Course Description: This course is designed to teach comprehension skills, reading strategies, vocabulary and spelling.
Learning Goals: This course is designed to meet Kansas state standards for 5th grade reading. These standards can be found at www.ksde.org
Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate mastery of Kansas
state standards using formal and informal assessments culminating in the
Kansas state reading assessment.
Amount of material covered is subject to change, based on the abilities of the students in the class and calendar activities.
-Reading Street Level 5
-SRA reading kit
-Reading skill boxes
-CARS(assesses student’s reading strengths and weaknesses)
-STARS(provides practice for student’s weak areas of reading)
-KCA formative tests(state assessment practice tests)
-Study Island(Computer program that teaches and enforces state standards)
-ACE(Assessment Conditioning Exercises
Because of Winn Dixie
My Side of the Mountain
Sign of the Beaver
-Novel Units- Students will read novels and do activities that allow
practice of the standards that are tested on the state assessment.
-Reading Strategies-Students will do assignments out of the STAR
reading workbook and skills boxes that allow them to practice reading
skills and strategies.
-Accelerated Reader-All students will earn 10 AR points which will be
a part of their final grade for the grading period. Each point will
count as 10 percentage points. Students will be allowed class time to
read but reading at home is also an important part of this requirement.
-Vocabulary- Various vocabulary activities will be conducted through out the year.