Calvert Grade 5 English Language Arts

In ELA, students will prepare for the rigor of middle school curriculum by studying complex sentence structure and reading challenging nonfiction. Structured novel study prepares students for middle school, as does the examination of multiple types of texts and writing. Students will read both fiction and nonfiction texts, and are able to write opinion pieces with strong evidential support. Student choice is at the heart of all projects, and students will write their own sci-fi narrative and choose a topic for an opinion piece on issues that impact their community.