Fifth Grade READING

SEBASTIAN CHARTER JUNIOR HIGH

FIFTH GRADE READING, LANGUAGE ARTS, WRITING, SPELLING

COURSE OUTLINE  2014-15

MR. SCHMIDT INSTRUCTOR

TEXTS:  We the People, The Citizen and the Constitution

                Harcourt Science Readings

                Selected Novels

                Multiple Research readings

                Selected Poetry and Prose readings

The COURSE ORGANIZER gives a general overview of the course standards, questions, and sequence of concepts for the academic year.

The fifth grade Reading, L. Arts, Writing, and Spelling course is a multi-disciplinary approach to this broad area of work.  Our main reading material is taken from Social Studies (We the People) which focuses on the constitution as well as readings from Science.  Spelling words are gleaned from the Social Studies at present.  The writing component is a synthesis of handwriting practice, composition, research skills, and grade appropriate conventions (spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and sentence formation.)  General language arts skills will encompass the strategies of sentence writing, graphic organizers, and concept mastery.