Fifth Grade Reading

Reading curriculum in the fifth grade is designed to enhance student literacy through an exposure to a wide array of texts and genres. Curriculum in the fifth grade will focus on promoting the following skills (as outlined in the Common Core educational standards): 

Nightly reading is an important part of Reading in the fifth grade. Studies show that the more a child reads, the more successful that child will become in ALL of his or her academic subjects. In my class, I always encourage my students to find something enjoyable to read each night, be it a scary story, comic book, or online article about a favorite musician. When students choose what they read, they're more likely to enjoy what they read. The more they enjoy what they read, the better readers they become.