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Understanding Sentences complete predicates complete subjects


Using Parts of Speech articles comparative adjectives

compound predicates

compound adjectives

compound subjects simple predicates simple subjects

irregular forms positive adjectives proper adjectives superlative adjectives adverbs of manner adverbs of place adverbs of time coordinating conjunctions subordinating conjunctions interjections common nouns plural nouns possessive nouns proper nouns singular nouns prepositional phrases personal pronouns possessive pronouns action verbs helping verbs irregular verbs linking verbs past tense verbs present tense verbs singular and plural verbs


Mechanics acronyms address abbreviatio ns common abbreviatio ns initialisms


Punctuation apostrophes in contractions apostrophes to form plural possessive apostrophes to form singular possessives colons after salutations colons between numbers in time colons to introduce lists commas between items in a series commas in compound sentencesin dates commas and addresses commas in letter writing commas to keep numbers clear commas to separate equal adjectives commas to separate introductory clauses commasortophrases set off dialogue exclamation points to express strong emotion hyphens to divide words underlining in titles parentheses to add information periods to end a sentence periods in abbreviations periods after initials periods as decimal points question marks at end of direct questions quotation marks to punctuate titles to set off a speaker’s exact words


Spelling Dates

Spelling Concept

Sitton Spelling Unit

Spelling patterns for /ou/ are ou and ow

1, 4, 29

Spelling patterns for /oi/ are oi and oy


Frequent spelling patterns for /o/ are oa, ow, old, o, and o-consonant-e


Frequent spelling patterns for /a/ are a, ai, ay, and a-consonant-e


Frequent spelling patterns for /e/ are e, ea, ee, and y

6, 22

Frequent spelling patterns for /i/ are y, igh, ind, i, and i-consonant-e


Frequent spelling patterns for /k/ are c, k, ck, qu, and ch

9, 13

Frequent spelling patterns for /j/ are j, ge, gi, gy.

10, 19

Frequent spelling patterns for /s/ are s, ss, ce, ci, and cy

10, 19, 25

Frequent spelling patterns for words with softsyllable endings include /er/ spelled er, or, and ar


Frequent spelling patterns for words with solfsyllable endings include /el/ spelled le, al, el, and /er/ er, or, ar


An /i/ or /e/ at the end of a word is usually spelled y


When h follows c, s, t, or w the combination stands for a new sound

2, 6, 13, 32

A vowel followed by r stands for a new sound

5, 23, 27

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings

5, 11, 18, 19, 20, 27

Homographs are words that have the same spelling but have different meanings and pronunciations

10, 27

A possessive is a word that shows ownership. Some possessives need an apostrophe

12, 24

A contraction is a combination of two or more words with an apostrophe replacing a letter or letters


A prefix is a letter or letters added to the beginning 17, 18, 21, 24 of a word A suffix is a letter or letters added to the end of a 12, 15, 17, 18, 24, 26, 28, word 33 Words are easier to spell when each word part is spelled separately

8, 15, 16

Some words have silent letters

11, 26

Double letters stand for one sound

15, 20, 30, 33

Some sounds are spelled more than one way


Some words are spelled the way they sound, while 25 others are not Some words have capital letters 30

important person narrative essay prompts


Expository Writing

expository prompts


why something is important essay

Persuasive Writing


persuasive letter persuasive prompts

Descriptive Writing

descriptive prompts


Narrative Writing

special object

Creative Writing imaginative story poetry

Research Writing


endangered species

Speaking and Writing

giving speeches improving viewing skills

Response to Literature

book review

response prompts

journal writing

learning logs

listening in class taking classroom tests

Sitton Spelling  
Sitton Spelling  

These are goals that we will be meeting during the school year.