English Language Arts

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About ELA

All BIA students in grades 2 through 8 receive daily instruction in English language arts. This gives our students the advantage of language arts instruction in their Target language as well as in English.

 

Homework

Homework is an important part of the education process; it gives the students the opportunity for extra practice of what they have learned in the classroom and the parents to know what their children are learning. Teachers give students a hard copy of their homework weekly; however, students sometimes lose their packets or spend the night away from home without their homework. By providing an on-line copy, parents and students still have access to their assignments. 

 

It is not necessary to print the homework pages; students may read the screen and use notebook paper to answer the questions. Teachers will accept this without taking away any negative consequences. Most of our homework is saved as .pdf files to allow easy access for all stakeholders.

 

We leave the prior week's homework posted in case there is a need to make up assignments. After that they are removed from the site, but parents can still request old assignments from the teachers if necessary. If you have any questions about your child's homework, please feel free to contact the teacher.

All BIA students in grades 2 through 8 receive daily instruction in English language arts. This gives our students the advantage of language arts instruction in their Target language as well as in English.

 

To see the children's homework in English Language Arts each week, click on the links below:

 

Vocabulary and Parts of Speech

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary_games.html

 

Storyline Online-books read aloud

http://www.storylineonline.net/

 

Starfall-Phonics and Reading for younger students

http://www.starfall.com/

 

Fun Brain-online books and reading games

http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html

 

PDF Guide for Parents-includes suggested activities and how parents can help at home

http://www.clayton.k12.ga.us/departments/federalprograms/parentinvolve/E32011/TipsforEncouragingReading

4th Grade ELA

4th Grade ELA has a complex design. We have advanced level 3rd graders learning the 4th grade curriculum! In order to ensure that the homework is available to all students, the teacher, Ms. Stern, has asked that the homework for her students stays posted on the website for a full quarter. This will make it easier for students to make up homework if they missed assignments due to extended absence, etc.