fifth grade welcome

Welcome to 5th Grade!

Standards Learned Throughout the Year

R.5.4 The student will expand vocabulary when reading.
R.5.4.a - Use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases.
R.5.4.b - Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
R.5.4.c - Use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones to determine the meaning of new words.
R.5.4.d - Identify an author’s use of figurative language.
R.5.4.e - Use word-reference materials.
R.5.4.f - Develop and use general and specialized content area vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
R.5.5 - The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, and poetry.
R.5.5.a - Summarize plot events using details from text.
R.5.5.b - Discuss the impact of setting on plot development.
R.5.5.c - Describe character development.
R.5.5.d - Identify theme(s).
R.5.5.e - Explain the resolution of conflict(s).
R.5.5.f - Identify genres.
R.5.5.g - Differentiate between first and third person point-of-view.
R.5.5.h - Differentiate between free verse and rhymed poetry.
R.5.5.i - Explain how an author’s choice of vocabulary contributes to the author’s style.
R.5.5.j - Draw conclusions and make inferences with support from the text.
R.5.5.k - Identify cause and effect relationships.
R.5.5.l - Compare/contrast details in literary and informational nonfiction texts.
R.5.5.m - Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.
R.5.6 - The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.
R.5.6.a - Use text features such as type, headings, and graphics, to predict and categorize information.

R.5.6.b - Skim materials to develop a general overview of content and to locate specific information.
R.5.6.c - Identify the main idea.
R.5.6.d - Summarize supporting details.
R.5.6.e - Identify organizational pattern(s).
R.5.6.f - Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.
R.5.6.g - Locate information from the text to support opinions, inferences, and conclusions.
R.5.6.h - Identify cause and effect relationships.
R.5.6.i - Differentiate between fact and opinion.
R.5.6.j - Compare and contrast details and ideas within and between texts.
R.5.6.k - Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension

For more detailed explanations for the above units, please check out the county guides for 5th grade with more specific objectives, and my pacing guide that I used this year to see when it was taught. THESE DOCUMENTS CAN BE FOUND IN THE PACING GUIDE FOLDER UNDER VIRTUAL RESOURCES TAB TO THE LEFT!

March 23, 2020

 Hi Parents and Students, So it looks like we will not be coming physically to school again this year. I am sure your kids are as sad as we are. I am also sure that you and your kiddos have many questions.
We would love to see our students and parents so we would like to invite you to our Zoom class meeting to discuss our expectations for online learning. We are offering it two separate times tomorrow.
The only thing that needs to be done beforehand is to download the free Zoom App on a device.
Once the app is set up, click the link on here, or in their school emails, or click "join meeting" in the app and type in the 9 digit meeting number.
Hope to see everyone's smiling face tomorrow. We miss them.
Session 1: Jessica Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: CLES 5th grade class meeting Session 1
Time: Mar 24, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 566 924 394
Session 2: Jessica Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: CLES 5th Grade Class Meeting Session 2
Time: Mar 24, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 508 809 338
If you have any questions, email your child's homeroom teacher.
Ms. Hale:
Ms. Trost:
Mrs. Smith: ~5th grade team 

March 20, 2020

Dear Parents,

This site is to be used a resource for you! Updates will continue via our Class Dojo site.  Be on the lookout for updates regarding at home learning starting the week of March 23rd.

There is a Useful links tab that has links to numerous sites for each subject area. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns. I'd be happy to help!  My email is  

                                                               :) Ms. Hale


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