What you can expect in 5th grade Reading/Language Arts:
FROM MRS. BUCUD
All reading skills will be worked on and assessed throughout the year.
Students will maintain a reading notebook (RNB) and a writing notebook (WNB) that will contain ELA skills.
THE FOLLOWING ARE SAMPLES:
RNB skills include:
- Story elements (characters, setting, plot,
theme, etc.) - Figurative language (similes,
metaphors, idioms, alliteration, hyperbole, etc.) - Story devices and genres
- Text features - Text structures - Main idea - Summarizing
- Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and
WNB skills include:
- Punctuation, parts of speech, types of
sentences, etc. - How to write a sentence, paragraph,
and essay - Ideas for writing openings and
conclusions - Writing better sentences
**Grammar focus skills for 5th grade are verbs and conjunctions.**
Students will review spelling skills and have spelling assignments and tests. Spelling will also count in ALL assignments.
5 A Day Worksheet:
These will be given out on Mondays and due each Friday. This is an important tool in practicing skills that will be on state testing.
Students will be reading and analyzing the following:
1st nine weeks: Weslandia (short story)
2nd nine weeks: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (novel)
3rd nine weeks: Island of the Blue Dolphins (novel)
4th nine weeks: Four Perfect Pebbles (non-fiction)
Assignments will include: essays, one-pager, blooms ball, speech, book talk, etc.
Students are required to have 10 AR points each nine week period. This is a grade.
MobyMax and online assignments will be completed at school as they are assigned.
Fifth Grade Math Class
FROM MS. ELLIOTT
Welcome to Fifth Grade! This year, we will continue to work on multiplication and division. In fifth grade, multiplication and division will include larger numbers and even decimals. So, it is really important to practice multiplication and division facts for at least five minutes each night.
In fifth grade, we will be doing a lot of work with numbers. We will write numbers and decimals in different ways. Also, we will be working with fractions and geometry. I can’t wait to start this exciting learning journey with you!