This page contains info about homeroom business & all of the Language Arts websites etc.
Welcome to my Language Arts class! I teach reading, writing & spelling to my homeroom. We cover many writing pieces in the 5th grade including the personal narrative, poems, compare/contrast, On Demand writing (letters and articles), open responses, feature articles etc. We have a wonderful basal reading book called Wonders and I have been working on creating authentic activities for the students to work on as we read the selections. Whenever possible, we read novels in Literature Circles and I love letting the students choose novels that are of interest to them. We complete spelling pages that are typically due Thursday with our spelling test on Friday. The skills covered in spelling teach the students words that they will encounter in their everyday lives. I have been working on individualizing my Language Arts class but this is definitely a work in progress.
It is my goal to make my students better readers and writers. These are skills that we adults use daily. I want to foster a love of reading in my students. I have attended workshops on helping to find better reading selections for boys as well as high interest reading for both girls & boys.