Language Arts Fifth Grade...Spring 2019!
In fifth grade Basic Skills Language Arts, we are preparing for the upcoming PARCC test, with a focus on writing Opinion Pieces, (Persuasive Essays), and responding in writing to expository text questions! We have also been working on identifying figurative language within writing, including: metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, and alliteration.
We will continue to read fiction based, and expository literature, with a focus on fluency techniques, including chunking words and reading aloud. We place emphasis on comprehension of text, and attaining new vocabulary, with a focus on connotation, denotation, synonym, antonym, word forms, parts of speech, and etymology. Additionally, we practice comprehension and recall of important elements of fiction, including: characterization, setting, plot and theme.
Most recently, we worked on compare and contrast responses to literature, as well as inference skills, and using maps and graphs to gain insight and information.
Continue to enjoy reading aloud at home at night! Here are some questioning techniques that you can use with your child as you read aloud at night...
What was your favorite part of the story/ book? Why?
Who was your favorite character? Why?
What was the most interesting thing you learned in the story/book?
Why do you think the author wrote the book?
If you could change one thing in the book, what would it be?