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. Skills covered in quarter 2 are: sentence editing, commas in a series, alphabetizing, more complex context clues, reference skills, parts of speech (nouns, main verbs, helping verbs, adjectives, pronouns), types of sentences, complete and fragment sentences, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, author's purpose, figurative language, prefixes/suffixes/roots, word families, singular/plural, multiple meaning words, homophones, using a dictionary and thesaurus, text structure and organizational pattern, text features, chronological order, cause and effect, denotation and conotation, sensory details, fact/opinion, main idea and 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.