|The language lessons will take on a whole new
format for this class of fourth graders as we are going to be using the
Shurley Method this year for the first time as an entire grade level.
This format for teaching language uses a non-traditional approach
through the use of a series of questions and answers to identify parts
of speech. Sentences will be diagrammed together during class as a
guided practice and then those same sentences will be assigned for
labeling through independent practice. Jingles will be learned and
practiced during class to help students remember various parts of speech
Please check out the Shurley website for more
information on this awesome method of teaching language! It is
also a great resource for parents!
Parent Resource Booklet
There is also a strong emphasis on writing. Writing assignments will
vary and include creative stories, poetry, four-square writing, reports,