4th Grade English Language Arts

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4th Grade English Language Arts

  1. 1. Welcome to 4th Grade English Language Arts<br />Ms. Stewart<br />Room 20<br />
  2. 2. Language Arts<br />What is Language Arts?<br />a school subject that focuses on:<br />Listening<br />Reading<br />Writing<br />Speaking and<br />Viewing skills in a given language<br />(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_Arts_(album), http://www.csus.edu/indiv/h/hurners/HTML%20Supports/Listening%20Self-Assessment.htm<br />
  3. 3. Vocabulary<br />What is vocabulary?<br />words known or used by children or adults.<br />can be written or spoken out loud.<br />
  4. 4. Vocabulary<br />Similes<br />Comparing two unlike or different things<br />Usually used with words “like” or “as”<br />http://www.how-to-study.com/study-skills/en/language-arts/12/similes/<br />
  5. 5. Vocabulary<br />Metaphors<br />an analogy between two things or ideas<br />Do not use “like” or “as”<br />Examples: “Jumping for Joy”“It is raining and <br />
  6. 6. Grammar and Usage<br />What is a simple sentence?<br />Known as a independent clause<br />Contains a subject and verb<br />Examples: <br />Maria likes soccer.<br />Susie went to the park.<br />
  7. 7. Grammar and Usage<br />What is a compound sentence?<br />two simple sentences combined with the words for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.<br />How to remember: FANBOYS<br />
  8. 8. Grammar and Usage<br />Examples of compound sentences<br />I went to the park, and my friend went home.<br />What are the subjects and verbs?<br />
  9. 9. Grammar and Usage<br />What is a direct object?<br />Follows an action verb<br />Can be nouns, pronouns, phrases, or clauses<br />How to remember: subject + verb + what or who? = direct object<br />
  10. 10. Grammar and Usage<br />Examples of Direct Objects<br />Becky and Rachel played soccer in the park.<br />What are the subjects?<br />What is the verb?<br />Played what?<br />
  11. 11. Grammar and Usage<br />What is an indirect object?<br />noun or pronoun<br />Comes after an action verb<br />Answers one of these questions:<br />To whom?<br />For whom?<br />To what?<br />For what?<br />
  12. 12. Grammar and Usage<br />Examples of Indirect Objects<br />“He gave Susie a rose.”<br /> -He gave what to whom? Susie.<br />-“She gave me the report.” <br /> -She gave the report to whom? Me.<br />
  13. 13. Grammar and Usage<br />What is a prepositional phrase?<br />a phrase beginning with a preposition.<br />Examples:<br />At Home<br />At = preposition<br />Home = noun.<br />In time<br />In = preposition<br />Time = noun<br />
  14. 14. Discourse<br />What is fantasy?<br />imagination<br />http://artstyleonline.com/design/fantasy-art-debut/<br />http://www.bigoo.ws/myspace-layouts/fantasy/fantasy-201092.htm<br />
  15. 15. Discourse<br />What is a myth?<br />traditional story<br />accepted as history<br />explains the world view of people <br />http://sunwalked.wordpress.com/2007/07/29/236/<br />
  16. 16. Discourse<br />What is a legend?<br />A story about mythical or supernatural beings or events<br />

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