This week in Language Arts, our 5th graders added a new reading strategy to their “tool belt.” What’s the strategy you ask? …GENERALIZING!
To help students understand the steps to formulating generalizations, the students made generalizations using information from magazine articles.
The pictures below show students analyzing their magazine advertisement, which then helped them make generalizations on the product being advertised.
To conclude the lesson, students used the document camera to share-out their magazine advertisements and generalizations!
This past week in Spelling, our 5th graders were introduced to the concept of inflections. They created Foldables to record the rules for adding inflections to root words.
To keep you in the Grammar loop, the fifth grade is currently learning the simple tenses of verbs. These tenses include past, present, and future. I challenge you to point out the tenses your child uses next time you speak with them!
This month, our fifth graders read the historical fictional short story titled, “Sailing Home.”
Using “Sailing Home” as a mentor text, our students learned how to self-correct while reading. They also learned the skill of comparing and contrasting.
The pictures below depict the graphic organizers students filled out, comparing and contrasting two characters from novels they have read.
As a way to wrap up Guided Reading, our fifth graders were assigned a Think-Tac-Toe board specific to their novel. There assignment was to choose three tasks from the board and complete them to the best of their ability. Check out the pictures below of some of the tasks completed by our fifth graders!
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Everything on a Waffle
This week in grammar, students were introduced to the concept of linking verbs. To learn the most common linking verbs, our students memorized a song! Then, to help distinguish between linking verbs and action verbs, our students partipated in the “Wheel of Verbs” activity.
Most Common Linking Verbs Anchor Chart
“Wheel of Verbs” Activity