DeVoe Highlights

Mrs. DeVoe's 5th Grade Class

October 14, 2016

Greetings Parents!


This week we began our focus on nonfiction reading. We began investigating nonfiction text complexity and text structures and each student was encouraged to check out a nonfiction book from the library this week.

Reading is the foundation of all other academic areas and is especially important as students move up grade levels. It is important that students become accustomed to reading both fiction and non-fiction text. Please be mindful of the amount of reading your child does this year, as well as the balance of different reading genres. Students should be reading for at least 30 minutes each night.


We have begun working informational writing. Therefore, some of next week's quick writes will incorporate informational writing. To complete a quick-write, students are to write for 10 minutes about the given topic. There is no right or wrong response as long as they are writing. The purpose of this assignment is to practice generating ideas and improving the skill of putting those ideas in writing. Quick-write topics are also posted on eclass and may be completed online instead of with pencil and paper. Students are encouraged to respond to classmates’ posts on eclass (currently my eclass page is listed under Williams until it can be changed to DeVoe).

Mark Your Calendar

  • October 17 - Progress Reports go home this week
  • October 17-28 - Coat Drive (Collection boxes will be located near the office. All size coats, jackets and hoodies are needed.)
  • October 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week
  • October 26-28 & November 2-3 - ITBS Testing