ELA stands for English Language Arts, and it covers the overlapping subjects of Reading, Language, and Spelling.
Reading - Throughout the year we work on many reading skills, including comprehension, recognizing text features and structures, making inferences, identifying figurative language, recognizing elements of literature, sequencing, and much more.
Language - In fifth grade we focus on the parts of speech, their use within writing, and the mechanics of our language.
Spelling - Each week we focus on a different skill or spelling skill. Students work on a lesson which is due on Thursday, and they take a test on the words on Friday
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