Miss DiBella's 5th Grade 2016-2017  

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This web page has been set-up to assist, both student and guardian(s), with a successful academic year. Below, you will find numerous links, providing classroom lesson assistance, as well as additional resources to practice at home. I try to update the page as often as necessary, minimumally once a month.

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  • UNIT 1

    ELA Unit 1 Detectives Annonymous

    SOME of CCSS standards that will be examined include 

    CCSS.RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
    CCSS.RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
    CCSS.RL5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

    CCSS.W.5.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

    CCSS.SL5.2 Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


    Some of what students are expected to UNDERSTAND: 

    1b. What is a complex character? (F)
    1c. How do different characters contribute to a mystery? (C)

    2a. What is foreshadowing? What is a flashback? What is imagery? (F)
    2b. What literary devices did the author use in this text? (F)
    2c. How does an author build suspense through literary devices? (C)

    6a. What are writing conventions? (F)
    6b. How does using correct writing conventions enhance the quality of text? (C)
    6c. When is unconventional text acceptable? (P)

    Please click on the CCSS link provided to read details of skills students are expected to demonstrate.

    MATH Unit 1 - Piecing it Together

    In Module 1, you will use prior knowledge of the properties involved in adding and subtracting multi-digit whole numbers to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators as well as decimals to the hundredths place. You will also solve problem situations involving fractions and decimals that include unknowns in all positions and checking the reasonableness of answers.

    CCSS Standards include: 


    Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.


    Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.

    a. Read and write decimals to thousandths using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form, e.g., 347.392 = 3 × 100 + 4 × 10 + 7 × 1 + 3 × (1/10) + 9 × (1/100) + 2 ×


    b. Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.


    Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.


    Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.



  • CCSS and Daily Reminders

    1) The Common Core's basic intent is to strive to get the student to ask the "how" and "why"  they arrived to their answer or conclusion, in all content areas. You will see "I can" statements listed, and below is a link to explain those funny looking codes  wink!


    2) Please discuss current events with your child each evening. These events are essential in my classroom, for not only being aware of societal issues around us, but also it provides an opportunity for "text" connections in the future.

    3) DRA have been replaced with mCLASS DIBELS and TRC. These assessments will be performed 3 times a year. It will also be used more frequently with students receiving Tier II and Tier III services. Your child is only tested in the Fall if they currently are receiving Tier 2 or 3 services.


  • Daily Schedule


    Grade 4

    8:40 - 9:20





    Literacy (Unit/Writing)

    11:25 - 11:45

    11:45- 12:05


    12:10 - 12:40

    Literacy (Grammar/DOL)

    12:40 – 1:25

    ELA small group and independent work



    2:20- 2:35

    SSR/ Read A-loud
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