This year we will cover several different types of reading and writing listed in the core standards. We will be reading literary and informational pieces, working on speaking and listening skills, and polishing skills in the conventions of language - grammar, punctuation, capitalization, etc. We will be completing personal writing pieces; narratives, business letter, friendly letter, speeches, and editiorials. We also will working on completing and polishing short answer and extended response questions. We will also be incorporating the use of interactive notebooks and cooperative learning in the classroom.