Wonders Reading
We are using the Wonders by Mcgraw Hill reading program. This program is designed to teach the Common Core standards. We will be learning new skills each week that we will practice using in class and apply to a new passage on the reading assessment.  I will send a list of the skills home each week to review with your child. Your child has a user name and password located in the back of their binder. This password will allow your child to access ConnectEd. There you will find many activities and access to the stories we are reading in class each week. The students will participate in small group daily. I use this time to review skills and meet your child's individual needs. This is also a great time for literature circles and group discussions. 

Assessments: We will test on the skills taught during the week at the end of each lesson. Students will be given one new passage with 15 questions that cover the weeks skills. (100pts.)

Our language arts lessons will be incorporated into the reading program. We do a lot of writing each week.  I will expect the students to use the grammar skills taught in class in their writing. Students will learn to proofread their personal work and those of their classmates. 

Assessments: The grammar test will contain three sections: the week's vocabulary words (30pts.) the grammar skills (40pts.) the writing topic (30pts). 

Click for Website:  ConnectED   (Login using the password sheet in your take home folder)

Accelerated Reader:
AR will not be for a grade. We will begin in January. Students will read and test in order to meet classroom goals and earn rewards.