Reading Rocks!
We are using the ARC (American Reading Company) curriculum for reading and writing instruction this year.  Students will be working their way through the curriculum with a combination of all-class lessons, individual and small group instruction, reader's and writer's workshops, and reading at home.  We will be working to build stamina through the year with the goal that each 5th grader will be able to maintain 30 minutes of straight, uninterrupted,  reading in one text. In addition, students will be working through their goals in order to achieve the next levels in reading.  Please encourage independent reading by helping your child build time in his/her schedule and logging their reading on their calendars and reading logs. 

The classroom library is available for students to use throughout the year. We have a collection of various magazines and novels that students can check out and use for their independent and workshop reading. They also have access to Epic! books online and the ARC bookshelf to access more books.