5th Grade English Language Arts:
Novel Studies: The Bad Beginning, The One and Only Ivan, Into the Woods, Surviving the Applewhites.
- author's purpose
- figurative language
- story elements
- comprehension skills
- metacognitive strategies
- narrative writing
- essay writing (expository, persuasive)
- writing in response to reading
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.