All students are expected to read at least 30 minutes a night, fill out their reading log, and show evidence of their thinking nightly. Nightly responses can be recorded using post-it notes, reader response journal, or using an audio recording device. Notes will be used to complete a full response once a week. Students will study a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Workshop class time consists of a teacher-led mini-lesson, independent reading time with a teacher conference, as well as share time with a reading partner.
Daily materials needed for Reader's Workshop:
- Post-it notes
- Yellow reader response journal
- Yellow reading folder
- Reading binder
- Reading log
- Independent reading book
All students will explore a variety of writing modes this year, including Narrative, Essay, Informational, Poetry, and Fantasy. Students will keep a writer's notebook to generate their ideas and develop writing pieces to be published. Workshop class time consists of a teacher-led mini-lesson, independent writing time with a teacher conference, as well as share time with a writing partner.
Daily materials needed for Writer's Workshop:
- Writer's notebook
- Black writing folder with writing tips packet
- Pencils/writing pen
Students will be placed in Word Study groups based on a spelling inventory. Students will work to sort their words based on patterns over two weeks. Work will be completed in class and at home, with a spelling test every other week.
Students will also work on weekly vocabulary. This word study work will be completed in class.