English Language Arts (ELA)
Once your child has completed reading testing in the fall, I will have their Reading Lexile. This reading score helps me monitor their reading and their book selections.
Refer to the link at the bottom of this page to learn more about Lexile.
Fifth grade teachers provide a balanced literacy approach using a Reader’s Workshop model in the classroom. Students enjoy and study rich literature through the use of chapter books, picture books, and various genres.
Readers should gain and interpret meaning from a variety of text. Therefore, students will be introduced to multiple types of print throughout the year (magazines, articles, newspapers, brochures, etc.). We accomplish the integration of skills and strategies whole class instruction, book club discussions, small group settings, and through independent study work.
There is a strong correlation between exposing and absorbing quality text and writing. Students will be heavily exposed to many writing forms, asked to critique writing forms, and take many of their writing pieces through complete writing conferences.
Our goal is to consume, critique, and produce quality text and writing pieces so to continue to grow within our literate Ledgeview community.