*Fifth grade uses the Wonders series to expose the students to the following genres:
*Many strategies and skills are incorporated into the fifth grade reading program.
Some of these skills and strategies are:
decoding words using context clues to construct meaning
utilizing resources including glossaries, dictionaries, and thesaurus
setting a purpose for reading
identifying main idea and supporting details
drawing conclusions and making predictions
sequencing story order and events
summarizing and making generalizations
using tables, maps, charts, and electronic text to improve comprehension
identifying characters, setting, plot, conflict, climax, foreshadowing, bias, point of view, theme, resolution, and techniques
*Fifth grade students will improve their spelling skills in written work through tests and their daily writing. Special attention will be placed on frequently misspelled words, spelling patterns and rules.
We will be exploring Science by using "Stem Scopes NGSS" (Next Generation Science Standards)
"Rendezvous with a Comet":