5th Grade
Poetry Selection: "Hope Is the Thing with Feathers," and "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," by Emily Dickinson

Skill: Understanding poetic devices and use of language to convey meaning

Reading Strategy: Understanding Literary Devices (similes and metaphors)

Vocabulary Workshop book: Unit 6, "The Surprising Life of Emily Dickinson" -- capacity, apparent, duplicate, civilians, withdraw, provoked, undoing, accomplish, conceal(ed), vast, keen, spurts

Spelling Strategy: Practice the rule, "i before e, except after c"

Grammar: Parts of speech -- Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives & Adverbs

Upcoming Assessments: For tonight, Tuesday, March 21st, there is no homework.

Due Monday, March 27th: In your Reader's Notebook, complete pages 91, 92, and 93, if you did not finish them in class today. Also, for Monday's class, complete the exercises on pages 94, 95, and 103. To be collected & graded!

Due Friday, March 31st: Write a rough draft on how to eat an ice cream cone, using adjectives to describe any nouns that you use; adverbs to modify verbs; and coordinating conjunctions (and, or, but) to make your writing clear. Be as descriptive and detailed as possible!