Common Core Language Arts & Social Studies
Grade 5 Curriculum
The Common Core National Standards and NC Essential Standards lend themselves to a rigorous and relevant fifth grade program. Fifth grade is a great year for solidifying all of the academic pieces while preparing for the upcoming middle school years.
Your fifth grader should be reading meaningful novels with relative fluency at home and at school. The focus of reading class changes from teaching the logistics of reading and focuses closely on the interpretive art of reading. Your child will be challenged to read many different genres with a critical and interpretive eye. Expect your child to be doing a lot of independent reading. He or she will be completing work that requires analysis of characters, plot, setting, and text structure as they relate to the author's purpose in writing the book. This year, student's will be required to prove their opinions with examples and quotes from the text.
ABC Digitial Revolutionary War Project
Click here for Project instructions and checklist.
Click here for Project calendar. Use this as you complete the checklist.
Literacy Activities (in class only, please):
* Click here for your conference self-evaluation.
* Respond here for Today's Meet.
* Respond here to predict (literature circle book).
* Respond here to make your connections (literature circle book).
* Respond here to make your inferences (literature circle book).
* Click here to record your weekly reading once during the week.
* Click here to fill out the book selection form. Click here to let me know your book selection.
BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMY
BBC Skillwise- http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/
Spelling City- http://spellingcity.com
Discovery Streaming- http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com
PBS Kids- http://pbskids.org
Into the Book- http://reading.ecb.org
Book Adventure- http://bookadventure.org
Google Earth- http://google.com/earth
Read Write Think- http://readwritethink.org
Cool Iris- http://cooliris.com
Wiki Spaces- http://wikispaces.com
We will be using a site developed by Sal Khan that has been in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, backed by Bill Gates, and on CNBC. He has also spoken at TED conferences. It is an interactive educational site that utilizes video, exercises, testing, and tracks growth. You can watch a video at khanacademy . See Bill Gates interview here .
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-466-1466.