Success is spelled R-E-A-D!
Be sure to read 20 minutes each night to improve your reading skills.
I am excited to be working with your student in the Harcourt reading series. It has a rich variety of literature stories and skills instruction that help students master the state standards for 5th grade and differentiate instruction. The literacy block combines the use of guided reading strategies, leveled readers, and elements of The Daily 5, such as Listen to Reading, Read to Someone, Read to Self and the use of Response to Reading. The McGraw-Hill series is also used to enrich the reading curriculum. This year we are also focusing on text-tagging and close reading as a way to build our responses to essay and comprehension questions in daily work as well as on NeSA-R.
Content Standards – 5th Grade
LA 5.1 - Students will learn to apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.
LA 5.2 - Students will learn and apply writing skills and strategies to communicate.
LA 5.3 - Students will learn to apply speaking and listening skills and strategies to communicate.
LA 5.4 - Students will identify, locate, and evaluate information .
Your child may want to checkout a few of these fabulous Golden Sower books from our library to read.
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley
Life on Mars by Jennifer Brown
Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
The Fourteen Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Hunt
Dash by Kirby Larson
Loot by Jude Watson
Frostborn by Lou Anders
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Harcourt series basal text and guided reading texts
McGraw-Hill basal text and leveled readers
Reading A-Z leveled readers
Rigby leveled readers