Language Arts

Qatar National Library are hosting some awesome events this November! Take a look at the link for more information.

https://qnlweb-staticfiles.s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/qnlsite/public/attachments/English%20Events-%20Nov%202017_0_0.pdf


Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://world-schools.scholastic.co.uk/english-modernto browse the latest books and order online. For every $1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20¢ in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by November 23rd, 2017.


For the last few weeks, the students have been studying poetry and the devices used in poems. These include:

  • Simile
  • Metaphors
  • Rhyming
  • Imagery
  • Repetition
  • Alliteration
  • Hyperbole
  • Personification

Students are now in the process of writing their own Narrative (story) poems using the features and vocabulary they have learned. These websites will help students with poetry and give them opportunities to write their own.

http://www.readwritethink.org/search/?resource_type=16&type=28

https://www.rhymezone.com/

https://www.poetry4kids.com/

http://www.gigglepoetry.com/index.aspx

Literacy

(Just “ctrl and click” on link to go to the website)

*Please see below links to websites where you can listen to books being read aloud. This will help with fluency and expression and give good examples of how to pronounce higher order words. Also included are other websites below that will help improve English language overall.

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

http://www.justbooksreadaloud.com/

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

http://www.storytimeonline.co.uk/

*Students can design their own book:

https://www.storyjumper.com/sjeditor/edit/44948856/59e5fd14eb927

https://toontastic.withgoogle.com/ https://www.carnegielibrary.org/storymaker/

*This website is quite interesting and contains books that are interesting to this age along with math and English games:

https://www.funbrain.com/grade/5

*This is an excellent website that really is age appropriate and really goes into the different elements of a story. There's parent resources on here also for math and grammar etc.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/writing

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en

*Just some more helpful English resources that are very effective for writing stories.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/storymap/ http://www.clpgh.org/storymaker/

*Vocabulary

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/fifth-grade-vocabulary-games/

*Fun website to teach Typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

*Awesome website for students to visualise new words

https://visuwords.com

Grammar Websites

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/category/handbook/

http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_language/goforgold.html#G5

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos

https://www.funbrain.com/games/grammar-gorillas

https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/

http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_language/grammar_park.html

http://grammarmancomic.com/comics/grammarman/

Thank you to everyone who ordered from our Scholastic Book Club. We are delighted to let you know that thanks to your support we earned QR305 to spend on books for the school. Please look out for our next Book Club to order great books at great prices and earn loads of free books for our school while you do.


The most popular item bought this term was Ultimate Practical Jokes!


Myths, Legends and Fables

We are learning about myths, legends and fables in Language Arts.

There are many fabulous examples you can look at and talk to your children about.