Mrs. Erwin's 5th Grade Class
First Nine Weeks Overview
During the first nine weeks, we will be studying non-fiction, comprehension, and text features.
Read and comprehend informational texts
Establish Purpose for Reading
Ask questions of text.
Make inferences and draw conclusions using text evidence.
Use text features
Understand & analyze organization of non-fiction texts.
Identify main idea & supporting details.
Use dictionary, glossary, and thesaurus as a resource.
Use context clues to determine word meaning
TEKS: 5.2B,E; 5.7; 5.9; 5.10; 5.11A,C,D; 5.13B, 5.Fig19A,B,C,D,E
Complete Subject and Predicate
Organize, draft, revise, and edit essays with multiple paragraphs in response to text.
TEKS: 5.15A,B,D,E; 5.18Ai,ii,iii,iv,C; 5.20Ai,B,C; 5.21Ai,ii,iii
(We will start spelling in the spring)
Verbs : Irregular
Verbs: Active vs Passive Voice
Prepositions & Prepositional Phrases
Italics and Underlining for titles and emphasis
Commas in Compound Sentences
TEKS: 5.20Ai,ii,iv,v; 5.21Bi,C
8:00-8:45 1st period; ELAR (Erwin)
8:45-9:30 2nd period; Intervention
9:30-10:15 3rd period; ELAR (Erwin)
10:15-10:50 4th period; ELAR (Woodruff)
11:20-11:35 4th period; ELAR (Woodruff)
11:35-12:20 5th period; ELAR (Woodruff)
12:20-1:05 6th Period: Conference Period
1:05-1:50 7th Period: ELAR (Cruz)
1:50-2:35 8th Period: ELAR (Cruz)
2:50-3:05 Dear(Drop Everything And Read):
Accelerated Reader (AR)
AR goal dates:
1st nine weeks: October 18th @ 3 pm
2nd nine weeks: December 20th @ 3 pm
3rd nine weeks: March 7th @ 3 pm
4th nine weeks: May 9th @ 3 pm
As an effort to increase reading stamina and help motivate our students to read, the Language Arts department has implemented a reading incentive for the 2016-2017 school year. Students will have the opportunity to attend an extra bowling field trip if they meet their AR goal requirements this year. In order to be eligible for the AR field trip, students must meet their AR goal ALL four of the grading cycles. This is a challenging but attainable goal for all students. Please go over this incentive with your child, and encourage them to meet their goals every grading cycle. Our hope is that all students will be in attendance in May!
Agendas are used as a form of communication between home and school. Please check and sign them each night to keep track of homework, important news, events, and to receive notes specific to your child.