• Fifth Grade ELA is filled with reading and writing for authentic purposes.

    In Reading students will learn to:

    • Read informational and fiction texts of increasing complexity
    • Materials from the Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts program will be used.
      • Unit 1 - Personal Narratives
      • Unit 2 - Early American Civilizations: Maya, Aztec, and Inca
      • Unit 3 - Poet's Journal
      • Unit 4 - Adventures of Don Quixote
      • Unit 5 - The Renaissance
      • Unit 6 - The Reformation
      • Unit 7 - Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
      • Unit 8 - Native Americans
      • Unit 9 - Chemical Matter
    • The students will also read self-selected books and a variety of supplemental texts that are related by theme or to science and social studies content.

    In Writing students will learn to write:

    • Argumentative/persuasive pieces
    • Informational/explanatory pieces
    • Narratives
    • Our overarching focus will be learning to support clear topic statements with facts and explanations. Students will learn many ways to elaborate and how to add to the complexity of their sentences.