Welcome to 5th grade! We will be exploring literature and its connection to great writing throughout the coming months! Using the Storyworks! series to explore different genres and novel studies to supplement deeper understandings of theme and inferencing, we will be broadening our exposure to more intermediary texts. With this development we will then be able to morph ourselves into writers beyond your wildest imaginations. Exciting times ahead!
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/commoncore/ela/parenttoolkit/default.shtml (Link to the Common Core)
Our enrichment group will be participating in advanced literature circles to enhance comprehension and discussion skills. We will also be moving from ordinary to extraordinary with a complex word study ... be on the lookout for "wow words!" Using Ralph Fletcher's How to Write Your Life Story, the students will be venturing into their own exploration of self expression. No doubt it is a project you can look forward to reading!