Reading class will consist of weekly Open Court stories that are sorted into themes. Our first theme is Cooperation and Competition. Although most students have developed their reading skills by grade 5, it is important to practice reading daily - in and out of class. In class reading will require students to reflect upon the selection, link it to their life, and analyze characters' motives. At home reading should include choice reading based on students' interests and reading level. I suggest a minimum of 20 minutes per night reading an AR (Accelerated Reader) novel. Additionally, I encourage students to explore reading newspapers and magazines as these expose students to various non-fiction stories.
Homework: For reading, students can expect to complete weekly vocabulary assignments. One sheet will be started in class on Monday, and another on Tuesday or Wednesday. They will be due on Thursday with a quiz on Friday. Students should also study reading notes and prepare for the weekly vocabulary and reading comprehension test.
Current Theme: Going West
April 8 - "Old Yeller and the Bear"
April 15 - "Bill Pickett: Rodeo Ridin'"
April 22 - "McBroom the Rainmaker"
Upcoming Theme: Journeys & Quests
April 29 - "The Story of the Jumping Mouse"
May 6 - "Trapped by the Ice"
May 13 - "Apollo 11: First Moon Landing"
May 20 - "When Shimiel Went to Warsaw"
May 28 - "The Search"
June 3 - "Alberic the Wise"
Resources: Click on the story below to listen to an audio version:
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