What Are We Learning?
Reading: We begin reading by looking at key ideas and details in literary and informational texts. Students will explore the following skills:
- RL.1.1 & RI.1.1: Students will quote literary text to support what the text says.
- RL.1.1 & RI.1.1: Students will draw inferences from literary and informational texts.
- RL.1.2: Students will use details to determine the theme of a literary text.
- RI.1.2: Students will use key details to determine the main ideas of informational text.
- RL.1.2 & RI.1.2: Students will summarize a literary and informational texts.
- RL.1.3: Students will use specific detail within a literary text to compare and contrast multiple characters, settings, or events.
- RI.1.3: Students will explain the relationships or interactions between multiple individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in historical, scientific, and technical texts using specific information from the texts.
Writing: In writing, we will start with informational/explanatory types of writing. Students will explore the following skills:
- W.1.2: Students will write informational/explanatory texts that introduce and look at a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
- W.2.5: Students will develop and strengthen their writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach with help from their classmates and teachers.
- W.3.9: Students will use evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Language: Students will start their year in language by exploring the following skills:
- L.1.1 & L.1.2: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the conventions of standard English, looking particularly at capitalization, punctuation, conjunctions, prepositions, and verbs in their writing.
- L.3.4: Students will use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases in a 5th grade reading text.