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What's Happening in the Language Arts Classroom?
5th Grade: Fifth graders are getting warmed up and building reading stamina. We are working on identifying the most important events, writing more focused summaries and filling out reading logs completely and accurately.
In writing, students are working on generating lots of ideas for personal narrative writing.
6th Grade: Sixth graders are jumping right in! We are continuing to build reading stamina, discussing bigger ideas about text and identifying figurative language in our independent reading.
In writing, students have set up their digital writer's notebooks and are trying out different genres of writing.
5th and 6th Grade
Language Arts Homework Expectations
All students must read at least 180 min (3 hours) every week.
Fifth and Sixth Grade reading logs will be completed online and checked daily. Students are expected to read 30 minutes every night and 60 minutes over the weekend. Students are permitted to type their digital log first thing in the morning.
This year, most written reading responses will be completed during school, either during reading or during Core and More. Fifth graders begin the year by practicing summary writing, while sixth graders are expected to support claims, or ideas, with specific evidence and analysis. If responses are not completed during school, students will need to finish them at home for homework.
In addition, 6th grade students will be responsible for two full slides of writing in their digital Writer's Notebooks each week, including editing and completing an editing checklist. This year, this will also be completed online and submitted Friday before lunch through Google Classroom.
5th grade students also have Writer's Notebooks, though theirs are actual notebooks. They are required to write one full page each week and turn in their WNB on Friday to be checked.
Spelling words are assigned Mondays and work is due on Fridays. Each week, students have an online slideshow of activities to complete in addition to an online worksheet. Spelling tests are on Friday.