Ms Niemi's 5th Grade Reading/ELA - Week of Sep. 18-22

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 September 18-22



Social Studies


  • Show understanding of what is read

  • Reread story and complete comprehension questions

  • Spelling pre-test

  • Intro ne reading log

  • Introduce reading skill - ask questions

  • INavigate a simple map using a grid system

  • Navigation Activity

  • Tuesday

    • Show understanding of what is read

    • Baseline Test for reading (online)

  • Write questions before, during and after reading

  • Wildfires reading

  • Graphic organizer

  • CLC

  • Wednesday

    • Show understanding of what is read

    • Baseline Test for reading (online)

  • Mark text to answer questions

  • Fossils reading prompt/color activity

  • Navigate a map using the map key

  • Identify symbols on a map

  • “It’s in the Key” activity

  • Thursday

    • Identify types of sentences - review minilesson

    • Grammar and spelling practice

    • Homograph Activity

    • Mark text to answer questions

    • Government Services reading w/ color activity

  • Social Lesson - CASS with Ms Bruce

  • Friday

    • Show you can spell words correctly - spelling test #1

    • Use text evidence to support a written answer.

    • Writing about story - test question

  • Answer questions after marking text

  • Rocks  reading prompt

  • Measure  distance on a map using a scale

  • Map Scale Activity

  • Upcoming Events:

    Early Release Wednesdays
    Sept  20, 27
    Oct 4, 11, 18. 25

    Picture Day - Friday, Oct 6th

    Symphony Field Trip - Thursday, Oct 12th

    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 - 100 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 9.18-24

    Homework 9.11-17