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Language Arts

Our Language Arts Block
 The Reading Writing Project ~ Lucy Calkins ~
We are in our third year of the Reading and Writing Units of Study by Lucy Calkins for teaching Language Arts.  Students will be learning within a reading and writing workshop model.  There will be minilessons on a regular basis, then the students will have time to go off and use what they have learned in their reading time or their writing time.  I am then available to work with small groups of students or individuals at their level.
Students will be given a reading log that they are responsible for throughout the year.  At least 15 minutes of reading is expected each school night. I encourage students to read a variety of genres throughout the year.  Some units, we will be given books that will be read, but some units, the students will have the chance to choose their own.  Please work with me this year to help your child become a lifelong reader!
Book Orders... 
Scholastic book orders are always available! Check out what's new in the Scholastic Book order. Click on the Scholastic Book Club Quick Link for the online catalog. Enter our classroom code GZL7D and help us earn free books for our classroom. Every online order earns 1 free book from Scholastic!