Below are brief summaries of each of the units your 5th grader is participating in!


    Reading: Launching the Workshop Through Character Study  
    In this unit, there will be a focus on setting up the Reading Workshop while examining characters in literature. Students will be able to establish, reflect on and revise ongoing goals to improve reading behaviors and deepen their thinking. Students will write about character change, motivation, actions, and relationships in response to their reading.
    Writing: Personal Narrative and the Writing Process 
     In this unit there will be a focus on setting up the Writing Workshop while crafting a memoir using the qualities of good writing and techniques from mentor authors. A memoir is a narrative composed from a personal experience that focuses on the significance of the relationship between the writer and another individual (or thing) and is supported by memories of specific experiences.
    Science: Scientific Method and Engineering Design
    In this unit, students will learn the skills, processes, practices needed to create and perform experiments. Students will be able to replicate results of the experiments they designed. Students will also apply the steps of the engineering design process to create solutions to problems.


Last Modified on September 3, 2019