9 weeks of warm-ups, 5 questions per day. Covers grammar, word work, reading strategies, reference skills, etc...
Each day the students do 5 questions and they are gone over. A full year of the warm-ups will be available.
Each week is a spiral review of grade 4, 5, 6, 7 skills. COMMON CORE ALIGNED
Each skill is covered in spiraling manner. Beginning with review skills. Skills covered in quarter 1 are: punctuation, capitalization, commas, alphabetizing, context clues, reference skills, creating a sentence, parts of speech (nouns, main verbs, helping verbs, adjectives, pronouns), types of sentences, complete and fragment sentences, compound word, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, author's purpose, figurative language, spelling, prefixes/suffixes/roots, singular/plural, multiple meaning words, homophones, using a dictionary and thesaurus, text structure and organizational pattern, Chronological order, cause and effect, denotation and conotation, sensory details.
Each skill is taught in a gradual release model= meaning the skill begins with a definition and then gradually moves from easier to more challenging/higher order use of the skill and strategy.
Closely aligned with common core.