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Fifth grade reading will work on improving our fluency and comprehension of literary and informational text. We will focus on key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, and increase our range of reading level and text complexity. 

My contact information: 

bstreetman@polk.k12.ga.us

770-684-5335

I am available duing planning (8:00-8:45) and after school from 3:15-3:30).

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  • September 24-28

    We will continue reading Walk Two Moons this week as we focus on plot. Students should be working in Study Island to earn ribbons for the story elements: characters, setting, and plot. No test or homework this week. 

  • September 17-24

    We will continue reading Walk Two Moons this week. We will read through chapter eight. Students will have a test on Friday over these chapters and the vocabulary words listed below. Students should be able to spell these words as well as know their meanings. 

    1. return- to go back or come back, or the act of going back or coming back
    2. restore-to bring something back to its original or perfect condition
    3. comfort- to give relief or make more pleasant
    4. defend- to protect from harm 
    5. respect-being thought of highly
    6. impress- to make a strong, positive impact on someone
  • September 10-14

    Our skill for this week will be to identify and infer character traits. Students will have homework on Wednesday and a test on Friday. We will also begin reading Walk Two Moons this week. Students will have 6 vocabulary words in each section that will be tested for spelling and meaning. These are listed on the back of the newsletter. This test will be next week along with comprehension questions for chapters 1-10.

    Vocabulary: 

    1. return- to go back or come back, or the act of going back or coming back
    2. restore-to bring something back to its original or perfect condition
    3. comfort- to give relief or make more pleasant
    4. defend- to protect from harm 
    5. respect-being thought of highly
    6. impress- to make a strong, positive impact on someone
  • September 3-7

    We have finished MAP testing and will continue working on summarizing text. No homework or test this week. 

  • August 27-31

    We will finish Tuck Everlasting this week and watch the movie on Friday. We will also continue working with story elements and summarizing this week as we focus on character traits and feelings. 

  • August 20-24

    We will continue reading Tuck Everlasting this week and focus on the prose genre by studying story elements (character, plot, and setting). No homework or test this week. 

  • August 13-17

    We will continue reading Tuck Everlasting this week and will also be focusing on genres. Students should be able to identiry the three main genres (poetry, prose, and drama) and be able to distinguish between them. Students will not have homework this week, but they will have a test on Friday. Study guides will be sent home Tuesday.

  • August 6-10

    We will begin with our read-aloud novel, Tuck Everlasting, this week. We will also be assessing students for strengths and weaknesses. No homework or test this week. 

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