Through a literature study of Newbery Award winning novels, students will develop skills in reading comprehension and beginning composition. Students will engage in class discussions and interactive activities to develop a deeper understanding of assigned texts as well as stronger close reading habits. Students will be able to identify and analyze the elements of a story, theme, point of view and character development. Basic writing composition skills will be nurtured through daily grammar homework, in-class grammar lessons and revision of weekly writing assignments.
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