5th Grade ELA
Week of October 22-25
*A REMINDER THAT PARENT /TEACHER CONFERENCES ARE ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT FROM 5-8P.M. MY CONFERENCES ARE ON A FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE IN ROOM 204.

Reading:  We are studying Greek and Latin roots such as bio=life and cycle=circle.  We will be doing various activities throughout the week on root words and their meaning.

Language Arts:  We will be studying the singular and plural possessive nouns.  A singular possessive noun would be Sharon's dress.  A plural possessive noun would be birds' nests. 

Writing:  Students are working on the four types of opinion writing and they will be creating an opinion advertisement. 

Novels:  We will be reading chapters 10-12 and answering comprehension questions. 

Week of October 15-18
Reading:  We will be going over new vocabulary: breakthrough, captivated, claimed, devices, enthusiastically, envisioned, passionate, patents.  Our comprehension focus skill will be on sequence of events (what happened first, second, third, etc...)

Language Arts:  More plural nouns and collective nouns.  Changing plural nouns ending in 'f' or 'fe' changing the 'f' to 'v' and add 'es'.  Collective nouns can either be singular or plural such as flock, swarm pack, etc..

Writing:  We had a bit of a set back for writing this past week, so this week we will complete our rough drafts and peer edits.  Our final drafts will be completed the following week and will go on second quarter report cards.

Novel Study:  Continuing with "The Witches" chapters 6-8.