5th Grade ELA

English Language Arts

Reading

Students have been working very hard on reading multiple texts. They have read stories about 9/11 and the first moon landing. Students will read about tornadoes, earthquakes, and electricity. Their unit test will be on Friday, February 26, where they will read about dogs.


We will begin reading the book, Tuck Everlasting, in March. This is the story of an extraordinary family and their chance meeting with a young girl. In this unit, students will learn to discuss text the text, while questioning others.

Writing

Currently, we are working on writing an essay based on two songs. These songs share a common theme. Students picked the theme and then are required to write about how the author approached this theme in the songs.