~ Reading Class Information

Welcome to 2020!!!!!!
Our next novel will be....

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To increase your child's success in preparation for 6th grade, students will begin writing their own vocabulary list to study for this novel study. 
They will also be given multiple chances to begin learning to write their own notes. As we continue on to the end of the year, I will guide them in being responsible for more and more of their own novel notes.  I will still guide them in how to take helpful hints and notes while reading as well as guide them in what they need to prepare for exams. This is a great way for students to better prepare themselves for their upcoming learning years! One thing that will help prepare your student is to discuss with them what they learn each day! With your help, my guidance, and your student's hard work, I know they will succeed in so many ways! 

Students will be given a test on 5th Grade Reading Skills Terminology on January 31st. This will be a terms multiple choice test. Students can also practice for this test on Quizlet under the name "Reading Skills Terminology". 

Reading Skills Terminology Study Guide 1. main idea - what the passage is about in one sentence 2. details - information that explains the main idea 3. author’s purpose - reason for writing: entertain, persuade, inform, describe, share 4. inference - to read between the lines (not directly stated, but present in the passage) 5. effect - the direct result of an action 6. cause - the produces of a reaction 7. context clues - using the surrounding information to define a word 8. compare - the similarities between things 9. contrast - the differences between things 10. tone - the attitude (sound) of the author 11. mood - how the reader is meant to feel in a story 12. opinion - cannot be proven 13. fact - can be proven 14. bias - a personal judgement 15. summarize - contains the main points of the selection 16. paraphrase - to rewrite in your own words 17. plot - exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution 18. characterization - describes both physical and personality traits of characters 19. theme - universal message of a story 20. figurative language - the use of words that go beyond their ordinary meaning and spark your imagination to figure out the author’s meaning