I don't know about you but I am crazy excited to be back at school and I'm really looking forward to helping this 5th grade group be as successful as possible! So far, we've had an awesome start to the year. We've co-constructed our class goals and expectations, we've chosen our lucky first couple of books to read, and we're learning the ins-and-outs of our routines.
The next couple of weeks will see us exploring the different genres of literature and analyzing the characteristics of each. For example, what makes science fiction different from fantasy? In our writer workshop, we'll be focusing on how to respond to and talk about our reading by writing reader responses and also book reviews.
Below I am attaching a copy of our class syllabus, which includes our goals, weekly schedule, and homework policy. Please remember to check the website regularly for curriculum updates and important announcements.
Neighborhood 5th Grade English Language Arts