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I am your child’s Reading and Writing Teacher. It has been a pleasure to be a 5th grade teacher for the last 6 years. Our year will be filled with collaborative, rigorous and engaging instruction. I am passionate about teaching and positively influencing the lives of our scholars. Every year I look forward to seeing the academic and social growth of our scholars who will soon leave us. It is so rewarding to see the growth happen in a year’s time! I am motivated and determined to make this another successful year to treasure.
Monthly Homework Calendar
Students should complete homework each night. Homework includes a short reading selection with close reading parts to complete. The reading selection comes from Jorneys Close Reader Workbook. Students should bring this workbook home every evening to be successful with completing their homework. Please see the homework calendar below for the title of the reading selection and close reading part to be completed each night. In addtion to completing a selection in the workbook, students should read their chapter book for at least 20 minutes each night.
Monthly Book Project
Students are responsible for completing a book project each month. Students have the opportunity to choose their own book! Student choice is important. However, they should follow the calendar located in the link below to see if they have to read a fiction or non-fiction text and the type of project. I believe students should be well rounded in their reading, so that is why I have them to read fiction and non-fiction books. Each book should be at least 100 pages. After reading the book, students will either complete a set of book questions or choose a book project to complete according to the calendar. Please click the link below for the full details, including the calendar, book questions, book project options, grading rubric and due dates.