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Fifth graders use phonics, language structure and semantics to read and comprehend text. They use word families, phonetics, context clues, visual clues and structural elements to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. Students retell stories using the correct sequence and express opinions about a text.
Fifth graders examine expectancies which are rule-categories that hold true for most words in each category. They review all of the expectancies on student made posters. Next they work on writing summaries of a reading passages using keyword outlines. They focus on writing conventions which are included on classroom signs.
Sixth graders discover that expectancies are rule-categories that hold firm for almost all words in each category. They also recognize that using them with visual clues enable them to remember and use many of the letter-sound correspondences and syllable patterns that they have studied.
Young scholars study how archaeologists record the past. They discuss archaeology and artifacts. They view a list of artifacts discovered by Marquette at the Illinois Village and answer questions regarding them. They complete a test about three objects Marquette saw the Peoria Indians use, the objects that survived, and foods the Indians ate.
Students explore the dispositional hearing as a part of the juvenile justice system. After a brief discussion of the parts of the disposition hearing, students work in groups to review case studies involving juveniles in Utah's justice system. Case reviews are discussed with the group.
In this anatomy worksheet, students analyze a picture of a human skeleton, which has 11 of the bones labeled, and then answer questions about it. They then label the bones and answer questions about the skeletons of a dog and a cat. There are 36 questions on this worksheet.