Daily 5 Choices
Read to Self
The best way to become a better reader is to practice each day, with books you choose, on your just-right reading level. It soon becomes a habit.
Read to Someone
Reading to someone allows for more time to practice strategies, helping you work on fluency and expression, check for understanding, hear your own voice, and share in the learning community.
Work on Writing
Just like reading, the best way to become a better writer is to practice every day.
Listen to Reading
We hear examples of good literature and fluent reading. We learn more words, thus expanding our vocabulary and become better readers.
Correct spelling allows for more fluent writing, thus speeding up the ability to write and get thinking down on paper. This is an essential foundation for writers.
Students will work in small groups and individually on a variety of activities to reinforce the topics covered each week. Please see your child’s agenda for daily lessons. This information is written on the whiteboard in class, and students are expected to write this information in their agendas.
Topics we will cover this year:
- Informative and Explanatory texts
- Text Structure
- Author’s Purpose
- Point of View
- Fact and Opinion
- Argument in texts
- Main Ideas
Writing assignments will be integrated in language arts, science, and social studies.