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 5/6 - Students will be taking their ACT Aspire testing this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will be working on Wordly Wise lesson 19 and test next week.
We will continue reading and discussing Bud, Not Buddy in Literature and practice reading comprehension skills.
Week of 4/29 - Students will finish WW18 lesson and test on Wednesday. They will recite their Robert Frost poem on Tuesday for a test grade. We will have our adverb test on Thursday. Fun Run is Friday!
We will continue reading the novel Bud, Not Buddy
Week of 4/23 - We will continue working with parts of speech, focusing on adverbs and adjectives, and prepositional phrases. Students will continue working on Wordly Wise lesson 18. Students will practice typing an essay to prepare for the ACT Aspire Writing test.
Week of 4/8 - Students will continue studying and practicing with adverbs. We will also finish working in Wordly Wise #17 and test on Friday. Students will correct grammatical errors in sentences.
Week of 4/2 - Students will take Wordly Wise #16 spelling and vocabulary test on Tuesday. We will continue working on adverbs and correcting grammatical errors in sentences.
We will continue reading Bud, Not Buddy.
Week of 3/25 - Students will continue to work in their adverb packet and correcting errors within sentences. We will work on Wordly Wise Lesson 16 in class. Field Trip to The Civil Rights Museum is Friday.
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.
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.