Language Arts

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Book Report Template
Open this template and save it to your thumbdrive. Name it "book report-[your name]".

Word Cloud
Make your own word cloud and print to PDF.

Use these adjectives to create your word cloud.


Wordly Wise 3000 Games (Book 6)

UT Compose
This online formative assessment writing program employs the industry's leading automated essay scoring engine. Please take a look around and check out all the new features outside and in!

Argumentative Essay
Arguing a position essays seek to state a position on an issue and give several reasons, supported by evidence, for agreeing with that position. Unlike the propose a solution essay, you are not required to propose a detailed solution to the situation you describe, although you may want to briefly indicate a possible answer to the problem in the conclusion.

How to Write a Good Argumentative Essay:
Logical Structure
How to Write an Introduction
How to Write a Conclusion
First Argument
Second Argument
Third Argument
Analyze Samples

Introduction Paragraph
In this lesson you will laern how to organize your information for an argumenttative essay by using boxes and bullets.

Essay Transitions
Certain words are used to link ideas and to signpost the reader the direction your line of reasoning is about to take, such as adding more emphasis, or introducing an alternative point of view.

Transition Words and Phrases
Transition words can be used to combine or connect ideas in writing.
Wordle is a toy for genterating "word clouds" from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence towords that appear more frequently in the source text. You cna tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

Adjective List
Adjectives tell us about the noun. It tells what color, the size, how something feels, how many, how something sounds, how something behaves, or how it looks. Adjectives are describing words.

Keyboard Chatter
Practice the lesson we are on in class.

Keyboarding Practice Games
Practice your keyboarding speed and accuracy. Choose to play, learn, or test.

Reading Log
If you forgot or misplaced your Reading Log. You can download it here.
talktyper logo
TalkTyper is a super cool tool for speech recognition in a browser (only Chrome).  All a person has to do is enable their microphone on their computer and start talking into the browser and the text should appear on the screen.  It can then be edited, printed, and shared with others.

Storyline Online
View a list of all the books that famous people will read to you. Listen to there expression as the read the story. Make the movie in your head as the story is read.

Humorous Books for Children [PDF]
A list of humorous books for children in the elementary grades. These books have
various reading levels and the humor ranges from sweetness and light to gross and

4th Grade Booklist [PDF]
The books on this list were selected for their appeal to 4 th graders and include nonfiction, a variety of fiction genres, some new books, and some old favorites.
4th & 6th Grade Reading List [pdf]
If you are looking for a book to read, read through this book list. Summaries of each book are provided to your search a little easier.

5th Grade Reading List
This online book list has many popular titles and authors to choose from.

Genres at a Glance
What is the difference between fiction and nonfiction? What are the difference kinds of fiction? What are the different kinds of nonfiction? Use this quick reference guide to determine what genre you are reading or would like to read. Click on the title to see the wonderful genre chart made by Beth Newingham and Holly Gordon.
Fantasy, Realistic Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Traditional Literature, and Science Fiction

Informational, Biography, and Autobiography

KS2 Bitesize English - Word Types
Different types of words can be used to make your writing more interesting and easier to read. You need to know when to use them and how to spot them.
KS2 Bitesize - English - Spelling & Grammar
Poor spelling and grammar can be really confusing! A good understanding of spelling and grammar will make you a better writer and reader, and all round communicator.
Language Arts Interactives
Participate in the interactives that will sharpen skills an entertain all at the same time.
KS2 Bitesize - English - Writing
Writing is an important part of communication with others. You need to write in a way your reader can easily understand what you are trying to tell them.
Nimble Fingers (keyboarding)
Online typing test tutorials will help you learn the basic keystrokes. These typing require Java 1.1 to load. Each topic contains multiple exercises.


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Last revised: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:11 PM