MR. DASILVA              GRADE 5                       ROOM 6

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LITERACY:

READING:  Extensive Use of Scott Foresman Reading Street Series

Program Highlights:

Differentiated Instruction at Learning Levels:
  • Strategic Intervention, On Level, Advanced
  • Whole Class Instruction using the Basal Reader
  • Small Group Instruction using the Leveled Readers
  • Focus on skill and vocabulary development

WRITING: 
Weekly writing assignments aligned with the Reading Street program.  Use of graphic organizers and scoring rubrics throughout the writing process: Brainstorming, Planning, Rough Draft, Editing, Final Copy.

TYPES OF WRITING                                                        SCORING RUBRICS

    Personal Narrative                                                                   Focus / Idea
    How To                                                                                   Organization
    Compare and Contrast                                                             Voice
    Narrative Writing                                                                    Sentences; Word Choice
    Persuasive Essay                                                                     Conventions

MATHEMATICS:  Instruction aligned with Grade Level Expectations (GLE’S)

    Investigation Mathematics Program
    FasttMath for Fact Mastery
    District and Garden City School Assessments

CONTENT AREAS 

SOCIAL STUDIES:             
TOPICS of STUDY
Mapping                        European Contact                   Colonial America          
Age of Exploration        Native Americans          American Revolution

SCIENCE:                            
UNITS of STUDY
Properties of Matter      Space Science       Living Organisms          Biodiversity
Energy                           Geology                Ecosystems                    Heredity
Forces and Motion                  Weather               

HOMEWORK
Homework is given on a regular basis and follows the Cranston School District Homework Policy.  The use of Planners, folders, proper headings and overall organization of students’ work and work areas are daily tools and strategies used by teachers and students to increase accountability, responsibility and student achievement.