5th Grade ELA  

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In this class, we will cover those standards that have been set by the Mississippi Department of Education.  We will work on reading and writing skills that will help our students to excel academically and socially. Some of the things students will be able to do  include the following:

  1. read and comprehend
  2. find details from the story
  3. identify the main idea or central idea
  4. summarize a story
  5. identify the characters and the plot
  6. determine the genre of a story
  7. write in a formal style  

i look forward to a great year with your child in English Language Arts.

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  • PRACTICE TEST!!!!

    HAVE YOUR CHILD WORK ON THIS PRACTICE TEST AT HOME!!!!! SHHHHHHH! DO NOT LET THEM SEE THE ANSWERS!  ALSO, USE THE INTERNET AS A RESOURCE TO REVIEW SKILLS COVERED IN CLASS!

  • READING FAIR

    IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....READING FAIR!!!!READING FAIR!!

    DUE DATE: NOVEMBER 28, 2016!! I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE ALL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE! THIS WILL BE FOR A GRADE! TEST AND DAILY!!!

  • CLICK ON FILE FOR FOR NEW STORY AT THE BEACH
  • week of October 10-14

    STORY: TEN MILE DAY

    AMAZING WORDS

    • immigration    
    • Ellis Island
    • belongings
    • anxiously
    • allegiance
    • emblem
    • sustance
    • adversity
    • established
    • homeland

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    SELECTION VOCABULARY

    • barren
    • lurched
    • prying
    • deafening 
    • previous
    • surveying

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    SPELLING

    • they're ]
    • you've
    • weren't
    • needn't
    • there'd
    • they've
    • mustn't
    • what'll
    • doesn't
    • hadn't
    • could've
    • would've
    • should've
    • might've
    • wouldn't
    • who've
    • shouldn't
    • who'd
    • this'll
    • couldn't

    CHALLENGE WORDS

    there've    mightn't    what've    must've    there'll

    ______________________________________________________GRAMMER SKILLS:

    COMMON, PROPER, AND COLLECTIVE NOUNS

    COMPREHENSION SKILLS

    CAUSE AND EFFECT  / TEXT STRUCTURE

    CONTINUING PRACTICE ON MAKING AN INFERENCE AND FINDING DIRECT EVIDENCE! ALSO, STUDENTS WILL DETERMINE MEANING OF WORDS!

    GENRE: EXPOSITORY TEXT- TELLS ABOUT REAL PEOPLE AND EVENTS

     

  • SCHOLARS LET'S REMEMBER THE EXPECTATIONS!

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    SCHOLARS need  to review the expectations that have been set!

    We must be mindful of hallway and classroom expectations!

    PLEASE DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR CHILD:

    HOW TO WALK IN THE WALL

    HOW TO ACT IN THE CLASS

    HOW TO BE RESPONSIBLE

    HOW TO BE STUDIOUS

  • WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-19

    STORY: ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS

    SELECTION VOCABULARY:

    GNAWED   HEADLAND    KELP    LAIR

    RAVINE     SHELLFISH      SINEW

    SPELLING:

    COAST         FAINT           WHEAT      BREEZE       ARROW

    FEAST         MAINTAIN     GRAIN        PAINT           APPEAL

    SPEECH      CREASE       SPAIN         WILLOW      

    NEEDLE      BOWLING     CHARCOAL   COMPLAIN

    PRAISE      SNEEZE

    CHALLENGE WORDS:

    DUNGAREES      SPEEDOMETER    BUNGALOW

    REFEREE             CAMPAIGN

    LANGUAGE SKILLS:

    INDEPENDENT AND DEPENDENT CLAUSES

    AMAZING WORDS:

    GUTTED    QUARTZ   FLINT   BLAZING    PURSUIT

    PREY  SHIPWRECK  FAMISHED   WILDERNESS  

    RESOURCEFUL

    COMPREHENSION SKILLS:

    THEME    SETTING  INFERRING

    WRITING SKILLS:

    LEARN HOW TO WRITE AN INVITATION

     

     

     

  • WEEK OF AUGUST 29- SEP 9

    VOCABULARY FOR THUNDER ROSE

    BRANDED                                    PITCH

    CONSTRUCTED                           RESOURCEFUL

    DAINTILY                                     THIEVING

    DEVASTATION                             VEINS

    LULLABY

    SPELLING WORDS FOR THUNDER ROSE

    FEVER                           SPIDER

    BROKEN                        LABEL

    CLIMATE                        ICON

    HOTEL                           AGENT

    BASIC                            MOTIVE

     VOCAL                           VITAL

    NATIVE                         ACORN

    SILENT                          ITEM

    LABOR                           AROMA  

    EGO                              SOLO

    CHALLENGE WORDS:

    SOCIETY        RHINOCEROUS      NOTATION    IDEALISTIC

    EQUATION

    LANGUAGE SKILL: 

    SUBJECTS AND PREDICATES

    VOCABULARY SKILL:

    HOMONYMS

  • week of August 29 - Sep 9

    Story: Thunder Rose

    QUESTION OF THE WEEK: HOW CAN NATURE CHALLENGE US?

    Genre: tall tale

    Definition: A tall tale is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual. Some stories such as these are exaggerations of actual events, 

     

    ACADEMIC VOCABULARY  & COMPREHENSION SKILLS:

    Cause: WHY SOMETHING HAPPENS

    Effect: SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS

    Summarize: TO GIVE A SHORT EXPLANATION THAT ONLY INLUDES THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Tall Tale: Humorous story that tells about impossible events, usually by a super human character

    Subject: word or words that tell whom or what the sentence is about

    Predicate: word or words that tell what the subject of a sentence is doing

     

     

    AMAZING WORDS:

    ROARING                         PRECIPICE

    STATIONED                      AGRIGULTURE

    METEOROLOGIST           DISASTER

    TWISTER                         UNPREDICTABLE

    STAMINA                         WILDFIRE

     

     

  • STORY: RED KAYAK

    GENRE: REALISTIC FICTION

    A STORY THAT FITS INTO THIS CATEGORY OR GENRE MEANS THAT IS NOT A TRUE STORY.  BUT, IT COULD ACTUALLY HAPPEN.

     

  • VOCABULARY STRATEGY

    HOMOGRAPHS ARE WORDS THAT ARE SPELLED THE SAME BUT MAY HAVE DIFFERENT MEANING AND MAY SOUND DIFFERENTLY:

    EXAMPLES;

    I LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON'S LATEST RECORD!

    I MUST RECORD THAT MOVIE WHEN IT COMES ON.

    I CAUGHT A BASS WHEN I WENT FISHING.

    THE BASS IS TOO LOUD.

  • SKILL

    CHARACTER : WHO ARE THE PEOPLE IN THE STORY?

    PLOT: EVENTS THAT MAKE UP A STORY

  • QUESTION OF THE WEEK?

    WHAT INSPIRES PEOPLE TO ACT COURAGEOUSLY?

  • SPELLING WORDS
    1. DISTANCE
    2. METHOD
    3. ANGER
    4. PROBLEM
    5. BUTTER
    6. PETALS
    7. ENJOY
    8. PERHAPS
    9. FIGURE
    10. CHANNEL
    11. ADMIRE
    12. COMEDY
    13. HUSBAND
    14. TISSUE
    15. MUSTARD
    16. SHUTTLE
    17. ADVANCE
    18. DRUMMER
    19. REGULAR
    20. DENIM

    CHALLENGE WORDS

    1. AVALANCHE
    2. MONOPOLY
    3. RELUCTANT
    4. ADEQUATE
    5. TANGERINE
  • SELECTION VOCABULARY
    1. COMPRESSIONS
    2. GRUMBLED
    3. INSISTENTLY
    4. INTENTIONALLY
    5. MINUTE
    6. NEUTRAL
    7. NORMALLY
    8. NORMALLY
  • Materials

    In my classroom, students will need a one and a half inch binder with 6 tabs.  They will be used for the following: bellringer, spelling, dictionary, notes, writing, notes, and homework.

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