Welcome to fifth grade Language Arts and Writing. Throughout the year students will be working on improving their use of grammar within writing, as well as working on advancing their writing skills.
The fifth grade Language Arts program provides a review of the central concepts of grammar such as sentence structure, capitalization, sentence variety, figurative language, dialogue and point of view, as well as introduces new and more complex theories. In addition, the fifth grade writing program covers a variety of genres. Some of these include diagnostic, expository, persuasive, and narrative writing.
One of the most important goals of this program is to prepare students for the next phase of the writing process as they move through Cass; therefore, students will be writing on a daily basis. Daily instruction will focus on both grammar and writing techniques. Concepts taught during these lessons will then be reinforced through various writing assignments. Reviewing process writing throughout each quarter is one way we will work to achieve this goal. Students will also have opportunities for cross-curricular writing as lessons that are taught in Literature, Science, and Social Studies will be reinforced in Language Arts. Furthermore, creative writing is another genre that students will be exposed to throughout the school year.