Guest Hollow's Language Arts Curriculum

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Week 5

Topics: pronouns, pronoun case, review, adjectives

Beowulf’s Grammar


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Beowulf's Grammar

p. 39

p. 40-42

p. 43-44

p. 45-47


Workbook activity




p. 47 Adjective boxes (draw or paste items)


Review Sheets

Week 5 Monday


Week 5 Wednesday


Week 5 Friday

Beowulf's Grammar Teacher's Manual
Teacher's Guide




p. 24-26 Animal Report printables


Grammar Tie-ins (A Buffet!)






Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? (Words Are Categorical)
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective?


Extra Activities

Printable: Brian Cleary adjective poster
Printable: Brian Cleary adjective coloring page
Online interactive: Brian Cleary’s Test Your Knowledge - Pronouns




Time Capsule: A seriously awesome kid's journal
Time Capsule


p. 21




Let's Draw a Story
Let's Draw a Story
p. 28-31 Scene 4: Forest Stew

Q&A a Day for Kids: A Three-Year Journal
Q&A a Day


Don’t Forget to Write
Don’t Forget to Write

Choose a day to do this lesson.
p. 51 (Part 1 Archaeologists) Supplies: measuring devices (ruler, measuring tape, etc.), a box, various “clean” trash items or objects from around the house, p. 56 printout

Extra: Read the book Archaeologists Dig for Clues.

Optional printables: Archaeology coloring book and information

Activity: Reconstruct a pot archaeology activity


Child's Introduction to Poetry: Listen While You Learn About the Magic Words That Have Moved Mountains, Won Battles, and Made Us Laugh and CryChild’s Intro to Poetry




p. 17-19 The Villanelle


Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected for Boys and Girls
Favorite Poems

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
Where the Sidewalk Ends

Choose 1-2 poems to read this week. Work on memorizing a poem.

Vocabulary & Spelling

English from the Roots Up, Vol. 1
English from the Roots Up




Study and practice this week’s words.

Take the test for weeks 1-4 from Cynce’s Place

Modern Speller
The Modern Speller





Review and






Literature, Reading, & Stories

Free Reading

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
The Right Word

Read today.





Scholastic Student Thesaurus
Scholastic Student Thesaurus




Look at and explore this book together. See how it works. Define and discuss synonyms.


Notes: After learning how to use the thesaurus, keep it close by your student’s school writing area (or supplies). Encourage him to use it during writing time to find better word choices. For younger or reluctant students, let him know you will look up a word for him when asked.

Printables Packet


p. 12 Making lists printable



p. 13 Using a thesaurus

Note: You may need to help a younger student look up the words. Point out how the words are in alphabetical order.




Printable Alphabet-O Words game



Read-Aloud book title:



   M    T    W    TH    F

Parent/teacher homework

Homework for YOU (the parent/teacher)
The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition
The Read-Aloud Handbook

Chapter 1: Why Read Aloud?


Chapter 2: When to Begin (and End) Read-Aloud

Chapter 3: The Stages of Read-Aloud

Chapter 4: The Dos and Don’ts of Read-Aloud

Chapter 5: Sustained Silent Reading




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