5th Grade ELA News
This week in reading, we focused on inferring. This has been an area that all of 5th grade has focused on given students' struggles with this skill on the winter reading core. We started by working through generating and supporting inferences with text evidence in a Storyworks article about Orangutans. We worked as a whole class, in partners, and independently on this work. I returned students' graded work to them the next day and they completed a reflection based on their skill level (which was also rooted in their graded assignment). From there, they chose a new inference practice task. They chose one that was hard, harder, or hardest. No easy, medium, hard in here! We talked about how if you're struggling with inferring, a good choice would be to start with hard and if you really are good at inferring, starting with hardest would make the most sense if you want to push yourself as a reader.
This week was a lot of writing catch up. A few still had their Chocolate Milk opinion pieces to finish, and others were still wrapping up their writing assessment or spring break writing. We did squeeze in some more Type to Learn, Writing Prompt Wednesday, and some grammar work. This week in WPW, we focused on capitalizing proper nouns and NOT capitalizing common nouns.