5th Grade Class
Instructor: Ms. Dana Glasgow   
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Week of 10/16
English - Students will be working on compound objects of prepositions, subjects, and verbs. ACTAspire testing will be Tuesday.
Wordly Wise 6 has been moved to next week due to NET Retreat and Honor Roll ceremony.

Reading - We will begin reading Maniac Magee this week. We will discuss story elements and write short summaries.

Week of 10/10
English - We will review practice and study skills for Wordly Wise and begin working on lesson 6 as well as practice writing.

Reading - Students will practice comprehension skills with reading passages.
2nd Nine Weeks AM/AR
Students should now be working on the their second quarter AM/AR goals. Our % checkpoint days are as follows:

Wednesday 10/25 - 25% of both goals
Wednesday 11/8 - 50% of both goals
Wednesday 11/29 - 75% of both goals
Wednesday 12/13 - 100% of both goals
Wordly Wise 2nd 9 Weeks
WW6 - due 10/16 test 10/27
WW7 - due 11/09 test 11/10
WW8 - due 11/16 test 11/17
WW9 - due 11/30 test 12/01
WW10 - due 12/07 test 12/08

Students should be reading over the vocabulary words, definitions, and examples daily for the week of the test. They should look at the part of speech and relate the definition to the example sentence. Reading out loud is best for studying because it engages three parts of the brain instead of just one.

Students should also use the website www.wordlywise3000.com if they need extra help.
Reading and AR
We use Accelerated Reading at Sacred Heart to help improve reading skills. AR goals are set in my classroom based on individual reading levels. I allow students to read any book they choose, as long as it is within their ZPD range. Reading of any kind continues to develop fluency and comprehension. Students are allowed to use apps like "Audible" in order to listen to a book as they are reading. Please note, students MUST have the book in front of them to follow along, whether it is a paperback or e-reader. The whole goal is to increase READING skills. Following along with audible narration models fluency and intonation. However, just listening to a book on "tape" is NOT reading, therefore, not improving reading skills. Students are allowed to bring e-readers to school for reading purposes (Kindles, tablets, etc. - not phones) as long as they have headphones.

Happy Reading!
Spelling Help App
Anyone interested in spelling help, there is a free app called Vocabulary Spelling City. You need to create an account online at http://www.spellingcity.com then you can upload your spelling words into the app.

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Welcome to 5th Grade Language Arts! This year we will be focusing on grammar, writing, and reading. Most of the grammar and writing will be done in class and the reading will be done independently at home. Each child is required to read at least 20 minutes for homework every night, seven days a week (or an average of 20 minutes daily). We will have Spelling and Wordly Wise vocabulary tests every Friday and grammar tests randomly throughout the units. Please sign up for my text message Remind notifications so you are aware of important information for class. I hope you have a great year!

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