Course Syllabus

 The Smith Siren

Miss Smith-Room 102

What's happening in 5th Grade...

Contact info:

Tara Smith 919 556-5250 ext. 271                                

Important Information:

  • Don't forget to sign up for me at if you haven't done that yet!
  • Progress reports go home every Thursday.  Please return them by the following Monday of each week (or sooner!).



ELA Homework:

*Please make sure your child is reading nightly for 20-30 minutes.  This can be in the form of…

Grammar Homework:  Goes daily with the mentor sentence of the week

Monday:  subjects/predicates

Tuesday:  parts of speech

Wednesday:  type of sentence

Thursday:  prefixes, suffixes, homonyms

I would also like for students to read their independent book at home each night. Magazines and online/e-readers are perfectly acceptable too! As of now, there's no reading log or set amount of time/pages to be read. Typically, 20-30 minutes a night is appropriate for 5th grade. Right now our focus is to build stamina with independent reading, choosing the right books, and reading for enjoyment.  

Why should students read for at least 20 minutes every night?  

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What we're working on in class...

ELA/Social Studies:

  • Read Aloud:  Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
  • Social Studies:  Events leading up to the American Revolution
  • Literature:  Informational Text--Nonfiction Text Structures (RI.5.5); Citing Evidence (RI.5.1); Using Context Clues (L.4.a)
  • Writing:  Research 3 events leading up to the American Revolution                       














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