Course Overview
5th Grade English Language Arts:

Novel Studies: The Bad Beginning, The One and Only Ivan, Into the Woods, Surviving the Applewhites.
  • tone
  • mood
  • author's purpose
  • figurative language
  • story elements
  • allusions
 
Reading Curriculum: Benchmark Literacy http://www.benchmarkeducation.com/literacy/
  • comprehension skills
  • metacognitive strategies
  • fluency
 
Writing Curriculum: Schoolwide Writing Fundamentals  http://www.schoolwide.com/writing
  • narrative writing
  • essay writing (expository, persuasive)
  • biography
  • writing in response to reading
 
Social Studies:
 
Nonfiction reading comprehension skills will be fostered to learn about the creation of the United States from the time of the Native Americans to the Revolutionary War. Students will complete a variety of research projects and teach their peers as they become "experts" in different historical topics.