A 36-Week Long Schedule for Building a Great Paragraph
Designed for Students Ready to Learn How to Write a Well Written Paragraph
Target Age Group: Grade 5
Type of Resource: Non-Consumable
This Language Arts Guide
The “Digging in Paragraphs” guide schedules enough material for a full school year. This program pulls together several great resources. This guide schedules: cursive handwriting practice, creative paragraph instruction and writing, parts of speech worksheets, punctuation, sentence structure and types, spelling activities and practice, vocabulary workbooks, reading, language activities, and language skills. The guide offers weekly teaching notes, helps, and instructions on how-to-use the materials in this guide and so on. The answer key for the LA 5 Student Worktext Set and Scout’s Guide to Good Paragraphs is included as part of this resource.
Master the basics of writing a good paragraph! Scout has returned with all new adventures in Alaska that will guide students through the basics of writing a good paragraph. The creative writing is focused on constructing paragraphs of various types, from instructive to descriptive and more. Along the way, Scout will help students move forward with their grammar studies to more difficult concepts such as direct and indirect objects, clauses, verb phrases and more while reviewing basic usage and mechanics. Students will also continue practicing their cursive writing skills and vocabulary building.
LA 5 includes the items listed below, and a guidebook that brings it all together and offers instruction to coordinate with your fifth grader’s themed program. It also includes a guidebook that offers creative suggestions to coordinate with several themed programs. Students continue to improve their reading skills, reading suggested books that range in length from 65 to 250 pages, but which have a consistent reading level achievable for this age. Students are expected to read about a chapter a day. NOTE: This resource is printed in black and white.
Introducing Ebook Language Arts!
You’ll love the functionality and flexibility of our ebook language arts programs for grades 3-6. Each program is an ebook collection that includes a guide and most of your language arts resources. These ebook collections are specially formatted to make them easy to view on a tablet or laptop, or print from your home printer and use. The language arts worktexts, for instance, can be printed as worksheets at home or in WP’s booklet format at Staples.
Best of all, your ebook purchase allows you to print as many copies of consumables as you need for your family. Printing consumables can really help you save on most language arts programs, as so many include several consumables.
Another change this year is that we are no longer selling readers as part of our 3rd-6th LA programs. With the advent of personal reading devices, tablets, smartphones, and laptops, more and more of these books are available in a less-expensive ebook format. Reader sets are still scheduled and available as special order items, but we believe this offers flexibility to parents to choose to buy ebooks, or borrow books from a friend or library to reduce their homeschool costs. Instead, we are including eReading Schedules that schedule books and provide discussion questions.
List of the Student Books
- Scout’s Guide to Good Paragraphs
- Spellwell D, Dd, & Answer Key Student Books
- LA Student Worktext Set
- Independent Student Reader Set*
*IMPORTANT NOTE: This guide schedules independent reading, but as mentioned above the readers above are not sold as part of the LA 5 “Digging Into Paragraphs” set. This guide schedules multiple independent reading options. Each reader option has a different historical or themed focus, such as: Early and Later American History, World Cultures, World History, Ancient History, and Middle Ages History. Each of these Independent Readers Set coordinate with our themed packages. Simply choose the Independent Student Reader Set that your student is most interested or coordinates with your themed study.
Concepts LA 5 “Digging Into Paragraphs” Covers:
Week 1: Sentence Basics, Subject and Verb, Periods, & Negatives
Week 2: Negatives, Subject and Verb, Abbreviations, & Sentence labeling
Week 3: Nouns, Proper Nouns, & Capitalization,
Week 4: Nouns, Plural Nouns, Capitalization, Key Words, & Topic Sentences
Week 5: Collective Nouns, Being Verbs, Action Verbs, Helping Verbs, & Commas
Week 6: Being, Helping, and Linking Verbs; Verb Tenses, Semi-Colons and Colons, Taking Notes in an Outline, & Paragraph Outlining
Week 7: Paragraph Outline, Supporting Sentences, Being Verbs/Helping Verbs/Linking Verbs,
Week 8: Personal and Possessive Pronouns, Antecedents, Indefinite Pronouns, & Parallel Construction in an Outline
Week 9: Interrogative and Demonstrative Pronouns, Pronoun Review, & Apostrophes
Week 10: Pronouns, Parentheses, Intensive Pronouns, & Using Signal Words
Week 11: Adjectives, Abbreviations, & Using Signal Words
Week 12: Linking Verbs & Hyphens
Week 13: Adverbs, Enumerative Paragraph, & Hyphens
Week 14: Ellipsis, Enumerative Paragraphs, & Positive Comparative Superlative Adverbs/Adjectives
Week 15: Sequence Paragraphs, Prepositions, & Prepositional Phrase
Week 16: Interjection & Quotation Marks
Week 17: Definite Article, Indefinite Article, Quotation Marks and Other Punctuation, & Nouns,
Week 18: Coordinating Conjunctions, Correlative Conjunctions, Sentence Review, & Sequence Paragraph/Signal Words
Week 19: Cause Effect Paragraphs, Singular Plural Nouns and Verbs, & Prefixes,
Week 20: Cause Effect Paragraphs, Singular Plural Linking Verbs, & Suffixes
Week 21: Subject Verb Agreement, Run-On Sentence, Declarative and Interrogative Sentences, & Compare Contrast Paragraphs
Week 22: Contrast Paragraphs, Imperative Sentences, Sentence Review, & Sentence Fragments
Week 23: Sentence Patterns, Direct Object, Compare Contrast Paragraphs, & Diagram Sentences
Week 24: Sentence Patterns, Indirect Objects, Diagramming Sentences, Combining Sentences, & Descriptive Paragraphs
Week 25: Linking Verbs, Descriptive Paragraphs, Writing Numerals, & Sentence Patterns
Week 26: Predicate Nominative, Predicate Adjective, Linking Verbs, Descriptive Paragraph, & Nouns of Direct Address
Week 27: Sentence Patterns, Linking Verbs, Grammar Review, & Detailed Outline
Week 28: Negatives, Similes and Metaphors& Paragraph Practice
Week 29: Appositives, Personification, Participles, Gerunds, Infinitives, & Using Notes to Write a Paragraph
Week 30: Verbals, Parallel Construction, Participles, Gerunds, Infinitives, & Creating a Clincher
Week 31: Independent, Subordinate, and Dependent Clauses; Clauses, Paragraph Outline and Practice, & Misused Words
Week 32: Adjective, Adverb, & Noun Clauses; Compound, Complex, & Compound Complex Sentences; Review, & Misused Words
Week 33: Subordinate Clauses, Independent and Dependent Clauses, & Misused Words
Week 34: Sentence Structure, Descriptive Paragraphs, & Misused Words
Week 35: Simple and Compound Sentences, Complex Sentences, Misused Words Review, & Compound Complex Sentences
Week 36: Sentence Review, Noun Pronoun and Verb Review, Grammar Review, & Test