Language Live! with Ms. Lavatori


Welcome to Language Live!

Students in Language class are currently reading Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. We are working on speaking and listening skills, summarizing, and making inferences. Students are are also continuing their individual reading work daily in Language Live.

During the first half of class, students in Language are working on individual Language Live lessons or differentiated informational texts with various levels of follow-up reading questions. We also work on individual oral reading fluency 3-4 days a week. During the second half of class we are reading Little Rick Girl 1957 and analyzing the text and answering questions related to the themes in the book.

Students in Language class continue their daily activities using the online word training, phonics, and phonemic awareness program Language Live. We also progress monitor reading skills once a week with AIMSweb+, and three times a week with Six-Minute Solution. This month we are working on reading comprehension and writing skills as well - students identify the main idea of a passage and accurately write their own main idea/gist. On February 12 we will begin reading the book Little Rock Girl: 1957.


 Students in Language class continue to work online on specific word training and text training lessons for the first part of each class. During the second part of class we are reading selected chapters from the historical fiction novel Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson that aligns with the Industrial Revolution unit in Social Studies. Students will participate in class discussions related to the main ideas in the story, and they will practice writing complete answers to questions that require students to make inferences, compare and contrast, develop opinions, make judgments, or make decisions about the plot or characters.


Students in Language class have had a great start! They have finished reading Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick, and they are currently finishing the movie version of The Adventures of Ulysses. Every day students works independently online to complete word training lessons, and we will be starting our text training lessons soon. Our class goals are to improve our reading and writing skills throughout the school year, and both the Language Live! and curriculum-based assignments will help us reach those goals.