “cause & effect” this week. Recall that the cause is
what makes something happens & the effect is what happens as a result.
Our Grammar skill for this week is “contractions.” A contraction is two or more words
shortened into one. When we make a contraction, we drop a letter or letters and
use an apostrophe instead. Recall that a subject
pronoun is a word that identifies the subject of a sentence, such as I, you, he, she, it, and they. (We have
already studied subject pronouns.) A subject pronoun contraction, combines & shortens a subject pronoun & its
verb- such as we’ve (we have), he’s (he
We will also look at negative verb contractions &
discuss double negatives. “Not” is a negative that means “no” or “none” and it
is often used in contractions. Some examples of negative verb contractions are
– haven’t (have not), can’t (cannot)
& don’t (do not).
It is correct to
write: I can’t have any pizza.
It is not correct to
write: I can’t have no pizza. (This
sentence contains a double negative which is incorrect grammar.)
Students will be reviewing homographs. These are words that are spelled/written the same but
have different meanings & origins & are sometimes pronounced
differently. There is information about homographs in the Reminders section of
our website; scroll down the Reminders section until you locate homographs,
Ex. The farmer will sow some seeds.
The large sow cared for her baby piglets.
your dog like to go outside?
ran through the forest.