Mrs. Foiles' Fantastic ELA 3-5th Grade Course

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Unit 1: Main Ideas and Details

0 Course Introduction 01:22

brief introduction of Foiles' Fabulous 3rd-5th Grade ELA Course

1 Unit 1 Lesson 1: Reading 19:50

This is a reading comprehension lesson. We're reading Mary Anning: The Girl Who Cracked Open the World, a narrative biography. The reading skill for this lesson is finding the main ideas and details.

2 Unit 1 Lesson 1: Reading Review Lesson 10:57

This is a lesson reviewing the Mary Anning text with comprehension questions. In this video, I go over the answers, showing students how to look back in the text to verify their answers. This is the review lesson for Unit 1: Lesson 1: Reading, and I go over the reading skill Main Idea and Details.

3 Unit 1 Lesson 2: Writing 07:43

In this Unit 1 Lesson 2: Writing, I show students how to write a biography and an autobiography. Then, students get to practice by writing one of those on their own.

4 Unit 1 Lesson 2: Writing Review Lesson 03:26

In this Unit 1 Lesson 2: Writing Review, I briefly review what biographies and autobiographies are, and I share a student example of an excellent biography to help students write their own.

5 Unit 1 Lesson 3: Grammar 10:58

In this Unit 1 Lesson 3: Grammar lesson, I teach students about sentence fragments and complete sentences.

6 Unit 1 Lesson 3: Grammar Review 07:24

In this Unit 1 Lesson 3: Grammar Review video, I review sentence fragments and complete sentences, and go over how to diagram a sentence for parts of speech.

7 Unit 1 Lesson 4: Vocabulary 09:47

This is a vocabulary study of words from the book Mary Anning that we read in the reading lesson for this unit. This is to prepare students for the vocabulary quiz.

8 Unit 1 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Quiz Review 06:23

This is the Unit 1 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Quiz Review for the Mary Anning vocabulary words. 

9 Unit 1 Lesson 5: Spelling 13:43

This is a spelling lesson on the prefix un- and 10 irregularly spelled words. Spelling lesson increase fluency, which increased reading comprehension.

10 Unit 1 Lesson 5: Spelling Review 02:07

This is a review of the Spelling words from Unit 1.

Unit 2: Theme

11 Unit 2 Lesson 1: Reading 18:09

In this lesson, we read the fairytale Cinderella. In the Part 2 of this lesson, we'll answer comprehension questions and do a character analysis.

12 Unit 2 Lesson 1: Reading Review Lesson 11:13

This is the Unit 2 Lesson 1: Reading Review Video, where I go over the comprehension questions for Cinderella. The reading skill is Character Analysis and Theme, and I show students how to determine those skills.

13 Unit 2 Lesson 2: Writing 05:57

This is a lesson on how to write a 4-paragraph narrative adventure story, and it includes a sample sentence starters page for each paragrph to help students format their essay.

14 Unit 2 Lesson 2: Writing Review Lesson 02:23

This is a review lesson on how to write a narrative essay. I share an example essay from one of my former 4th grade students.

15 Unit 2 Lesson 3: Grammar 10:04

This is a lesson on verb tense and how to write quotations. Activity pages are included.

16 Unit 2 Lesson 3: Grammar Review 05:31

In this lesson, I'll be reviewing verb tense and quotation marks by showing students how to complete the activity page. 

17 Unit 2 Lesson 4: Vocabulary 06:41

This is a vocabulary lesson and vocabulary quiz with words from the Unit 2 Cinderella fairytale story.

18 Unit 2 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Review 06:07

In this Unit 2 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Review, we're revieing the vocabulary words and going through the correct answers on the vocaulary test for the text Cinderella.

19 Unit 2 Lesson 5: Spelling 12:57

This is a spelling lesson of VC/CV words and words with the prefix de-.

20 Unit 2 Lesson 5: Spelling Review 11:46

In this Unit 2 Lesson 5: Spelling Review lesson, I review the spelling words by helping students chunk the words into syllables, and I show them the VC/CV patterns again, along with the the prefix  "de" words and their meanings.

Unit 3: Inferences

21 Unit 3 Lesson 1 Reading 24:45

In this reading lesson, we'll read a non-fiction book about the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that his Japan. We'll be focusing on making inferences in this lesson.

22 Unit 3 Lesson 1: Reading Review Lesson 16:28

In this Unit 3 Lesson 1: Reading Review Lesson, I go over the comprehension questions with the students. The reading skills we focus on are making inferences, cause and effect, and using text evidence

23 Unit 3 Lesson 2: Writing an Informative Essay 09:44

In this Unit 3 Lesson 2: Writing lesson, students will learn how to research for and write an informative essay.

24 Unit 3 Lesson 2: Writing Review 04:03

In this Unit 3 Lesson 2: Writing Review lesson, I share a student example essay. It's an informative essay about a hurricane in Texas that occurred in 1900. With this example, I'm reminding students how to complete their research and write their own essays.

25 Unit 3 Lesson 3: Grammar 11:09

In this lesson, students will learn how to make compound sentences using conjunctions to combine the sentences.

26 Unit 3 Lesson 3: Grammar Review 03:06

In this lesson, we're reviewing combining simple sentences with conjunctions and commas as I go over the answers for the Extra Practice page.

27 Unit 3 Lesson 4: Vocabulary 09:30

This lesson is for Unit 3 Lesson 4: Vocabulary with words from the non-fiction story we read about he Japan earthquake and tsunami that occurred in 2011.

28 Unit 3 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Review 08:55

In this review lesson, I review the Unit 3 Tsunami vocabulary words while showing students the answers to their vocabulary quiz.

29 Unit 3 Lesson 5: Spelling 26:30

This is the Unit 3 Lesson 5: Spelling lesson on base words, endings, and word sorts, compartive and superlative words, and it includes an oral spelling test.

30 Unit 3 Lesson 5: Spelling Review 05:45

In this lesson, we're reviewing the Unit 3 Spelling words by going over a word sort and discussing the spelling rules for base words and adding endings to help students recognize and remember phonics patterns. 

Unit 4: Problems/Solutions

31 Unit 4 Lesson 1: Reading 28:17

In this lesson, we'll be reading a folktale from the Philipines, Why the Sea is Salty. Unit 4 focuses on the comprehension skill problems and solutions.

32 Unit 4 Lesson 1: Reading Review Lesson 24:43

In this Unit 4 Lesson 1: Reading Review lesson, I help the students with the comprehension questions for the story, Why the Sea is Salty. The reading skills we focus on are problems and solutions and theme for fables. 

33 Unit 4 Lesson 2: Writing 12:35

In this Unit 4 Lesson 2: Writing, we'll be practicing writing good summaries. I've included examples of good summaries for students to use as a model.

34 Unit 4 Lesson 2: Writing Review 04:37

In this Unit 4 Lesson 2: Writing Review, I re-explain the summary writing assignment and share my example summary of the unit text, Why the Sea Is Salty. 

35 Unit 4 Lesson 3: Grammar 15:11

In this grammar lesson, students will practice editing a paragraph for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.

36 Unit 4 Lesson 3: Grammar Review 07:10

In this lesson, we're reviewing how to edit writing mistakes for run-on sentences and punctuation.

37 Unit 4 Lesson 4: Vocabulary 05:28

This is a vocabulary lesson using words from the folktake Why the Sea is Salty.

38 Unit 4 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Review 03:05

In this lesson, we're reviewing vocabulary words from Why the Sea Is Salty and using them in sentences. 

39 Unit 4 Lesson 5: Spelling 15:44

This lesson practices latin prefixes dis-, re-, and non- and includes an oral spelling test. Spelling builds reading fluency and comprehension.

40 Unit 4 Lesson 5: Spelling Review 11:48

In this lesson, we'll review the prefixes dis-, non-, and re- with their definitions, root words, and spelling. I write the example sentences for the students. 

Unit 5: Compare/Contrast

41 Unit 5 Lesson 1: Reading 17:25

In this lesson, we'll be reading a non-fiction book about narrative poems, and we'll also read some examples of narrative poems.

42 Unit 5 Lesson 1: Reading Review Lesson 24:35

In this lesson, we'll be comparing narrative and rhyming poems in a comparision chart. We're focusing on the reading skills types of poems and compare and contrast.

43 Unit 5 Lesson 2: Writing 07:25

In this lesson, students will learn about acristic and Haiku poems and how to write them.

44 Unit 5 Lesson 2: Writing Review 06:31

In this lesson, I review elements of poetry, including stanzas and rhyming as I share two more examples of poems and a little bit about two famous American poets. 

45 Unit 5 Lesson 3: Grammar 11:03

In this lesson, students will learn about correct punctuation, including periods, question marks, exclamation points, and commas.

46 Unit 5 Lesson 3: Grammar Review 04:41

In this Unit 5 Lesson 3: Grammar Review, I go over editing to fix punctuation and grammar in an extra practice page.

47 Unit 5 Lesson 4: Vocabulary 07:57

In this lesson, students will study the poetry vocabulary and take a quiz.

48 Unit 5 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Review 04:19

In this lesson, I review the poetry vocabulary words with the vocabulary quiz.

49 Unit 5 Lesson 5: Spelling 10:35

This is a spelling lesson on double consonant words, splitting words into syllables, and includes an oral spelling test. Spelling practice builds reading fluency and comprehension.

50 Unit 5 Lesson 5: Spelling Review 05:18

In this lesson, I review the double-consonant spelling words and how to break them up into syllables. I also review the definitions of the harder words. 

Unit 6: Cause & Effect

51 Unit 6 Lesson 1: Reading 09:32

In this lesson, students will read an informational text about ice storms. Then, they'll learn about cause and effect as they go back and re-read the text while answering comprehension questions in the review lesson.

52 Unit 6 Lesson 1: Reading Review Lesson 19:22

In this Unit 6 Lesson 1: Reading Review lesson, we're reviewing the non-fiction text Ice Storms and focusing on the comprehension skill cause and effect.

53 Unit 6 Lesson 2: Writing 05:24

In this writing lesson, students will learn how to write a creative, realistic fiction as if they and their friends are living through a natural disaster. They'll re-learn how to use quotation marks in their writing.

54 Unit 6 Lesson 2: Writing Review 06:01

In this lesson, I review realistic fiction writing by sharing an example of a realistic fiction I Survived book that's based on a real natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina. 

55 Unit 6 Lesson 3: Grammar 06:53

In this lesson, students will learn about relative pronouns and how to use them.

56 Unit 6 Lesson 3: Grammar Review 04:25

In this lesson, I review how to use relative pronouns correctly in sentences.

57 Unit 6 Lesson 4: Vocabulary 05:35

In this lesson, students will study vocabulary from the non-fiction book we read about ice storms.

58 Unit 6 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Review 04:20

In this review, I review the Ice Storms vocabulary words, definitions, and quiz answers.

59 Unit 6 Lesson 5: Spelling Part 1 07:50

In this lesson, students will learn about comound words. Spelling practice increases reading fluency and comprehension.

60 Unit 6 Lesson 5: Spelling Part 2 03:30

compound words spelling test

61 Unit 6 Lesson 5: Spelling Review 04:57

In this review lesson, I go over the three types of compound words: open, closed, and hyphenated with examples. I also review the answers to the compound words Extra Practice page.

Unit 7: Summarizing

62 Unit 7 Lesson 1: Reading Part 1 07:30

In this reading lesson, students will read a Halloween reader's theater. Reader's theaters build reading fluency, expression, and comprehension. The reading skill will focus on writing summaries.

63 Unit 7 Lesson 1: Reading Part 2 25:39

This is Part 2 of the Unit 7 Lesson 1: Reading, where I finish reading the Halloween play with the students.

64 Unit 7 Lesson 1: Reading Review Lesson 18:07

In this Unit 7 Lesson 1: Reading Review Lesson, I go over the summarizing graphic organizer with the students. The reading skills we're focusing on in this lesson iare summarizing, author's purpose, and key ideas and details.

65 Unit 7 Lesson 2: Writing Part 1 03:37

writing an alternative ending to the Halloween play; instructions

66 Unit 7 Lesson 2: Writing Part 2 12:38

Opinion writing example, topic ideas, and instructions

67 Unit 7 Lesson 2: Writing Review 04:51

In this lesson, I review opinion writing, counterarguments, and refuting those counterarguments with this student opinion writing example.

68 Unit 7 Lesson 3: Grammar and Spelling 11:40

In this lesson, students will review grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills, as well as study -er and -or words.

69 Unit 7 Lesson 3: Grammar and Spelling Review 03:10

In this lesson, I review the answer key to the activity page for Unit 7 Lesson 3: Grammar and Spelling. I go over the corrected opinion paragraph, the three questions answers, and the spelling word sort for -or and -er words.

Course Overview

This 3rd- 5th Grade video course covers all of the content students need to successfully improve their 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade English Language Arts skills. The course has an emphasis on reading comprehension skills. It covers the requirements of the Common Core and also goes beyond common core requirements by preparing students for new topics that are dealt with during 3rd – 5th grade  English Language Arts. This course includes reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling lessons!

                                         

This course includes:

• 7 UNITS

• 43 WORKSHEETS WITH COUNTERPART ANSWER SHEETS

• OVER 215 PRACTICE EXERCISES/PROBLEMS!

• 69 VIDEO-LESSONS

• 33 EXERCISE REVIEW VIDEOS (I explain step by step how to reach the correct answer)

• 9 ONLINE QUIZZES AND EXAMS

• 10 ADDITIONAL PRACTICE EXERCISES

• Unit Tests and Quizzes

• 1 FINAL EXAM - DIGITAL VERSION

• VOCABULARY DEFIINITIONS and PRACTICE LESSONS, LESSON SPECIFIC RESOURCES, BLANK LESSON SHEETS FOR WRITING

• OVER 10 HOURS OF VIDEO-LESSONS!

 

Course Goals:

Upon course completion, students will be able to determine main ideas and details, use text evidence, compare and contrast themes, make inferences, determine problems and solutions, determine mood, tone, and theme, find causes and effects, summarize stories, determine author’s purpose, spell correctly, determine the meaning of words, write biographies, write narratives, write informational texts, and write opinion essays.

 

Target Audience:

This video-course is primarily intended for elementary grades 3, 4, and 5.

 

Course Requirements:

Students taking this course will need to have completed Kidergarten, 1st and 2nd grade.

 

COURSE TOPICS:

Unit 1: Main Ideas and Details, using evidence, illustrations, and quotes to show understanding, biography reading and writing, sentence punctuation, parts of speech, sentence fragments, reading comprehension exam

 

Unit 2: Literature themes, character analysis, comparing and contrasting themes, word choice, mood, narrative adventure writing, sentence punctuation, verb tense, quotes, CV/VC words, prefixes, reading comprehension exam

 

Unit 3: Inferences, causes & effects, textual evidences, informational text, informational writing, compound sentences, conjunctions, vocabulary development, base words and endings, reading comprehension exam

 

Unit 4: Problems & Solutions, chronology of events, graphs and data, fables, summarizing, summary writing, phonics, grammar, reading comprehension exam, mid-term exam

 

Unit 5: Compare/Contrast, narrative and rhyming poetry, ballads, sonnets, mood, tone, theme, rhyme, rhythm, double consonants, punctuation, quotes, writing poetry, reading comprehension exam

 

Unit 6: Causes & Effects, Inferencing, explicit text evidence, informational texts, realistic fiction writing, vocabulary development, quotation marks, compound words, reading comprehension exam

 

Unit 7: Summarizing, author’s purpose, plays, key ideas and supporting details, writing plays, grammar review, spelling review, reading comprehension exam, final exam

 

  • Teacher: Tamara
  • Areas of expertise: English Language Arts
  • Education: Master's in Education
  • Interests: reading, writing, hiking, swimming, family history and photo books
  • Skills: K-12 Literacy Endorsement; teaching reading and writing; playing the saxophone; singing
  • Associations: Reader's Association
  • Issues I care about: education; freedoms

Dear Students and Parents, Welcome to Lernsys! I've worked in education for 14 years as a teacher, instructional coach, and reading specialist, and I love teaching students and helping them grow academically. I also love to instill a love for learning in my students. If students only learn that learning is fun and worth their time, then I consider myself a successful teacher. It's all about attitude and focus. I hope you enjoy this course! Best Wishes, Mrs. Foiles

Test Preparation Document

Test Preparation Document

Digital Quizzes and Tests Answer Keys Document

Digital Quizzes and Tests Answer Keys Document

Answer Key Unit 1 Lesson 1: Reading

These are short answer comprehension questions with the answer key. Answers may vary, and the questions are in black with the answers in red.

Unit 1 Lesson 1: Reading Test Answer Key

This is the 21-question answer key to the Mary Anning Reading Written Test for the story. There is an additional digital test for each unit, and it is at the end of the first lessons.

Unit 1 Lesson 3: Grammar Answer key

This is the answer key for the parts of speech grammar lesson for Unit 1 Lesson 3: Grammar.

Unit 1 Lesson 3: Grammar Fragments Answer key

This is the answer key for the Unit 1 Lesson 3: Grammar Fragments.

Unit 1 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Quiz Answer Key

This is the answer key for the Unit 1 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Quiz

Unit 2 Lesson 1: Reading: Theme Practice Answer Key

This is the reading skill theme practice activity  answer key for Unit 2 Lesson 1: Reading.

Unit 2 Lesson 1: Reading: Character Analysis Answer Key

This is the Unit 2 Lesson 1: Reading: Character Analysis activity answer key.

Unit 2 Lesson 3: Grammar Answer Key

This is the answer key for the verb tense and quotations lesson from Unit 2 Lesson 3: Grammar.

Unit 2 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Quiz Answer Key

This is the Unit 2 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Quiz answer key.

Unit 3 Lesson 1: Reading Answer Key

This is the Unit 3 Lesson 1: Reading answer key. The questions focused on making inferences.

Unit 3 Lesson 3: Grammar Extra Practice Answer Key

This is the answer key for the Unit 3 Lesson 3: Grammar Extra Practice on compound sentences.

Unit 3 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Quiz Answer Key

This is the answer key for the Unit 3 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Quiz.

Unit 4 Lesson 1: Reading Qs. Answer Key

This is the answer key for Unit 4 Lesson 1: Reading Comprehension questions. It focuses on problems and solutions as well as reviews theme.

Unit 4 Lesson 3: Grammar Answer Key

This is the answer key for the Unit 4 Lesson 3: Grammar activity to edit the paragraph.

Unit 4 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Answer Key

This is the Unit 4 Lesson 4: Vocabulary activity answer key. The sentences that the students write may vary.

Unit 4 Lesson 5: Spelling Word Sort Answer Key

This is the word sort answer key for Unit 4 Lesson 5: Spelling, and it's a word sort for words with the Latin prefixes dis-, re-, and non-.

Unit 5 Lesson 1: Reading Comparison Chart Answer Key

This is the answer key that compares types of poems for Unit 5 Lesson 1: Reading.

Unit 5 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Quiz Answer Key

This is the answer key for the Unit 5 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Quiz.

Unit 5 Lesson 5: Spelling Quiz Answer Key

This is the Unit 5 Lesson 5: Spelling Quiz Answer Key, and it tests students' ability to break up words into syllables.

Unit 6 Lesson 1: Reading Answer Key

This is the Unit 6 Lesson 1: Reading Comprehension questions answer key. The skill is cause and effect.

Unit 6 Lesson 3: Grammar Quiz Answer Key

This is the Unit 6 Lesson 3: Grammar Quiz Answer Key. It tests students on relative pronouns.

Unit 6 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Quiz Answer Key

This is the answer key to Unit 6 Lesson 4: Vocabulary Quiz. The words are from the story Ice Storms that we read.

Unit 6 Lesson 5: Spelling & Extra Practice Answer Key

This is an answer key for the spelling and extra practice quiz on compound words for Unit 6 Lesson 5: Spelling.

Unit 7 Lesson 3: Grammar and Spelling Quiz Answer Key

This is the answer key for the Unit 7 Lesson 3: Grammar and Spelling Quiz. In this quiz, students edit a paragraph, practice word usage skills, and complete a spelling word sort for -or and -er ending words.

Unit 7 Lesson 1: Reading Graphic Organizer Answer Key

In this Unit 7 Lesson 1: Reading Graphic Organizer Answer Key, students will se an example of how to write a summary using the Somebody Wanted But So Then strategy.

Unit 1 Mary Anning Reading Digital Test Answer Key

This is the answer key for the Unit 1 Lesson 1: Reading digital test about Mary Anning. It tests reading comprehension skills.

Unit 2 Cinderella Digital Reading Test Answer Key

This is a reading comprehension digital test answer key for Cinderell, the story we read. 

Unit 3 Tsunami Digital Reading Test Answer Key

This is the answer key for the Unit 3 Tsunami Digital Reading Comprehension Test.

Unit 4 Why the Sea is Salty Digital Reading Test Answer Key

This is the answer key for the Unit 4 Why the Sea is Salty Digital Reading Test.

Unit 5 Poems Digital Reading Test Answer Key

This is the answer key for the Unit 5 Poems Digital Reading Test.

Unit 6 Ice Storms Digital Reading Test Answer Key

This is the answer key for the Unit 6 Ice Storms Digital Reading Test.

Unit 7 Ghosts & Gummy Worms Play Digit Reading Test Answer Key

This is the Unit 7 Ghosts and Gummy Worms Play Digital Reading Test Answer Key.

Unit 5 Lesson 3: Grammar Review Extra Practice Answer Key

This is an answer key for the Unit 5 Lesson 3: Grammar Review Extra Practice.

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