Fifth grade students' writing will connect and support learning in other disciplines. We will draft several pieces of writing spanning opinion, narrative, and expository/informational writing. Some pieces will be longer than others, and students will frequently utilize writing strategies to share reactions to their reading, to teach others about a topic, and to explain their thinking or solution to a problem. Students will use a paper composition notebook as well as files within their Google Drive.
Students can access their Drive from anywhere with internet. This provides an amazing opportunity for students to share and develop their writing outside of school.

The fifth grade science and engineering curriculum is based on the Next Generation Science Standards and has been divided into four units: Matter and Energy in Ecosystems, Stars and Shadows, Structure and Properties of Matter, and Earth Systems with a focus on water pollution. Our curriculum has been developed to connect and frequently integrate science learning with other disciplines including social studies and reading. Math and problem solving will also be integrated through embedded engineering tasks.

*Social Studies:
Our social studies units will focus on the United States. We will begin with learning about the different regions across the country, and students will narrow their focus to research one state within their given region. The second unit will focus on civics- the responsibility of the government and the responsibility of the citizens. This study will connect to the election in November.

During the second semester, we will spend a unit learning about the foundation of the United States and different cultured influenced the development of our country. The end of the year will focus on economics and will include a student-led classroom economy simulation.

What I Need is a 45 minute block of time for targeted, small group instruction. Students from both 5th grade classes will work in small groups to support and enhance student learning in math and reading. These groups will be planned and lead in collaboration with the academic interventionists from the Learning Lab: Krista Larrow, Sarah Pulaski, and Jenna Aube.

Reading groups will utilize LLI which is a leveled literacy intervention that supports readers at their instructional reading level. Students participate in word work, guided reading, and writing about reading during the WIN block and will have reading homework to complete between sessions.

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