This year we will be using the Pearson ReadyGen reading series which is an integrated literacy program that accelerates learning for students by presenting modeled reading with authentic text. ReadyGen also offers interactive anchor texts, digital publishing tools, and game-based online activities to increase student engagement while building literacy skills.
- Reading: ReadyGen lessons include a Close Reading routine where students will learn how to approach complex texts by citing evidence from the text, exploring key ideas and ideas, and analyzing text structure. ReadyGen uses a generative approach to vocabulary instruction where words are taught in clusters, with a focus on key words that are critical to understanding the text.
- Phonics Skills: We will be covering many phonics skills this year so check the newsletter for the skill each week.
- Writing: Throughout the year, students will practice informative, narrative, and opinion writing in response to text.
- English: Students will be learning about parts of speech and grammar rules. We will be covering sentence structure, capitalization, punctuation, prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonyms, and contractions.
ReadyGen's spelling words can be found in the student's Word Analysis book. Each week, the students will have three practice pages to complete. Each chapter you will see the spelling words are being used in analogies, synonyms, antonyms, and a variety of other activities. Students will be tested on these words on Friday.
5th Grade Spelling Words can be downloaded here for the entire school year.