Phone: 662-349-0900 ext. 124
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor Degree in Education with emphasis in English and Mathematics Master Degree in Mathematics Education
Ms. Dana Glasgow
Welcome to 5th Grade Language Arts! This year we will be focusing on grammar, writing, and reading. Most of the grammar and writing will be done in class. Each child is required to read at least 20 minutes for homework seven days a week (or an average of 20 minutes daily). We will have Spelling and Wordly Wise vocabulary tests every Friday and grammar tests randomly throughout the units. I hope you have a great year!
Week of 1/21 - We will continue working with adjectives. Adjective Art project is due Wednesday. These will stay here to be displayed during Catholic Schools Week. Wordly Wise #12 is due Thursday. Quizlet #12 Learn & Flashcards due Tuesday and Spell due Thursday. Spelling and vocabulary tests Friday.
We will finish reading The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 and watch some documentaries about the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham. We will do some writing activities that center around the novel and historical content.
Week of 1/14 - Students will continue working in their adjective unit. The adjective art project will be due January 23. Wordly Wise 11 is due Thursday and the spelling and vocabulary test will be Friday.
We will continue reading the novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963
Accelerated Reader Checkpoints for Quarter 3
- Checkpoint #1 / 25% of Goal / Friday, January 18
- Checkpoint #2 / 50% of Goal / Friday, February 1
- Checkpoint #3 / 75% of Goal / Friday, February 15
- Checkpoint #4 / 100% of Goal / Wednesday, March 6
We use Accelerated Reading at Sacred Heart to help improve reading skills, which in turn helps to improve all subject areas. AR goals are set in my classroom based on individual reading levels. I allow students to read any book they choose, as long as it is within their ZPD range. Reading of any kind continues to develop fluency and comprehension. Students are allowed to use apps like "Audible" in order to listen to a book as they are reading. Please note, students MUST have the book in front of them to follow along, whether it is a paperback or e-reader. The whole goal is to increase READING skills. Following along with audible narration models fluency and intonation. However, just listening to a book on "tape" is NOT reading, therefore, not improving reading skills. Students are allowed to bring e-readers to school for reading purposes (Kindles, tablets, etc. - not phones) as long as they have headphones.