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posted Mar 18, 2014, 6:30 AM by Vanessa Habedank

This month fifth graders presented their cereal box book projects. They were very creative and look fabulous! In Reading we have just started reding a book called Bystander. This is a book about bullying which we will help us to explore the topic of bullying and how we can stand up for what is right in difficult situations. We will continue reading our Time For Kids every week and will begin working with informational text pieces.   

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posted Jan 10, 2014, 7:05 AM by Vanessa Habedank

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

This month in Reading we will be revisiting different Common Core comprehension strategies. Strategies such as: summarizing, inferring, synthesizing, and questioning. We will kick off a unit on biographies, and continue with our Time For Kids, read alouds, and independent reading. On Monday I will begin The Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessment on all students.  

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posted Nov 13, 2013, 6:27 AM by Vanessa Habedank

Reminder: Book projects due this Friday, November 15th!  Please be sure that you include the five story elements and check for spelling and punctuation. Please be neat and organized! 

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posted Oct 24, 2013, 5:31 PM by Vanessa Habedank   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 5:32 PM ]

All students were assigned a book project recently. It is due on November 15th. If you need any clarification or have questions please call or email me. I have told all students if they need assistance with materials they just need to ask and I will gladly help them. We have just finished reading Home of the Brave for our read aloud and have just begun reading Coraline which is very spooky!
Reading instruction is based on the common core. We have been reading Time For Kids weekly and a major focus for our year will be informational texts and pieces. The students have been writing me letters weekly to inform me of their thinking about their just right books. The goal of this is to get the students to think about their reading.    

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posted Aug 20, 2013, 11:28 AM by Kristen Klein   [ updated Sep 26, 2013, 7:40 PM by Vanessa Habedank ]

Over the last few weeks in Reading Class we have been establishing roles and routines of the Reading Workshop.The students have learned to:
  • Read for meaning
  • Choose a "just right" book
  • Keep track of their reading
  • How to buzz with each other
  • Distinguish between fiction and non fiction
  • Distinguish between various reading genres
  • Identify the five story elements 
Please help support your child in Reading by signing off on their daily reading logs. Thank you!

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