Students have been writing, revising, and finally “publishing” in different genres (personal narratives and persuasive essays). Students also are receiving specific instruction in grammar and mechanics. They are now practicing writing to specific prompts, to prepare them for the Writing test in February.
It is very important that students write every day at home! This can include at least half a page on a topic of their choice each day. Of course, students should also complete any other specific writing homework. Remember - please do not correct grammar, spelling, or punctuation in your child’s writing notebook. We will work on those skills in other assignments and during our editing stage of the writing process.
~The Fifth Grade Team