On to Fifth Grade

A few weeks ago I shared what we did for D’s fourth grade year and mentioned some of what we were doing next year, but here is our actual “official” fifth grade plan including our goals.  Is is basically just Language Arts, Math, Spanish and Typing, but as you can see, it is still a lot because included in Language Arts are: Spelling, Vocabulary, Literature, Writing, Grammar and Punctuation. D will be in public school for Science, Social Studies and “specials.”

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Diego 5th Grade Plan and Goals

Subject Area

Learning Goals:

Materials/Methods:

Spelling

Decode unfamiliar multi-syllable wordsRecognize misspelled words and correct in writing Spelling Box (box with index cards of words spelled incorrectly)Seeing Stars WorkbookSeeing Stars Flashcards (I make these)

Vocabulary

Identify unknown words in readingFind meaning of unknown words through context/word roots and affixes Vocabulary BoxVocabulary Exercises in Novel Discussion GuidesRed Hot Root Words Workbook

Literature

Engage with text through visualizingIdentify literary elements: plot, subplot, characters, setting, themeIdentify rising action and falling action/resolutionIdentify point of view in narrative (e.g. first person)Understand figurative languageIdentify types/purpose: fiction/nonfiction narrative, persuasive, expositoryPoetry: identify types of poems and their meaning Visualizing and Verbalizing Workbook7 Novels (below) with vocabulary and comprehension guidesSpectrum Reading Workbook10 Poems

Writing

Organize and write independently:Persuasive: Five Paragraph EssayResponse to literature (paragraph and essay)Narrative (Fiction/Non-Fiction)Edit own writing for better style, punctuation, grammar, spellingWrite research report in steps with guidance SWI-A (Finish)Medieval History Writing Lessons

Language Arts

Review Parts of Speech/Grammar- identify incorrect and correct in writingReview punctuation rules (esp. comma use, quotation marks, capitalization) and correct in writing Spectrum Language Arts Workbook Daily Paragraph Corrections

Math

Review previous learned skillsFractionsDecimals Finish Math U See EpsilonDo Math U See Zeta

Spanish

Learn correct conjugation of ser, estar, ir, and regular -ar verbsIncrease dialog in SpanishIncrease vocabulary in Spanish Weekly paragraph assignmentsDaily dialog practiceSpanish Workbook

Keyboarding

Place hands correctly on the keyboardBecome more familiar with the location of the keys on the keyboard Dance Mat TypingOther keyboarding games

Novels for 5th Grade

 

GRADE LEVEL

LEXILE

GUIDED READING

DRA

PAGES

INTEREST

Double Fudge

4.5

450L

R

40

213

3-5

A Wrinkle in Time

4.7

740L

W

60

232

6-8

The Outsiders

5.1

750L

Z

70

192

6-8

Johnny Tremain

5.3

840L

Z

70

320

6-8

Esperanza Rising

5.5

750L

V

50

262

6-8

Island of the Blue Dolphins

5.5

1000

V

184

6-8

Tuck Everlasting

5.9

720L

V

50

160

3-5

Weekly Schedule D 5th Grade (For those of you who think we are crazy, we do what works for us.  Fifteen minutes every day is usually more effective FOR US than 40 minutes twice a week.  That is just what we have found for our particular situation.)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Math

DVD/Page A Page B/C Page D/E Page F Unit Test

Language Arts

Daily Paragraph
2 pgs Workbook
Daily Paragraph Daily Paragraph
2 pgs Workbook
Daily Paragraph Daily Paragraph

Spelling

Spelling Box
Flashcards
Spelling Box
1 pg Seeing Stars
Spelling Box
1 pg Seeing Stars
Spelling Box
Flashcards
Spelling Box
1 pg Seeing Stars

Spanish

Spanish Box
Verb Practice
Spanish Box
2 pgs Workbook
Spanish Box
Paragraph
Spanish Box
Verb Practice
Spanish Box
2 pgs Workbook

Writing

IEW assignment IEW assignment IEW assignment IEW assignment IEW assignment

Literature

V/V Workbook Literature Cycle Literature Cycle Literature Cycle Literature Cycle

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Box Vocabulary Box
Workbook
Vocabulary Box Vocabulary BoxWorkbook Vocabulary Box

36 Weeks

Writing (IEW assignments):Aug through Nov: SWI-ADay 1: DVD (if needed) and KW OutlineDay 2: DraftDay 3: FinalDec through June:Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons(22 lessons, one per week) Literature Cycle (Tues through Fri):Week 1&2: Novel with activitiesWeek 3&4: 2 short story passages/dayWeek 5: Other assignments (poetry, short books, others)

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