At Home Student Support for Grades 3-5

This guide is to assist you in supporting your child with the parish Tier 1 curriculum.  Remember that the school and teacher are your first source of information.  This document may be updated periodically as needed.  

ELA Curriculum Support

Guidebook 2.0:

How to Access

Vocabulary

Cold Read Assessment

Grammar

Spelling

Writing

Math Curriculum Support

ZEARN Math:

How to Access

Questions to Ask Your Student

Science Curriculum Support

Science Scope and Sequence:

Science Studies Weekly:

How to Access

Social Studies Curriculum Support

Social Studies Scope and Sequence:

Social Studies Weekly:

How to Access

Additional Supports

Where can I get access to technology?

What is my student working on in class?

How can I practice for LEAP2025 at home?

ELA Curriculum Support

Guidebook 2.0:

A language arts program that promotes a love of deep reading and skilled writing. This program is built around authentic texts and topics at the core of the curriculum.  Guidebook supports students in reading, writing, and expressing an understanding of complex, grade-level texts.

How to Access

Use the following link to access Guidebook 2.0 resources.  Select your child’s grade level to view additional materials.

The chart below display the order of novels taught throughout the year.  Your child has access to the text at school however, if you would like your child to have a personal copy you can purchase one or check one out at the public library.

Grade

1st Nine Weeks

2nd Nine Weeks

3rd Nine Weeks

4th Nine Weeks

3

Cajun Folktales

Stories Julian Tells

LA Purchase

Treasure Island

4

Whipping Boy

American Revolution

Lightning Thief

Hurricanes

5

Making of A Scientist

The Birchbark House

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Shutting Out the Sky

Vocabulary

Parents are encouraged to reinforce the vocabulary presented in Guidebook lessons.  Vocabulary  instruction is a key component of reading. Two ways vocabulary is addressed is by defining words and learning them in context.  Parents can support this practice by referring to sentences or the whole paragraph surrounding an unfamiliar word. Then, use context clues to make a good guess at the word's meaning.

 

Cold Read Assessment

It is important for you to have your child read grade level text.  Ask your child comprehension questions, stating their answers using evidence from the text.

Additional Cold Read Site:

https://newsela.com/

Grammar

In the Guidebook, grammar is embedded in daily writing instruction.  There are times when the student may have a separate mini-grammar lesson to introduce or reinforce skills.  This guide shows what students written language should look like at each grade level.https://learnzillion.com/resources/81043/ 

Additional Grammar Support Sites:

https://learnzillion.com/resources/57236-writealong-for-3rd-grade/

https://learnzillion.com/resources/57245-writealong-for-4th-grade/

https://learnzillion.com/resources/57254-writealong-for-5th-grade/

http://www.chompchomp.com/presentations.htm 

http://www.chompchomp.com/exercises.htm 

https://www.grammar-monster.com/

Spelling

Spelling is addressed within the context of writing by the use of mentor sentences, student/teacher edits and teacher small group instruction.  Parents can support students through identifying misspelled words in their writing compositions given for practice.  

Additional Spelling Support Site:

Site for parents and their children needing extra spelling support.

https://www.spellingcity.com/3rd-grade-spelling-words.html

Writing

Writing is used both as an informal learning tool and as a formal way to express understanding of texts in the guidebook units.  Each unit focuses on two instructional goals for developing students’ ability to write.

At home parents can practice writing paragraphs about reading content including topic sentences, details with supporting evidence and closing sentence.  

Additional Writing Support Site:

https://learnzillion.com/resources/99926-ela-instructional-videos-writealong-and-more/


Math Curriculum Support

ZEARN Math:

Zearn Math is a top-rated math curriculum that personalizes learning for each student. With Zearn Math, your child will learn and practice math concepts in two ways – Small Group Instruction with the teacher and Independent Digital Lessons. By learning in these two rotations everyday, every student in the classroom will deeply learn the big ideas of math for their grade.

How to Access

Let’s get on Zearn at home.  Use your student’s email to access. Now that I can access Zearn, what should I do?

Questions to Ask Your Student


Science Curriculum Support

Science Scope and Sequence:

Use the link provided, then select the scope and sequence for your child’s grade level.  This information will show you what areas your child will cover this year in Science.

https://www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/library/k-12-science-resources     

Science Studies Weekly:

Studies Weekly standards-based curriculum applies a Balanced Literacy approach to education. The combination of printed weekly units and web-based primary source media, audio reader and other features creates a high level of Student Engagement.

How to Access

Parent Account Registration: https://app.studiesweekly.com/online/users/register_parent 

Let’s get on your students page to access Studies Weekly at home.  Use your student’s email to access. Now that I can access Studies Weekly, what should I do?

Questions to Ask Your Student 

In everyday interactions with your child, you can do and ask many things to help them learn science.  We want children to apply content knowledge through investigations and making connections across disciplines.  Here are a few items to ask your child:

  1. Why do some constellations disappear in the winter?
  2. How can water, ice, wind, and vegetation change the land?
  3. Look for patterns in the world around us.
  4. Which solution is the best to solve a problem?
  5. How can designs be improved?
  6. What allows us to see the world around us?
  7. Can you write a statement that tells me about your solution or design?
  8. Can you give me evidence in that statement that supports your findings?


Social Studies Curriculum Support

Social Studies Scope and Sequence:

Use the link provided, then select the scope and sequence for your child’s grade level.  This information will show you what areas your child will cover this year in Social Studies.

https://www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/library/k-12-social-studies-resources   

Social Studies Weekly:

Studies Weekly standards-based curriculum applies a Balanced Literacy approach to education. The combination of printed weekly units and web-based primary source media, audio reader and other features creates a high level of Student Engagement.

How to Access

Parent Account Registration: https://app.studiesweekly.com/online/users/register_parent 

Let’s get on your students page to access Studies Weekly at home.  Use your student’s email to access. Now that I can access Studies Weekly, what should I do?

Questions to Ask Your Student

The three shifts in Social Studies Instruction:

Students must move from recalling facts to understanding the importance of those facts and using them to write about social studies content. Students must learn how to support their understanding with information from sources and knowledge they gained from class.

Find out what content your child learned about in class today; then ask the following questions.  

Resource sites to access primary and secondary sources


Additional Supports

Where can I get access to technology?

What is my student working on in class?

How can I practice for LEAP2025 at home?

Use the link provided to access correct grade level and content practice tests.

https://www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/library/practice-tests