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SPELLING STORYTOWN SPELLING PROGRAM WEEKLY PRE AND POST TESTS HOMEWORK MON. – THURS. “Spelling Menu” Homework Design FINAL GRADE: Weekly tests, accuracy on written assignments/reading journal, performance in Word Work
StoryTown and JGB Program CSI: COMPREHENSION STRATEGY INSTRUCTION Teach and reinforce skills related to reading instruction (i.e. comparing, summarizing, etc.) Students will use anthology stories, books, short stories, and informational text READING
100 Most Misspelled Words OTHER WORD WORK: FOCUS ON VOCABULARY, WORKING WITH SPELLING WORDS, USING WORD WALL Nifty Thrifty Fifty
WRITTEN COMPOSITIONWith Mrs. Thompson Emphasis on: Language mechanics, parts of speech, writing process and application, paragraph and composition format, poetry, figurative language, language review and paragraph editing Starting with Touchtone Texts Unit to analyze the author’s craft. Students write about topics that interest them.
HANDWRITING Gradual immersion in class handwriting practice with emphasis on: Cursive letter connections, formations and neatness
Reference Book, Journal, and Study Link Homework: Daily Monday-Thursday Daily review routine of math facts Daily questioning forum with student/student problem solving Skills: Number Theory, Estimation and Computation, Geometry, Division, Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Exponents and Negative Numbers, Fractions and Ratios, Coordinates, Area, Volume and Capacity, Algebra, Volume, and Probability Extension using Games, Activities, and Projects MATHEMATICS EVERYDAY MATHEMATICS
Environmental Issues Astronomy and Weather Energy Around Us Elements of Life Family Life SCIENCE (With Mr. Daddario)
Expect nightly homework in Spelling, Math, and ReadingHomework planner checked daily Monday Folders
COMMUNICATION Homework Planner Teacher/Parent Notes E-MAIL: Brett.Daddario@hcps.org Online: www.edline.net Expect nightly updates about HW, Spelling Lists, Math Study Guides, etc.
Mr. D’s MVP’s Reward Based System Homework Passes or Extra Credit We decided our awards as a class Class Discussions CLS based discussions Your child has a say in their education! Warning, Notes home (from student), phone calls home Behavior Plan
In fifth grade, we will stress with students the importance of personal responsibility, independence, and working to the best of his/her ability. Students are expected to write their homework down on their homework notepad each day, complete nightly homework and projects by their assigned due date, and seek assistance when necessary. STUDENT EXPECTATIONS