5th grade ELA/SS

Chapin Intermediate School

Mrs. Hughes (

Room B 105

5th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Please see the arrows above for specific information about the curriculum.

Supplies needed for ELA:

  • Reading journal (notebook)

  • Writing/language folder (prong folder with pockets)

For SS: sprial 3 subject notebook (with a pocket, preferably)

Curriculum information for ELA

Curriculum information for SS

My personal ideology about my classroom stems from this quote from child psychologist and psychotherapist and a parent educator, Haim Ginott (1922-1973):
I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.”Haim Ginott

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Grades for ELA and SS

Major: unit tests; projects, final drafts of writing, combination of work tasks, etc.

Minor: quiz, .

Practice: exit slips, responses to notes, textbook reading highlighting/annotating

Weighting depends on how long assignment takes to complete, how much preparation is expected, how long we have worked on the task, etc.

District Grading Scale:





F-below 60