ELA K-8 Scope and Sequence


Consonants & Vowels Short Vowel Sounds Short Vowel Word Families
ABC Order Rhyming Words Compound Words
Long Vowel Word Families Consonant Blends  Consonant Digraphs
Nouns Pronouns Verbs
Adjectives Vowel Teams  Syllables
Synonyms and Antonyms Homonyms Punctuation
Capitalization Contractions Plural Nouns
Verb Tenses R-Controlled Vowel Patterns Prepositions
Story Elements


Grade 3

Final Consonant Blend  Final Digraphs Silent Consonants
Final Letter Patterns Vowel Teams-ou, oi, oy Vowel Patterns-ew, ue, aw, au
Prepositions Homophones Adverbs
Conjunctions Using I and Me Suffixes
Prefixes Commas Possessive Nouns
Quotation Marks Subject Verb Agreement Plural Nouns
Suffices and Spelling  Precise Words Complete Sentences
Main Idea


Grade 4

 Four Types of Sentences Writing a Complete Sentence Comma Usage 
Homonyms Nouns, Plural Nouns and Pronouns Verb Tenses
Adjectives & Adverbs Parts of Speech Review Apostrophes
Synonyms & Antonyms Punctuation Review Main Idea
Vocabulary & Spelling Inferences Features of Non-Fiction Text
Fact vs. Opinion LIterary Elements of Fiction Similes & Metaphors
Imagery Context Clues Cause and Effect
Narrative Point of View Compare and Contrast  Writing an Informational Paragraph
Contractions & Possessive Pronouns


Grade 5

 Adjectives & Adverbs Parts of Speech Review  Conjunctions
Subject Verb Agreement Compound Sentences Prepositional Phrases
Capitalization Review Vocabulary and Spelling Figurative Language 
Prefixes and Suffices Idioms You're the Editor
Topic Supporting Details Compound Words
Contractions & Possessive Pronouns Fun with Puns

Author's Purpose

Summarize and Paraphrase Making INferences Complete Sentences 
Persuasive Writing Techniques Multiple Meanings  Context Clues


Grade 6

Connotations  Complex Sentences Nouns
Pronouns Punctuation Progressive Verb Tenses
Possessive Nouns Sensory Details in Descriptive Language Figurative Language
Main Idea Topic, Supporting and Detail Sentences Vocabulary and Spelling
Sequence of Information Irrelevant Information Six Types of Context Clues
Inferences Cause and Effect Author's Purpose
Story Elements Character Traits Synonyms and Antonyms
Homonyms, Homographs & Homophones Spelling with Suffixes Dictionary Skills
Haiku Poems


Grade 7

 Verbals Active and Passive Voice Making Text Connections
Characterization Plot Conflict Theme
Pronouns and Agreement Types of Sentences Misplaced Modifiers
Organizational Patterns Comparative and Superlative Prepositional Phrases
Foreshadowing and Flashback Objects and Complements Poetic Elements-Figures of Speech
Poetic Elements-Sound Devices Comparing Themes Across Genres Point of View
Persuasion and Propaganda Listening for Comprehension Conventions of Letter Writing
Evaluating Internet Resources Formulating a Thesis Summarizing, Paraphrasing and Integrating Quotations
Deciphering Vocabulary


Grade 8

 Relative Pronouns Appositives Common Errors-Idioms
Common Errors-Comma Splices & Parallel Structures Common Errors-Diction Plot Structure
Analyzing Character Point of View Making Predictions
The Importance of Setting-Evaluating Cultural Context Author Studies Categories of Information
Irony Satire and Parody Symbolism and Allegory
Types of Poetry Analogies Dialect and Jargon
Conventions of Drama Diagramming Sentences Public Speaking 
Comparing and Contrasting Characters Revising Writing Multi-Step Directions
Persuasive Appeals