Narrative Text (Fiction)



Information Text (Non-Fiction)






Word Study

  • Reading Street Spelling Program.

    We will continue to use a Balanced Literacy approach which includes independent reading, teachers reading aloud, guided reading and working with words. Working with words requires students to be proficient in spelling as well as vocabulary. Each week we will have a spelling list associated with a spelling skill, vocabulary words to go with our story and some amazing words all readers should know.

    Practice your spelling words by going to
    4th Grade Spelling Lists for Reading Street, Balanced Literacy Fourth Grade
    5th Grade Spelling Lists for Reading Street, Balanced Literacy Fifth Grade
  • Spelling
  • Reading Word Study, R.WS.03.05, Make progress to automatically read by sight the Dolch First 1000 words for mastery in fifth grade.

Teacher-Read Stories, Independent Guided Reading


Components of a Balanced Literacy Approach, [Online: November 8, 2009.]

What Does a Balanced Literacy Approach Mean? - SEDL Reading Resources. [Online: November 8, 2009.]