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 December 17-21



Social Studies


  • I can use text details to describe a character with character traits.

  • Read “Hatchet”pg 12-25

  • Fill out character graphic organizer

  • Sonday Level 9 Mastery  assessments

  • CLC

  • Tuesday

    • I can use text details to describe a character with character traits.

    • Finish reading “Hatchet”pg 12-25

    • Fill out character graphic organizer

    • Vocabulary and Comprehension Question

    • Sonday Level 10 lesson

  • II can read a political map
    Map Skills packet - page 1

    I can read a physical map
    Map Skills packet - page 2

  • Wednesday

    • I can compare two events in a story using a Venn Diagram.

    • Venn Diagram

    • Vocabulary and Comprehension Question

    • Word Analysis

    • CASS Lesson

    • “Supporting Friends VS Building Alliances”

    • Class discussion on solutions


    • I can show I know my vocabulary words and elements of fiction

    • “Hatchet Story Test”

  • Sonday Level 10 lesson

    • I can read a product map
      Map skills packet pg 3

      I can read a historical map
      Map Skills packet pg 4


    • Book Exchange

    • Holiday Party

  • Upcoming Events:

    Wednesday Early Releases:

    • Dec 19,  Jan 9, 16, 23, 30

    Class Party - Dec 21st - Book/Candy Exchange

    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 Dec 10 2018

    • Reading Log Dec 3 2018

    • 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