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The Fifth Grade Journey

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Paul Gray

on 30 August 2014

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Transcript of The Fifth Grade Journey

The Fifth Grade Journey
What's New?
New Writing, Reading and Vocabulary curriculum!
Small group instruction as well as whole class
Differentiation
Common Core and PARCC alignment
Focus on student reflection and choice
Mathematics
The way children learn math today is far different from how most adults were taught.

Differentiation based on needs at the moment
Student self-reflection and self-direction as well as guided instruction in small groups

Multiplication facts are a big key to success
Reading
Focus on Critical Thinking
Student choice
Literary Conversations
Goal setting
Reflecting on Progress and Improvement
Reading Log
Writing
Begin with Argumentative Writing and revisit
Supporting claims with evidence
using multiple sources
Poetry & Figurative Language
Narrative
Expository
Who is my kid's teacher?
Snacks & Water
NO NUTS!
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Science & Social Studies
Nature's Recyclers - Energy - Earth's Changing Surface


American history "case studies" based on a theme
Revolution
Pluralism
Power
Your Scholar
Developing Personal Identity
Homework
Technology
Pursuit of Happyness
Facing the Giants
Fifth Grade Areas of Focus
Develop fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions
Develop understanding of multiplication of fractions and division of fractions in limited cases
Extend division to 2-digit divisors
Develop an understanding of decimals operations to hundredths
Develop an understanding of volume
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
- John Lubbock
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