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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.
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  • Please make sure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes EVERY evening. 

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Vocabulary Words

  • abduct

    abnormal

    absorb

    abstain

    difference

    disable

    disarray

    diverse

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