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Fifth grade language arts will focus on developing and organizing our ideas as we write informative, opinion, and narrative essays. We will also work to further develop our understanding of grammar rules so that we speak and write correctly. 

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  • Week 11: October 16-20

    We will begin the week by writing a researched biography to assess informative writing. We will also finish our book, Tuck Everlasting. We will complete a project and watch the movie to wrap it up. 

  • Week 10: October 9-13

    We will continue reviewing informative writing this week. We are looking closely at writing a biography for our assessment essay. We will not have homework or a test this week. 

  • Week 9: October 2-7

    We will be working on informative writing this week as we look closely at writing a researched biography. Students will need earbuds/headphones in my class this week.  We will not have homework or tests this week. 

  • Week 8: September 25-29

    We will continue working with transitions and reading Tuck Everlasting this week. Students will have homework on Wednesday and a test on Friday.

  • Week 7: September 18-22

    We will be working with transitions this week as we continue with our informative writing. Students will have homework on Tuesday. 

  • Week 6: September 11-15

    We will continue to work with informative writing as we finish our compare/contrast essay. We will be focusing on using linking words and phrases in our writing (transitions, conjunctions). We will not have homework or test this week. 

  • Week 5: September 4-8

    Our focus this week will be informative writing and the elements that should be included. Students will be writing an informative essay which compares Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe. We will not have homework or tests this week. This writing assignment will be a daily grade. 

  • Week 4: August 28-September 1

    Students will have homework on Tuesday and a test on Wednesday over the four comma rules (list/series, introductory element, direct address, tag question). We will also continue working on informative writing as we focus on note taking and topic sentences. We will begin writing a compare/contrast essay on Thursday. 

  • Week 3: August 21-25

    This week, we will begin reading Tuck Everlasting and focus on four comma rules (series/list, introductory element, tag questions, direct address). Students will not homework or test this week. 

  • Week 2: August 14-18

    We will finish our first informative essay this week as we work on introductions, conclusions, revising and editing. This will be our first daily grade. We will continue working with informative writing, and we will also focus on using commas correctly. Students will not have homework or a test this week.  

  • Week 1: August 7-11

    We are learning about informative writing this week. We will focus on prewriting as we organize our ideas. There will be no homework or tests this week. 

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