Reading Units of Study
 
We begin our year by setting up our reading lives.  We stress the importance of reading every day, logging your reading, and choosing books that are enjoyable to read.  Our reading units guide fifth graders toward intellectual independence. In Unit 1 students practice close reading, noting how authors develop themes in fictional works. Unit 2 deals with higher-level nonfiction and emphasizes strong foundational skills, such as fluency and word solving. The third unit has kids read complex nonfiction under the umbrella of argument and advocacy. In the final unit students explore fantasy book clubs. Other units covered during 5th grade include; Historical Fiction, Poetry,Test Taking Strategies, and an Author Study unit.