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5th Grade--First Day
5th Grade--First Day
5th Grade--First Day
5th Grade--First Day
5th Grade--First Day
5th Grade--First Day
5th Grade--First Day
5th Grade--First Day
5th Grade--First Day
5th Grade--First Day
5th Grade--First Day
5th Grade--First Day
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  • 1. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 August 16, 2012 Agenda: • 5th Grade Syllabus > Spelling & Vocab, Literature, Writing, Grammar > Schedule, Homework Expectations, Late Work > Materials, Classroom Expectations • Binder Set Up/Labeling Supplies • Language Arts Blog • Spelling Pre‐Test, Grade & List • Vocab Homework Introduction Homework: • Unit 1 Spelling Post Test, August 23rd • Vocab pgs. 15‐16 due Thursday, August 23rd 1
  • 2. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 About Me... Mrs. Weber 5th & 6th Grade Language Arts http://5thand6thlanguagearts.blogspot.com/ Husband: Andy Puppy: Ares (1 year old) My Hobbies... :shopping :reading :running :hanging out with friends :making crafty things :organizing 2
  • 3. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 Spelling & Vocabulary • Sadlier and Oxford Curriculum, 2 weeks per unit  • Differentiated Spelling and Vocabulary Lists • Week 1: Spelling Pre­test/Final Test (Pre­Test Thursday/Final Test the following Thursday)  • Week 2: Vocabulary Pre­test/Vocabulary Writing Assignment (Pre­Test Thursday/Vocab Writing the following Thursday) 3
  • 4. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 Literature     Novel­based:  The Jacket, On My Honor, Night of the Twisters, Bridge to Terabithia, Freak  the Mighty, Hatchet, The Secret of Zoom  Literature Circles: Lit. Circles are a structure for talking about a book with your peers. Students  are in charge of leading discussions. You are responsible for reading the  assigned text before coming to class. For every Lit. Circle, you also must come  prepared with a reading log. Your reading log will contain at least three  (thinking) questions to discuss with your group, as well as any of the following:  connections, opinions, criticisms, advice, vocabulary, and/or illustrations.  4
  • 5. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 Independent Reading > The Independent Reading Log will consist of reading 30 minutes per  night, or 3 hours per week.  > You may include any classroom novels we read, magazines, comics, and  any other outside novels.  > You will create and assemble a Log Book for one outside novel by the  end of the quarter.  > Independent Reading Sheets will be due every other week. In addition,  you will be required to turn in one part of your Log Book with your bi­ weekly Independent Reading Sheet as a checkpoint.  5
  • 6. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 Writing • 6+1 Traits  • Novel­based writing: Night of the Twisters, Hatchet • Research writing: Biography; Science Fair  • Vocabulary writing  6
  • 7. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 Grammar • 5th Grade: Macmillian McGraw­Hill   • Grammar lessons and homework will generally be done in class.  • We’ll work through a lesson together, do example problems, and  you’ll practice a few on your own. We will have a test at the end of  each unit. You can expect a Study Guide and review before each test. • 7
  • 8. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 Language Arts Schedule • Block Scheduling: 2 (80 minute) blocked classes per week, 3  (40 minute) half blocks • Blocked classes will generally consist of Grammar (20  minutes), Spelling & Vocabulary (20 minutes), and Literature  (40 minutes) • Half blocks will generally be Writers’ Workshop 8
  • 9. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 Homework Expectations • Grammar work will mainly be done in class in order to assess student  comprehension. Few outside grammar assignments will be given. • You should be reading every night. This could include our current class novel  and/or your independent reading selection. • Generally, writing (including a majority of the writing process) will be done in  class. (This doesn’t mean you will never have writing homework!) Late Work • If you do not have the assignment completed, it will be counted late and 20% will  be taken off of your grade.  It will be the student’s responsibility to get the late  work turned in or they could lose their privilege of going to recess for that day and  will come work with me during Seminar.  9
  • 10. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 Materials • Fabulous Five—Pencils, Textbooks, Materials, Planner, Assignment  • Language Arts Binder Every day (blocked or half­blocked classes) you will need to have your Language  Arts binder with you. We will set up your binders together in class. Be sure to  always have extra loose leaf paper! Classroom Expectations • Wanted: Students who are engaged in their learning.  • Wanted: Students who come to class prepared to learn.  • Wanted: Students who are willing to work cooperatively with others.  • Wanted: Students who give their best effort.  • Wanted: Students who are respectful to others and their school.  • Wanted: Students who trust God and rely on Him.  10
  • 11. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 Binder Set-Up & Labeling Supplies • Language Arts Binder­­ >5 Tabs: Spelling & Vocabulary, Grammar, Writing, 6 Trait Notes,  Literature  >Loose leaf Paper >Everything goes in here!  • Vocabulary Book­­ >Label!  11
  • 12. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 Language Arts Blog 5th & 6th Language Arts Blog  Homework Page 5th Grade Homework Page  12
  • 13. 5th First Day 12.notebook August 17, 2012 Spelling & Vocabulary • Pre­Test, Unit 1 • Grade • Make Unit 1 Word List > Final Test Thursday, August 23rd > Vocabulary Workbook due Thursday, August 23rd  • Vocabulary Homework Introduction  13
  • 14. Attachments 5th & 6th Language Arts Blog  5th Grade Homework Page 

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