Our current reading unit is nonfiction. Students will learn the different text features and text structures of nonfiction. Students will be able to determine main idea within a text and support the main idea with details. 

It is important for students to read at least 20 minutes each night in order to build good reading stamina.  They will also record what they read on their reading calendar in order to track progress throughout the year. 

Our current writing unit is literary essay. Literary essays follow the essay structure, but begin with a personal thesis statement. Students will support these statements with reasons and evidence. 

It is important for students to write on a regular basis in order to build their writing stamina.  Students will be held accountable for using proper capitalization, punctuation and spelling based on their Words Their Way level.   

Math Unit 5: Fraction and Mixed-Number Computation; Measurement. In this unit, students explore the whole in fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. Students use these computation skills to answer questions about line plots. They are also introduced to tenths and hundredths. Students build on their knowledge of rays to explore unit iteration for angles. 

The second unit in science is Structure, Function and Information Processing. 

Social Studies
Students are studying immigration.