We have been looking at Notice and Note Signposts that are found in pieces of fiction. Starting next Monday, students will need to read each night for 20 minutes and try to find at least one signpost that stands out in their novel. Students should be prepared to share what they notice with the class.
4.2-4.6 PSSA Prep This means no homework this week! The students will have a vocabulary test Friday! (Word Masters List 8) or (Caesar's English List 5)
4.9-4.13 ELA PSSA Week No homework or tests this week. :)
4.16-4.20 Math PSSA Week No homework or tests this week. :)
Reading: Book clubs are done! After the PSSAs, we will be focusing on applying all fifth grade standards within student-selected texts. We will be looking closely at STAR360 data to set reading goals so that students are ready for sixth grade. :) Word Masters/Caesar's English Vocab Tests will resume the week of April 23rd.
Writing: Since April is National Poetry Month, we will focus on writing poetry. We will celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 26th. Don't forget to keep your favorite poem in your pocket that day! We will also be working on writing a persuasive speech (and possibly a Ted Talk essay) which will be presented to the class in May.
Social Studies: We are wrapping up our study of The 13 Colonies and will begin looking at the causes of the American Revolution. In May, we will be investigating the Revolutionary War.