Weekly Overview March 10-14



This week concludes ISAT testing.  Please remind students to approach these last two tests with the same determination and vigor that they did with the first tests.  There is one test on Tuesday and one test on Wednesday.

Here is the Weekly Overview:

Reader’s Workshop

Students should be reading independently nightly.  Please encourage this as a way to “wind-down” for the day.  Daily Five and Guided Reading groups will be begin again  this week.

Reading Skill:  Sketch To Stretch-   Select places in the story that are important and sketch the scene/explain the scene and its importance.


This week we will be reading a shared text, The Wright Three.

Writer’s Workshop-

  • 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.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 5 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5a Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

This week, students will continue work that focuses on poetry performance.  Students will continue to analyze spoken-word poetry performances.  They will practice poetry readings with small groups in class, and refine and practice their own poem aloud.


  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.B.2 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots.

Students will conduct, organize, and display data from surveys they have developed last week. Students will analyze data, create data charts and graphs, display results, and share findings with the class.


Science- “Levers and Pulleys”

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


Science unit:  ”Levers and Pulleys”

ROOM 302-Students will complete the third part of the Levers investigation:  Levers Experiment B.  Investigations A, B, and C are due at the end of the week.

The second section of this unit is titled:  More Leverage

Investigation D:  Lever Diagrams

Investigation E:  Levers In the Real World/Lever Pictures

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