Ms Niemi's 5th Grade Reading/ELA - Week of February 12-16

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Weekly Lessons - Week of Feb 12-16



Social Studies


  • I can show I can write a summary by using a graphic organizer

  • Sleuth Reader “Lighting, Thunder, and Thor’”

  • Write main ideas and details  in graphic organizer

  • Sleuth Questions

  • Intro homework

  • New spelling

  • I can show comprehension by answering questions

  • Read Hatchet ch 14

  • Comprehension questions

  • Complete Valentine’s Art

  • Tuesday

    • I can compare two characters by making a Venn Diagram

    • Read “A Job for Michelangelo”

    • Make a Venn Diagram to compare Michelangelo and Da Vinci

  • I can show comprehension by answering questions

  • Read Hatchet ch 15

  • Comprehension questions

  • CLC

  • Wednesday

    • I can compare two texts by writing a comparison review

    • Prep CCR questions

  • No Intervention

    • Valentine’s Day Party


    • I can show I understand new vocabulary and can identify author’s purpose by completing the Weekly and CCR test

    • I can show comprehension by answering questions

    • Read Hatchet Ch 16

    • Comprehension questions

  • Marble Party  

  • Chromebook Free Time

  • Movie

  • Friday

    • No School

  • Upcoming Events:

    Early Release Wednesdays

    February 14, 21, 28

    Valentine's Day Party 

    Feb 14 - pj day, snacks

    No School
    Friday, Feb 16 (no snow day make-up)
    Monday, Feb 20 (President's Day) 

    HOMEWORK (Reading Log):
    NO Reading Log Week of Feb 19-23 due to shortened week.


    The reading log packet will be assigned on Mondays and is due the following Monday morning.  Please look for homework to come home on Monday nights.  Homework can be done during the week as family schedules permit.  Homework Zone Packets include:
    • A reading log - 150 minutes a week - list the book you are reading, pages, and minutes read
    • A choice of reading comprehension tasks
    • A list of vocabulary and spelling words to practice as students choose at home
    • A newsletter from all the 5th grade teachers to keep parents up to date on school and class events.
    • Reading Log 2.12-19

    • Reading Log 2.5-11

    • Reading Log 1.29-2.4

    • Reading Log 1.22-28

    • Reading Log 1.8-14

    • Reading Log Dec 11-18

    • December 4-10

    • Nov 27-Dec1

    • Reading Log Nov 13-19

    • Reading Log Nov 6-12