Students will refine vocabulary through knowledge of prefixes, suffixes, context clues, and stems. Students will explore fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and reference texts to determine plot development, author’s word choice, tone, and figurative language. The learners will engage with the text by making predictions, formulating questions, and supporting answers from the text. (Any Student who takes this course must be an independent reader).
Textbooks: Reading Comprehension in Varied Subject Matter (Book 3) Jane Ervin – EPS Books (0838806023)
Daily Warm-ups Language Skills Grade 5 by Mary Rosenberg– Teacher Created Resources (978-1-4206-3995-7). (Product ID on Teacher Created Resources website: TCR3995)
Books: Sound the Jubilee by Sandra Forrester (0140379304)
From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by EL Konigsberg (9780689711817)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (978-0-7636-8090-9)
Supplies: 3-subject notebook, four 2- pocket folders with 3 prongs, sticky notes, pocket dictionary (any student edition)