DR. COLE'S 5TH GRADE CLASS
INSPIRE, FOCUS & CREATE!
CODE R.E.D. (READ EVERY DAY)!
Change Your Words; Change Your Mindset
CODE R.E.D. (READ EVERY DAY)!
Celebrate the love of reading for pleasure. Challenge yourself to read in the various formats offered from audio books to e-books. Just read and enjoy the journey. All Genres Qualify, So Don't be Shy!
Creating Lifelong Readers
Promote authentic reading throughout the day to show your child that it is an essential skill. Encourage reading to learn information and for pleasure. Here are some helpful tips:
· Read printed words anywhere you find them - mail, advertisements, recipes, street signs, billboards, names of shops, etc.
AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO IMPROVE WRITING SKILLS
"One of the marks of a skilled writer is the ability to use sentence structure to enhance meaning; helping students develop that ability is the purpose behind sentence combining."
~Deborah Dean, Sentence Combining: Building Skills through Reading and Writing
WHAT IS SENTENCE COMBINING?
Sentence combining is the process of joining two or more short, simple sentences to make one longer sentence in order to enhance meaning and increase sentence variety.
The Four Sentence Types
1. Statement (Declarative Sentence)
2. Question (Interrogative Sentence)
3. Exclamation (Exclamatory Sentence)
4. Command (Imperative Sentence)
RATIONALE FOR SENTENCE COMBINING
Sentence combining activities provide opportunities for students to manipulate written text in order to increase their understanding of grammar and syntax, vary sentence structure, learn punctuation, practice revision skills, and enhance meaning.
FIRST THINGS FIRST: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF GRAMMAR
Eight Parts of Speech:
1) Nouns 2) Pronouns 3) Adjectives
4) Verbs 5) Adverbs 6) Prepositions
7) Conjunctions 8) Interjections
1) Prepositional 2) Verbal · Participial · Gerund · Infinitive 3) Appositive
1) Independent 2) Dependent/Subordinate
What is the difference between a phrase and a clause?
A clause has a subject and a verb in it, and a clause does not.
ENGAGING OUR LEARNERS THROUGH INNOVATION
Our students are living in a time and society that under-utilizes language in all aspects of our lives. This means that ALL of our students are English Language Learners. Below are some apps that make language learning feel like fun to learners of all levels.
Reading Is Our Superpower!
“The more you read,
the more you know.
The more you know,
the smarter you grow.
The smarter you grow,
the stronger your voice,
when speaking your mind
or making your choice.”
-From National Library Week
OUR NEXT TWO WEEK'S AT A GLANCE (September 11, 2017 - September 25, 2017)
LITEARCY - Inference & Theme (Standard RL.5.1 & RL.5.2)
SCIENCE - Force & Motion (Standard 5.P.1)
Science Vocabulary - gravity, friction, mass, matter, distance, speed, motion, slope, acceleration, deceleration, momentum, weight, inertia, kinetic and potential energy
(PLEASE NOTE: All vocabulary words will be utilized throughout the entire unit.)
MATH - Place Value (Standard 5.NBT.A)
Math Vocabulary - base ten, digit, value, standard form, expanded notation, expanded form, decimal, round and word form
IN THE NEWS!
OUR CLASS WAS AWARDED THE REFLEX MATH GRANT ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017.
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO TA'LEAHA RILEY!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF OUR WRITING COMPETITION
Second Place Winners
CONGRATULATIONS! JOB WELL DONE!!