5th Grade ELAVoice Mail (908)735-8512 ext. 130
You can reach me most easily via emailHomeworkMonday 1/9: Read 20 min; Membean 15 min. session, quiz ThursdayTuesday 1/10: Read 20 min; Membean 15 min. session, quiz ThursdayWednesday 1/11: Membean 15 min session; Read 20 min, quiz tomorrowThursday 1/12: Read 20 min; Pep Rally tomorrowFriday 1/13: NoneHistorical Fiction Book ClubsStudents will select a historical fiction book they are interested in reading and participate in book clubs during class.One Book, One School
Three different kids.
One mission in common: ESCAPE.
Josef is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world…
Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety and freedom in America…
Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe…
All three young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers–from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end.ReadingStudents are responsible for an independent reading book of their choice. 5th graders participate in the 30 Book Challenge. The 30 Book Challenge is a personal CHALLENGE. It is not a class grade. It is not a mandatory program. It is not meant to deflate student achievement. It is merely meant to push students, teachers, and families to embrace a culture of reading, to explore all genres, and to push beyond our comfort zones. The challenge is laid out below:Realistic Fiction – 2 Historical Fiction – 2 Mystery/Ghost Stories – 2 Traditional Literature – 2 Fantasy – 2 Science Fiction – 2 Informational Text – 2 Biography/Autobiography/Memoir - 2 Book of Poetry – 2 FREE CHOICE - 12Writing5th grade will focus on writing:Narratives, Expository, ArgumentativeVocabularyStudents will practice vocabulary at their own pace using Membean. Students are responsible for "training" in three 15 minute sessions during a vocabulary week. After two weeks of training there will be a quiz to track progress.