ACS Cobham International School
Fifth Grade Reading Room 203
Welcome to the Grade 5 Reading site. I've included information about the main components of our class along with links to some of the reference pages you will use throughout the year. Please refer to this home page for information about assignment due dates, vocabulary activities and book club meeting dates.
January 9-13, 2017
We are starting the Heroes unit this week. Students will choose their hero during the first class session and begin the process of finding information about the person. Students will then write the opening paragraph for their heroes essay during the second and third class sessions. The writing assignment will be completed in class. The homework assignment is to read about their chosen hero. Students will need to find at least two sources of background information about their hero.
We are going to follow up the Tuck Everlasting movie with a short compare and contrast activity and discussion this week.
Vocabulary unit seven has been distributed to all classes. Students should complete this as homework. It will be due during the first class period of next week on January 16 and 17. Please see the vocabulary page of this website for a link to the current word parts unit and the current vocabulary list.
Students should finish reading the current book club book by the end of next week. Reading group 1 will have their meeting on Tuesday, January 24th. Groups 3, 5 and 6 will have their meetings on Wednesday, January 25th. Groups 7 and 8 will have their meetings on Thursday, January 26th.
"There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book."