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!
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Week of 11/12 - Students will continue working in their preposition unit. They will focus on objects of the preposition and prepositional phrases. Students need to continue practicing their preposition song so they will be familiar with common prepositions. We will continue "deleting" prepositional phrases in order to find the subject and verb of sentences. We will have a second test on prepositions, subjects, and verbs Wednesday. WW10 due Thursday and test on Friday.
We will continue with our novel study on Goblins in the Castle.
Accelerated Reader Checkpoints for Quarter 2
- Checkpoint #1 / 25% of Goal / Wednesday, October 24th
- Checkpoint #2 / 50% of Goal / Wednesday, November 7th
- Checkpoint #3 / 75% of Goal / Wednesday, November 28th
- Checkpoint #4 / 100% of Goal / Monday, December 17th
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.