5th Grade Overview

Writing: This will be more of what you did last year, but it will be more specific and extensive. It will also be easier because you’ve done it for several years already!  icon-edit 

  • opinion writing                   
  • informational writing         
  • narrative writing
  • constructed response
  • extended response

Reading: We will be doing several novel studies this year, and most of them will be based on our social studies units.  icon-book 

We’ll concentrate on…

  • reading comprehension
  • reading fluency
  • themes
  • comparing and contrasting
  • points of view
  • explaining relationships and interactions
  • analyzing texts

Grammar/Language: Words, words, words! icon-heart 

  • We will use mentor sentences to drive our lesson in grammar. These will be done over the course of a week.
  • We will also do vocabulary. These words will come from what we’re reading/studying.

Social Studies: American History!  icon-fast-forward 

  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Turn of the Century
  • World War I
  • The Great Depression
  • World War II
  • Cold War
  • 1950s-Present
  • Economics