Ms Niemi's 5th Grade Reading/ELA

Welcome to Ms Niemi's 5th grade webpage!  Here you'll find information about our current studies, as well as files and information for this week's homework.

Weekly Lessons - Week of November 26-30



Social Studies


  • I can determine the theme of the novel by analyzing story details

  • Read Chapters 17-18

  • Theme Chart

  • Vocabulary questions

  • Extended Response for ch 17, 18

  • Sonday Level 3 assessments

  • CLC

  • Tuesday

    • I can describe the theme and explain how I found it.

    • Theme Flowchart - independent

    • Compound Words practice

  • Sonday Level 4 lesson

  • I can understand how time zones work.

  • Time Zones activity

  • Wednesday

    • I can complete a plot diagram of a story

    • Plot Diagram Vocabulary

    • Diagram Night of the Spadefoot Toads

    • CASS Lesson

    • “Teasing VS Taunting”

    • Class discussion on solutions


    • I can show what I know -

    • Spadefoot Toad Selection Test

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  • Sonday Level 5 lesson

  • I can label states and capital cities on US Regional maps

  • Friday

    • I can write a story with characters, plot, setting, and a theme.

    • Finish Selection Test

    • Work on Story

    • Sonday Level 6 lesson

  • I can organize my binder and desk

  • Study Hall

  • Organization Session

  • Upcoming Events:

    Wednesday Early Releases:

    • November 28, December 5, 12, 19

    Winter Concert for Grades 3-5

    • Thursday, Dec 13 @ 7pm, CRHS Gym 

    Winter Break:

    • Early Release @ 12:10pm Dec 21
    • No School Dec 24-Jan 2

    HOMEWORK (Reading Log):


    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 11.26

      Reading Log 11.19

      Reading Log 11.13

      Reading Log 11.5

      Reading Log Oct 22 2018

      Reading Log Oct 15

    • Reading Log Oct 8

    • Reading Log Oct 1

    • Reading Log Sept 24-30

      Reading Log Sept 17-23