Language Arts and History Presentation 5th grade
ScheduleIn order to accommodate many subjects and a shortperiod of time, we will follow a schedule inLanguage Arts.● Monday: Vocabulary● Tuesday: Grammar● Wednesday - Friday: Reading
Mondays: VocabularyVocabulary days work on a two week schedule. Week A● Take the quiz on the previous unit.● Work on word boxes for new unit.● Homework: Finish word boxes before next MondayQ: What are word boxes?A: Word boxes are a way to visually and literally interpret new words so that students can make sense of what they are learning.
Mondays: Vocabulary Definition: Sentence This is a sentence ● Word Boxes are written This can be in they create. It can their own wordsabout 5 words from each or directly from not be from theunit. The students pick the book. book.the 5 words they findmost difficult. WORD Synonym/Antonym: ● I tell the students that if Picture/ Symbol: These can be directlythey define the word on This is a visual from the book. representation oftheir own, it should be the word.marked as a difficult word.
Mondays: VocabularyVocabulary days work on a two week schedule. Week B:● Share word boxes● Play vocabulary game● Begin working on unit pages● Homework: Finish unit pages by Friday
Monday: VocabularyVocabulary Words are put on Quizlet each week.You can access the practice tests and games bygoing to my teacher website.● Look at the tool bar on the right side of the page.● Scroll down to the bottom● Choose LA vocabulary unit ___ quizlet.
Tuesday: Grammar● Students hear a 10 minutes mini-lesson about a specific topic (right now we are covering commas).● Reinforcement of topic is done through: 1. Workbook pages 2. Multi-sensory games● Tests and quizzes come at the end of a unit and will always be on Tuesdays.
Wednesday- Friday: Reading What Does Reading Class Look Like?● Students hear a mini-lesson correlating with the unit currently being studied.● I model for them what I want them to do.● Students practice the strategy independently or in partners while reading from an independent book or from our class book.Q: What am I doing while they are reading?A: I spend this time gathering precious data on your childrensreading habits, strengths, and needs. I use the data I collect todesign other units of study and to differentiate instruction so thatI can best meet the needs of each child.
Language Arts AssignmentsThe main assessments I use are:● Writing done about Reading● Reading Logs● Projects/Tests at the end of a class book.● Vocabulary Units pages● Vocabulary quizzes/tests● Grammar pages● Grammar quizzes/tests
Language Arts AssignmentsThe students will also receive a participationgrade for Class work and a Participation gradefor Homework based solely on:● completion of tasks● effort made to participate in discussions● quality of work (was their best attempt made)
WritingWriting Class meets once a week on Wednesdays. I use aworkshop format which allows for most of our time to be spentwriting and conferencing.● 10 minute mini-lesson● 30 minutes to write● 5 minutes to share writing with the classHomework:● Completing the writing started in class● Online lessons will occasionally be assigned
Writing Conferences● I meet with individual children or small groups of children to read and discuss the writing project. I give suggestions, but the children are solely responsible for any changes they make (or do not make).● Because our time is so limited, students can contact me to make an appointment before or after school to have a one on one conference. Students can also email me a rough draft to look over and comment on.
Writing GradesA rubric will be used to grade assignments.● based on lessons taught● follows the ERB grading standard (a 6 point scale)We will complete about 3 writing projects pertrimester.
HistoryA multi-media approach is used in History Class. ● Videos ● digital storytelling All interactive ● webcasts resources used in ● virtual field trips class can be found ● Quizlet on my website. Students will be given a packet for each unit. ● All assignments and notes can be found in this packet. ● Tests, quizzes, and textbook pages will be written on the front page of the packet.
History GradesEach unit will have:● Vocabulary test at the end of the unit● Classwork grades● Quiz at midway points● Test/ Project Study aides for tests and quizzes can be found on my website:Additional Grades ● quizlet● Participation ● interactive● Homework grade websites ● video tutorials