Fifth Grade Classroom Update

This week in Fifth Grade we will begin our Book Study of Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.  This week’s Book Study is done in class as a read-aloud in order to hone our critical listening skills.  Each chapter is accompanied by an in-class discussion and a project. 

At the end of each section, we focus on a study skill or research skill.  Recently, we practiced writing summaries by utilizing an activity called “Ten Important Words”.  In this activity, students work independently or with a partner to pull only ten “important words” out of a section or a chapter. 

Once the students chose their ten words, they wrote them on sticky-notes and created a graph on the board.   They analyzed the results in order to choose the ULTIMATE ten words, and then organized their thoughts in order to create a general topic sentence. 

Using these materials, each student will write an individual summary on the designated chapters in our novel.  



March 2: Early Dismissal 2p.m.

March 21-April 1: Spring Break

April 4: School Resumes

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