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 3/18 - Students will begin a unit on adverbs and will have a study/practice packet. They will also continue correcting grammatical errors in sentences.
We will go over new AR goals and begin our new novel, Bud, Not Buddy.
Week of 3/4 - Students will finish up ACT Aspire testing this week. We will have Wordly Wise #15 test on Tuesday. Students will continue working in groups to make grammar/sentence structure corrections. Mardi Gras parade is Tuesday afternoon around 1:00 and Ash Wednesday Mass service is Wednesday at 1:30.
Students will continue working on reading passages and focus on main idea, summaries, strategies, and comprehension.
Accelerated Reader Checkpoints for Quarter 4
- Checkpoint #1 / 25% of Goal / Wednesday, April 3
- Checkpoint #2 / 50% of Goal / Wednesday, April 17
- Checkpoint #3 / 75% of Goal / Wednesday, May 8
- Checkpoint #4 / 100% of Goal / Thursday, May 23
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.