English Language Arts Grade 5

Students will use reading comprehension and close reading strategies to read for a variety of purposes (pleasure, inform, compare and contrast, locate text evidence, etc.). This will be accomplished through: 

Content rich units of study that systematically engage students in reading literature as well as complex and content specific text (Science,Social Studies and Citizenship)
Sustained silent reading
Literature circles and small group work
Text based discussions
Read closely for information and comprehension

Listening and Speaking
Sharing Out
Oral presentation skills


Students will write for a variety of purposes to provide text evidence, inform, compare and contrast, describe, and reflect.

Writing in content areas
Literary response
Narrative writing
Evidence based opinion writing
Informational pieces 

Reading and writing instruction will also address vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure and punctuation.