LA Loop: Alternate
Memorization and Recitation
includes selections from poetry, history, Bible,
and other readings and Memory pieces
Most of our Language Arts instruction in Grades 5/6 continues to be based on narration, dictation, and recitation. The following programs we use in whole or part to supplement that instruction.
We narrate all literature, history, poetry, and Bible readings.
Written narrations are required once or twice weekly.
Intermediate Language Lessons
by Emma Serl
Classical Writing Homer
Intro | Elements of A Story | Test Your Skills
About this Interactive Introduction | Goals | How to Use This Site | Credits
Elements of a Story is an interactive Web site where students can learn about different literary "ingredients" that make up a story. After watching and listening to an interactive version of "Cinderella," students will learn about various elements that are common to all stories: setting, characters, plot, exposition, conflict, climax, and resolution.
This site features an interactive explanation of each literary element, which is then followed by a series of activities to enhance students' understanding. Students will be asked to put plot developments into the correct order, select appropriate settings and characters, and sort events and exposition.
Cinderella Setting Characters Sequence Exposition Conflict Climax Resolution Interactives