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1 5 th Grade Language Arts 2013-2014 Room C221 Angela Murphy Reading Specialist 610-205-8948

2 Wonders Reading Program Designed specifically for the Common Core State Standards for Reading/Language Arts. The program provides unmatched support for: Building a strong reading foundation Accessing complex text Finding and using text evidence Engaging in collaborative conversations Writing to sources

3 Wonders Reading Program Reading/Writing Workshop Common Core Lessons Short reads to teach/model close reading Guided collaborative practice of key skills Literature Anthology Provides application of close reading Builds reading stamina Connects reading and writing Leveled Readers Differentiate to Accelerate & Remediate Built in Acceleration Plan 50% Literary Text/50% Informational Text

4 Connect Reading & Writing Writing Traits o Trait instruction to ensure successful writers o Writing practice every day o Writing and grammar integrated Grammar and Spelling o Develop mastery of grammar and language convention o Weekly instruction o Integrated into writing instruction

5 More on Writing… Types of Writing: Narrative Informative Persuasive/Opinion Domains of Writing (Traits): Focus Content Organization Style Conventions One published piece a marking period District writing formative assessments

6 Language Arts Expectations Students should come prepared with: Language Arts binder and LA folder Homework Novel/SSR book Pencils Students should come to class ready to listen, participate, show respect to others, and to try their best.

7 LA Class Schedule Do Now & SSR reading/activity Homework check & review Essential Question Learning Objective/Goals Lesson of the Day Closure

8 Language Arts Homework Homework Packet One grammar & one spelling page each night Study weekly spelling & vocabulary words Reading Log…25 Book Challenge 20 minutes of independent reading at least four times per week…fill in log and return to school…25 Book Challenge Always refer to the Agenda Book for assignment modifications

9 Language Arts Grading Policy Grade calculations are based on the following: Unit Assessments - 20% Unit Tests Writing Assignments/Book Reports Weekly Assessments – 60% Quizzes: Spelling/Grammar Tests: Vocabulary/Reading Informal Assessments – 20% Homework Classwork Reading Log

10 Expectations Arrive on Time. Be Prepared. Actively Listen. Be Respectful. Maintain Self-Control. Have a Good Attitude.

11 Interims & Report Cards / Interims are sent home half-way through marking period / You can view your child’s grade through the parent portal…sign up in the Administration Building / Parents will be contacted when necessary

12 Bathroom Policy o Students will be given 4 passes to use the bathroom over the course of one month. When using their pass, they must sign out in log book, leave quietly and return to class promptly when done. If a student has a medical condition which requires them to use the bathroom more often, please contact me privately.

13 How Can You Help? Check agenda book and homework nightly. Encourage your child to read. Make sure to sign the student reading log and check over homework. Help your child with time management for project completion. Help your child stay organized. Clean out folders and book bag on a daily basis. Make sure that your child has several sharpened pencils everyday for school.

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