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Mrs.  Katie  Hayles
5th Language Arts & Social Studies
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This Week... 

**January 22-26

-See Plans from January 8-12

**January 19 (out Monday for MLK, and Tuesday-Thursday for SNOW) See Plans below.

**January 8-12

Reading: Students will be looking closely at different TEXT STRUCTURES this week!

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Writing: We will begin our new unit on OPINION WRITING. We will read over some very interesting articles to help us come up with our own opinions to encorporate in our own writing. Students will use transitional words and phrases in their own writing.

 

 

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Social Studies: Civil War unit

 

 

**January 4-5                WELCOME BACK!

Reading: We will be reviewing classroom and school procedures. Skills covered from last semester will be reviewed as well.

 

Writing: Students will go over the Case 21 Writing Prompt that was given before our break. We will discuss how our writing should look together as a class and in small groups.

 

Social Studies: Students are going to be introduced to our Civil War unit.

 

**December 4-8

*CASE 21 will be this TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY

Please get plenty of rest!!

Social Studies: We are focusing on early American exploreres.

Being a Writer: We will be editing our fiction pieces.

Making Meaning: Chapters 11-25 of Wish

We will be discussing Figurative Language, point of view, and comparing characters

*FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE and WISH chapters 11-25 this FRIDAY

(simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia)

*VOCABULARY TEST THIS FRIDAY

fiery          cashmere

majorette   umpteenth

yammer       gumption

rattletrap    liable

tromp          niggle

 

**November 27-December 1

Social Studies: We are continuing our unit on early American explorers.

Being a Writer: Students will choose a fiction writing piece to take through the writing process.

Making Meaning: We are beginning a new book, Wish, by Barbara O'Conner. We will be focusing on figurative language, character traits, and grammar over the next three weeks. Students will have pop quizzes throughout our readings and reading response assignments as well.

Vocabulary Test THIS FRIDAY (12/1) over the following words:

harbor                 thoughtless

picturesque            thoughtful

peculiar                desert/deserter

conspicuous            motionless

suit                    reverie

spectacle              fanciful

 

 

**November 6-10

Social Studies: Our field trip is this Wednesday! We will be making totem poles and writing narratives about certain tribes this week.

 

Being a Writer: We will continue our unit on Fiction. Students will continue to hear, discuss, and draft fiction pieces.

 

Making Meaning: We will be reading poetry and making inferences as we read.

**Vocabulary Test THIS FRIDAY (11/10) on the following words: contented                            exert

uneasy                                dab

soothe                                rustle

envious                               clank

emerge                               heave

reliable                               budge

 

**10/30-11/3

Social Studies: We will be hearing and discussing myths, fables, and legends. 

Being a Writer: Students will continue learning how to incorporate story elements in their own fiction stories.

Making Meaning: Unit 5 starts this week and we will be focusing on inferences. Students will be making inferences as we read The Van Gogh Cafe.

***Vocabulary Test will be 11/10 over the following words:

contented

uneasy

soothe

envious

emerge

reliable

**10/23-10/27

Social Studies: We will be learning about the Kwakiutl, Pawnee, and the Seminole tribes this week. Students will complete three for each tribe for a grade.

Being a Writer: Students will continue hearing and discussing Fiction stories. They will practice generating their own fiction stories that include story elements.

Making Meaning: We will continue reading Tuck Everlasting and learning about Story Elements.

****Vocabulary Test will be on 10/27 over the following words:

tranquil                  scour

contemplate             helter-skelter

meager                  loll

grimace                 luxurious

stroll                   thrust

battered                hunch

 

**10/16-10/20

Social Studies: We will be learning about the Inuit, Hopi, and Nez Perce tribes this week. Students will complete 3 foldables for each tribe for a grade.

 

 

Making Meaning: We will continue reading the novelTuck Everlasting. Students will continue learning about the elements of fiction.

****Vocabulary Words are given each week. Vocabulary tests are given every other week over two weeks of Vocabulary Words. These words are written in the vocabulary section of their Making Meaning notebooks.

Our VOCABULARY TEST has been moved to 10/20 over the following words:

 

devour                       tranquil

 

dignified                    contemplate

 

thunderous                   meager

 

scarce                       grimace

 

blunt                          stroll 

 

widespread                   battered

 

 

Being A Writer: Students will begin the unit on Fiction writing. We will hear fiction stories and practice writing our own which will include story elements.

 

 

 

 

**9/25-9/29

 

Social Studies:

 

-The United States: SOUTHWEST Region (Test Friday, 9/29)

 

Our Native American Unit is coming up soon and we need our students to be able to understand where in our country each tribe was located.

 

Making Meaning

 

-Students are reviewing text features in Expository Nonfiction texts and using them for comprehension strategies as well. We also added QUESTIONING to our Comprehension Strategy list this week. We will continue to incorporate these strategies in our reading this week.

 

 

 

****Vocabulary Words are given each week. Vocabulary tests are given every other week over two weeks of Vocabulary Words. These words are written in the vocabulary section of their Making Meaning notebooks.

 

*Our next test is on 10/13 over the following words:

 

9/25 words           10/2 words   

 

devour                  tranquil

 

dignified                contemplate

 

thunderous                meager

 

scarce                    grimace

 

blunt                       stroll

 

widespread               battered

 

**10/2-10/6

Social Studies: We are beginning our Native American Unit this week! Students will get an overview of the regions where all of the tribes were from.

 

Making Meaning: We will have our Unit 3 Assessment on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday we will begin reading the book, Tuck Everlasting. Students will learn important elements of fiction and we will be adding to our list of comprehension strategies.

Our VOCABULARY TEST has been moved to 10/13 over the following words:

devour                       tranquil

dignified                    contemplate

thunderous                   meager

scarce                       grimace

blunt                          stroll 

widespread                   battered

Being A Writer:

Students will select one of their Personal Narratives to revise and publish over the next two weeks.

 

 

 

 

**9/25-9/29

Social Studies:

-The United States: SOUTHWEST Region (Test Friday, 9/29)

Our Native American Unit is coming up soon and we need our students to be able to understand where in our country each tribe was located.

Making Meaning

-Students are reviewing text features in Expository Nonfiction texts and using them for comprehension strategies as well. We also added QUESTIONING to our Comprehension Strategy list this week. We will continue to incorporate these strategies in our reading this week.

 

****Vocabulary Words are given each week. Vocabulary tests are given every other week over two weeks of Vocabulary Words. These words are written in the vocabulary section of their Making Meaning notebooks.

*Our next test is on 10/20 over the following words:

9/25 words           10/2 words   

devour                  tranquil

dignified                contemplate

thunderous                meager

scarce                    grimace

blunt                       stroll

widespread               battered

 

 

Being A Writer:   We are now studying PERSONAL NARRATIVES. Students will identify significant single events or topics from their lives and write about them in detail. They will learn to focus on the most important parts of the events they are describing, use sensory details, use verb tenses in a consistant way, and write engaging openings and endings that draw a story's events to a close.