Help your kids dig deep, discover the language.
Ms. Jewl's is a popular figure from "Sideways Stories from Wayside School," 1978, by Louis Sachar.
These pages were built for grade 7 EFL students but translate directly to at-level Grade 5-6 Native Learners. As in many milieus, where native material is used, there is not enough support to digest the grammar and intricacies of language. Hence, with each story, I built them a small booklet.
-story grammar: vocab and phrases pointing out expressions an nuances of target language
-new context for vocab
-grammar element; present in story, implicit but not concrete, even for native learners.
-writing prompts to utilize and assess new language tools
As for Common Core. This certainly covers all Common Core Language from 5.1- 5.6; also appropriate for other grade levels as well. For example, we use it with 7th graders in Taiwan. There is certainly challenging and advanced material here.
Suitable for EFL learners and Native speakers
PDF and WORD file included