Grade 5
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Listen and follow directions.
- School starts at 8:00.  It is very important that every student comes to school on time!
- Breakfast closes at 8:10.
- School ends at 2:30
- Homework needs to be completed every night.
- .  NO homemade goods may be sent in.
- Uniforms must be worn everyday unless it is a tag day. NO nail polish, mohawks, or hair etchings are allowed.
- On a tag day, if the student is dressing down, they MUST bring in $1.  
- Red Tuesday folders MUST come back Wednesday.
- If a student is going home with someone other than a parent, a note or e-mail must be sent in.  The person picking up the student will need to show I.D.
- Please send in a note if your child's normal mode of transportation will be changing.  ____________________________________________________
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Course Description: Fourth and Fifth Grades:

Language Arts is designed to provide all students with      learningstrategies in conventionsof grammar, decoding vocabulary,   writing process and oral literacy.Students will learn how to integrate language arts in other curriculumareas efficiently as well as foster love of literacy.

Reading novels and text this year will enhance various skills, such as: determine a theme of story and how characters respond to    challenges, summarize a text; compare and contrast how characters interact, context word clues;  explain how chapters fit together, describe a narrators  point of view: integrate knowledge and ideas, analyze how media and visual influence tone  and beauty of a story

Instructional Goals:

Provide opportunities for students to learn the parts of speech, vocabulary etymologies and content words, oral readings, and various writing styles: formal and informal.

Understand how knowledge of good grammar helps a student with reading literacy by determining the meaning of words and phrases as to how they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Instructional Objectives:

Ÿ  Use parts of speech interchangeably

  Develop essay writing strategies

Ÿ  Write a cohesive essay and research paper: informative, persuasive, descriptive, narrative

Ÿ  Critically respond to journal readings and entries (In- Class writing)

Ÿ  Expand vocabulary through reading and writing

Ÿ  Use technology as a facilitator of unit lessons: diagramming sentences, useful and current websites, researching poems and other sources of information.

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Course Description: Fourth and Fifth G



Reading novels and text this year will enhance various skills, such as: determine a theme of story and how characters respond to challenges, summarize a text; compare and contrast how characters interact, context word clues;  explain how chapters fit together, describe a narrators  point of view: integrate knowledge and ideas, analyze how media and visual influence tone  and beauty of a story




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Grade 5 Social Studies:

  Our focus this year in Social Studies is the United States.   We are starting the year in the section titled "American People, American Land" which gives an overview of the nation.  Later, we will learn the history of this country starting with the people who explored the world and discovered America. .In addition, students in grade 5 will understand the impact of geography on the early colonists. Also, a close examination of the evolution of the rights 
of American citizens, and global local issues of equity. We will explore the causes of both the Revolutionary War and Civil War. Collaboration among pupils is emphasized as technology is used for research and projects as we emphasize the responsibilities of a democratic nation. Tests and portfolio evaluation will be used to track a students’ progress.



GRADE 5 RELIGION  Standards reflect the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: doctrine, worship, morality, and prayer. The curriculum reflects the fundamental task  for promoting knowledge of the faith, liturgical education, moral formation, understanding of prayer, education for Christian community life, and missionary initiation. Test grades in no way reflect a child’s spiritual life since the faith of young people involves a personal relationship with Christ. This faith is nurtured through meaningful prayer experiences and through interaction with faith-filled role models committed to the Gospel message.





Assessments:

Ÿ  Class Participation  20%

Ÿ  Tests                          40%

Ÿ  Homework/quizzes  20%

Ÿ  Portfolio( writing)    20 %

Ÿ  Rubric Evaluation(1-6) *See attached sheet for writing evaluation standards













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St. Francis of Assisi
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Totowa, NJ, 07512

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The Academy of St. Francis of Assisi
400 Totowa Road, Totowa, New Jersey 07512
Phone: 973.956.8824
Fax: 973.956.9430