This Week in READING Class
Week of: November 13-17
What are we learning this week?
Monday - Finish Poetry Test; Finish Proving & Disproving answers for "The Ballad of Casey Jones"; Poetry Contest ELU: Complete typing poems
Tuesday - Poetry Contest ELU: Complete typing poems
Wednesday - Poetry Contest ELU: Complete typing poems and put together in Poetry Book. Final product is due.
Thursday - Library
Friday - Introduction to Literary Non-Fiction & Drama
Learning Resources . . . what websites, videos, materials will be helpful?
NOTE: All quizzes and assessments will be application-based in 5th grade. Students must be able to apply the concepts learned in class and through ELUs to answer questions on quizzes and assessments throughout the year in all 5th grade core classes.
What reading strategies can I use for tests and reading passages?
- Questions 1st - Look at the questions first and figure out what reading concept we have covered in class that you are being tested on.
- Read - Read and write the GIST (Summarizing/finding the main idea). *Highlight or underline important vocabulary.
- Answer Questions - Answer the questions...*Re-read parts of the passage to find the answers to the questions. *Eliminate answer choices.
- Prove Your Answers - SHOW YOUR WORK- Mark with your pencil OR highlight the part of the passage where you found the answer. *Use REASONING when selecting an answer (DO NOT GUESS!!).