5th Grade Reading and Writing Curriculum

  • Reader's Workshop

    • Instruction focuses on both student text at their "just right" reading level and shared text
    • Students interact with text by making predictions, connections, wonderings
    • Students will have approximately 20 minutes of daily independent reading time at school


    Writer's Workshop Units of Study

    • Personal Narrative- Students write stories based on their own personal experiences. 
    • Essay Writing
      • Literary Essay- Students write essays based on short stories they have read
      • Informational Essay- Students write an informational essay based on a topic in history they know well
      • Argument Essay- Students form an opinion and write an organized essay supporting their opinion
    • Fantasy