The students are diving into their new year. I am so happy to work with all the 4th and 5th grade Language Arts classes. I've been spending a minimum of 90 minutes a week in each class.
In 4th grade we just finished our first class novel. We read a realistic fiction book together and read realistic fiction independently too. Now we are moving on to Non Fiction.
In 5th grade we are working in book clubs and writing personal narratives. Many of the books we're reading are dealing with social issues. This is the time for students to start seeing the world is a big place and it does not always revolve around them. The issues are real and their book discussions are fascinating. Remember to talk with your child about what they are reading. I think you'll be delighted with their responses and opinions.