5th Grade ELA News

Reading

We've launched a poetry unit in reading. Students are learning about different poets, different types of poetry, and about how poetry is written. So far we have discussed how poetry makes us feel and what we notice about poetry.

Spelling

Spelling is back! Please note that there is a revised scoring rubric for both the homework and the spelling tests. The changes are slight but in an effort to be consistent in our grading practices, I have aligned mine with that of the other 5th grade teachers, thus the change.

Writing

Students continue to work on their informational pieces around colonization. At this time, they are beginning to revise, edit, and conference with me and peers to improve their writing. They are looking up missing information, finding dates, names, and other relevant details to include in their writing. Check the blog for more information!