Weekly Overview September 24-28

Hello all,

Here are some details from the week ahead:


  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

Students will learn how to respond to reading this week, as I model how to write the weekly Reader’s Letter.  Students will practice writing one this week.  Please see the Reader’s Response rubric in the RUBRICS TAB to see how I will assess letters.


  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.

Students will explore Prime and Composite numbers, Square Numbers, and Prime Factorization this week.  We will continue practicing Time tables and take another Multiplication/Checking progress  quiz on Friday.  In addition, I anticipate we will review Unit 1 on Friday and take the Unit 1 assessment next Monday.


  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

This week we will work through the writing process of Prewriting/Drafting/Publishing for our “I’m From” poems.  These poems are due on Thursday.

Then, students will begin prewriting exercises for the first essay:  Personal Narrative.

Social Studies-

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

Students will learn how to locate the absolute location of places in the world based on latitude and longitude.  Students will take notes on Lesson 2, “The Land”.  Finally, we have out first vocabulary quiz on Friday over Lesson 1 and 2.


  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Sunclocks!  Students will experiment with keeping track of time this week with their sunclocks.  Then, we will experiment further in the classroom with our sunclocks— creating a “sun” with flashlights.  Students will submit investigation 2/3 for a grade on Thursday.


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