Reading: Students in 5th grade will experience a balance of literature and informational texts in the context of instruction designed to create opportunities for children to engage with a variety of topics and texts, and have discussions about texts that support language development and knowledge building.
Writing: Students in 5th grade will develop their writing skills, and will use a variety of strategies to plan, revise, and strengthen their writing as they work independently and collaboratively with adults and peers to produce texts, and to learn about and develop oral language-written language and reading-writing connections. Students will write for multiple purposes (to entertain, to explain, to persuade) and learn about various tools (print and digital) to produce, share, and publish writing. In all writing tasks, students will learn to use and to adjust language to best communicate ideas, content, and the message to the readers.
Becoming a Close Reader and Writing to Learn
Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others
Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions
Gathering Evidence and Speaking to Others
Stories of Human Rights
Biodiversity in Rainforests of the Western Hemisphere
Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture
Women's Rights in the US