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Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year students and families. I am so excited to see all that is in store for us this year as we learn and grow together. I am your child's ELA teacher and I am looking forward to getting to know you all.
I will be communicating through this page, emails, and through the REMIND app. If you have not signed up for notifications yet, please do so.

Important Dates

Friday, October 6 - Teacher Institute Day - No school 

Monday, October 9 - Holiday; No school 

Tuesday, October 17 - Jim Basketball Jones Assembly 

Friday, October 20 - Popsicle sale at lunch for $1

Week of Monday, October 23 - Book Fair 

Thursday, October 26 - Literacy Night 5:30 - 7:00

Friday, October 27 - Popsicle sale at lunch for $1

Tuesday, October 31 - Fall parties 11:00 - 12:00; Early dismissal at 12:05

Friday, November 3 - End of Quarter 1

Quarter 1

Essential Question: What does it mean to adapt?

Novel: Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Word Study:  During Word Study, we will be using word inquiry to increase our vocabulary and spelling skills. We will be learning about Greek and Latin roots along with word parts.
Sentence Study: We will be using mentor text from our quarterly novels to identify parts of speech, types of sentences, and figurative language. 
Writing: Personal Narratives and Prose Constructed Response (PCR): continuing a story, rewriting part of a story from a different character's point of view 
  • L 5.2 – I can demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Reading Literature Standards:
  • RL 5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • RL 5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
  • RL 5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, recognizing specific word choices that contribute to meaning and tone. 
  • RL 5.6 Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described
Reading Information Standards:
  • RI 5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. 
  • RI 5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text
  • RI 5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text
  • RI 5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain- specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area