Students will study literary elements, including main idea, cause and effect, fact or opinion, inference, prediction, setting, etc. They will explore different forms of literature, including historical fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy, tall tales and fables, and be able to identify types of literature. We will look for deeper meanings in the text and explore the texts implications. We will also make real world connections to the stories we read. Spelling and grammar are not the focus of this class but will be modeled.
Textbooks: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (978-0142410318)
Little House in the Big Woods (0060581808)
These are My People by Mildred T. Howard (0890842426)
Mr. Popper’s Penguin by Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater (0316058432)
Supplies: 3-ring binder, loose leaf paper, tab dividers