• Communication Arts:

    • Reader's Workshop 
    • Literature Circles
    • Guided Reading
    • Daily Read-Alouds
    • Self-selected books
    • Conferences
    •  Read to Self
    In 5th grade, we're trying to promote healthy reading habits.  Students are expected to read 60 minutes (1 hr.) a week.  
    If you're interested in learning more about some of the famous authors
    we've read books by, please click on the link below.
    Writing:  writing
    • Constant use of the Writing Process
    • Various forms of writing:  Descriptive, Informative, Narrative, Expository, Persuasive,  Dialogue, Subject, Letters (friendly, business), Opinions, Personal Narratives, Poetry
    • Writer's Workshop
    • Daily Journal Writing
    • Scoring based on domain standard set by the State of Pennsylvania
    • Daily opportunities to speak and listen in groups, with partners and in front of class
    • Some prepared speeches are required
    • Words chosen from anthology
    • Daily Oral Language (DOL)
    • Editing of authentic writing pieces
    • Grammar Skills
    Mrs. Zielinski's favorite web-site to look for any
    miscellaneous fact that you may need to know.