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  • Writing Workshop

    Units of Study

    • Launching: How Writers Work - Narrative Writing
    • Grammar (infused throughout the year)
    • Essay Writing
      • argumentative
      • informative
    • Writing within Science and Social Studies Units
    • Independent Writing Projects

     The Writing Process

    • Immersion
    • Generating Ideas
    • Selecting an idea
    • Developing an idea
    • Drafting
    • Revising
    • Editing
    • Publishing

     

    Reading Workshop

    Structure

    • Read Aloud
    • Mini-lessons
    • Guided Reading Groups
    • Conferences
    • Book Clubs/Literature Circles
    • Independent Reading Time

    Units of Study

    • Fiction
    • Nonfiction
    • Poetry
    • Content reading (social studies)

     

    Everyday Math

    • Resources
      • Math Journal: Volumes 1 & 2
      • Student Reference Book – Hard cover and online
      • Math Games – online and in class
    • Homework: Home Links, Family Letters, 
    • Enrichment opportunities
    • Assessments
      • Pre-tests
      • Unit review packets
    •  Work on mastering math facts
      • Achieved by constant reinforcement
      • Quizzes, math sheets, flash cards, support from home

    Units of Study

    1. Area and Volume
    2. Whole Number Place Value and Operations
    3. Fraction Concepts, Addition and Subtraction
    4. Decimal Concepts; Coordinate Grids
    5. Operations with Fractions
    6. Investigations in Measurement; Decimal Multiplication and Division
    7. Multiplication of Mixed Numbers; Geometry; Graphs
    8. Applications of Measurement, Computation, and Graphing

     

    Science

     Units of Study

    • Structures and Properties of Matter
    • Physical and Chemical Changes
    • Plant and Animal Needs
    • Matter in Ecosystems
    • Interactions of Earth's Major Systems
    • The Solar System and Beyond

     

    Social Studies

    Units of Study

    • Westward Expansion
    • Civil War
    • Civil Rights