LA 5 – Module 1


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Dig Into Paragraphs with Scout the Dog!

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LA 5 – Module 1 is the first of four Grade 5 Modules. Together these four modules schedule a complete language arts program for a year, divided into these four sections (modules). Each module schedules all the language arts skills — reading, grammar, mechanics, spelling, vocabulary, handwriting, and creative writing. The grammar, mechanics, handwriting, and some creative writing are covered in the included, easy-to-use (and fun!) worktext pages included in this module. The main goal of LA 5’s creative writing portion is to help students master how to write a good paragraph. so you’ll find the rest of the creative writing is available in “Scout’s Guide to Good Paragraphs,” available on this site. The spelling aspect of this program need to be purchased as separate resources. Buying information for the spelling is included in the module. The reading is covered by individual fiction books you can purchase or borrow from the library, and is also scheduled in the weekly guide pages.

The worktext pages center around a dog named Scout who can’t seem to stay out of grammar trouble — or any trouble, for that matter! His fun antics are told story-style in grammar exercises, keeping student interested in completing each days’ assignment, and making this language arts program both gentle and fun! This year’s focus takes Scout and his family to Alaska, where the adventures are bigger! As you travel with Scout to Alaska, you’ll discover Alaska’s natural places, gold rush tales, and harrowing tales of survival in Alaska’s unforgiving outdoors!

Topics Covered in LA 5 – Module 1:

  • Sentence Basics
  • Subjects & Predicates
  • Nouns – Common & Proper, and Collective
  • Forming Plural Nouns
  • Verbs – Action & Being, Helping & Linking
  • Verb Tenses
  • Pronouns – Personal, Possessive, Indefinite, Interrogative, Demonstrative
  • Pronouns and Their Antecedents

Other Resources That May Interest You!

  • LA 5 – Module 2
  • LA 5 – Module 3
  • LA 5 – Module 4

If your student is transferring to WP from another program and has not done any grammar work before, we recommend that you consider using LA 4, instead of LA 5, as LA 4 moves more slowly through the concepts and makes no assumptions of any earlier instruction. LA 5 does assume that students have been introduced to the basic parts of speech and other basic grammar concepts.

LA 6 modules follow up on the LA 5 modules by repeating the same grammar concepts, allowing students to practice concepts by repetition and gain final mastery of grammar concepts presented to students from grades 3-6. This should give students a great grasp of grammar concepts by the time they begin their junior high years. This prepares them well for moving forward with their creative writing in junior high and high school.