5th Grade » English Language Arts

English Language Arts

Benchmark Advanced 
       We are currently using the Benchmark Advanced English Language Arts program to address the key shifts in curriculum and instruction to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards. This program is rigorous, has integrated reading, writing, speaking, and listening instruction that meet the needs of districts implementing a reading collaborative, balanced approach, or workshop model, and enables all students to master rigorous learning goals with strong resources for differentiated instruction and responsive teaching based upon ongoing assessments.
Students will have various opportunities to write about different topics. This year students will focus on writing:
Explanatory/ Informational Essays
Opinion Essays
Narratives (Stories)

Writing Standards: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/