Teacher Information - Language
Follow the links!
Here is a link to the Massachusetts Frameworks document for Language.
Here are the key skills expected to be taught to Fifth Grade students:
'Writing Workshop' is where the students develop their writing skills through working on personal writing projects of their own choosing.
I've posted a special page of the rough lesson plans for this project for those of you who are interested and are willing to dig through my slightly obtuse notes. Page references are all from
Interesting Language support sites
Here are some resourcess I use during the year as part of my teaching of the Language Arts curriculum:
Some of the 'Top Photographs from the Twentieth Century' according to Life and Time Magazine, as well as some others I've chucked in for good measure! We use these photos to work on our descriptive skills and to write descriptive poetry.
By Shannon Johnson, eHow Contributor
Here's a basic 'how to write news article summaries' for students who don't know how or who have forgotten how to do it.
Ms. Moll's Language Arts links:
The Reading and Writing Project -Research Base
A gold mine for teachers, this organization, co-founded by the legendary Lucy Calkins, provides teachers with extensive, research-based resources for improving their instruction so that teaching reading and writing is more effective, balanced, and responsive to student needs.
Scholastic is a great resource for finding books for your child.
It can be overwhelming to navigate, but contains some great
tools such as the Book Wizard which allows you to find the
reading level of books, as well as book suggestions and helpful
articles on child reading development.
Here is a link to
the latest Scholastic Book order. Parents, you can use my class
activation code (below) to order books through the Book Club and
they will be sent straight to the school, giving our class
scholastic rewards points for every order. You have to create
your own user name and password to sign in and order online. Use
my class activation code before the check-out process. You can
either pay online with a credit card or write a check and send
it in with your child.
Ms. Moll's Class Activation Code: HF9RC
Language Arts Games and Skills Practice.
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Great collection of language activities.