Reading, Writing and Spelling

Spelling City

Students can type in word list and take practice spelling tests.

Storyline Online

Read-alouds by celebrities.




Word search creator.


Go online here to order.

Look up my name: Lombardo

or enter Class Code – QWT28


ELA stands for English Language Arts which includes Reading, Writing, and Spelling

The areas in the Common Core are named below as well as a basic overview of how we teach these things:

  • Reading Literature
    • Elements of fiction(plot, character, conflict, theme,setting)
    • Author’s Purpose (Persuade, Inform, Entertain)
    • Connections (Text-to-Self, Text-to-Text, Text-to-World)
  • Reading Informational Text
    • Non Fiction Text Features
      •  captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons
    • Author’s Purpose (Persuade, Inform, Entertain)
      • Key details (who, what, where, when, how)
    • Connections (Text-to-Self, Text-to-Text, Text-to-World)
  • Reading Foundational Skills
    • Phonics and fluency (sight words, spelling, spelling patterns)
  • Writing
    • Research
    • Writing process (brainstorm, plan, draft, revise, edit, publish)
    • Narrative, Persuasive, and Informative
  • Speaking & Listening
    • Group work
    • Presenting projects
  • Language
    • Grammar (appropriate capitalization, parts of speech)
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