Students will read various novels at their reading level in small guided reading groups as well as whole class novels. Students will continue to build stamina in reading. Students will learn various reading strategies to become successful readers using C.A.F.E. (comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and expand vocabulary).
Harcourt Language, Harcourt Inc.
Harcourt Language Practice Book, Harcourt Inc.
A variety of grammar topics will be covered in class, including: subjects and predicates, nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and conjunctions.
Writing for a variety of authentic purposes will give students ample opportunity to apply and solidify foundational grammar and editing skills, as well as develop strategies to communicate effectively. Students will build their skills from each encounter as they prewrite, draft, revise, edit, evaluate, and publish their work. Students will write for several purposes including: narrative, persuasive, expository, letters, poetry, and research writing to name some. Students will learn and practice many of the finer points of presenting information orally as well.
Word Wisdom, Zaner-Bloser, Inc. 2013.
The fifth grade will be using a separate vocabulary book this year. Students will be assessed weekly on the new vocabulary words.