Daily Archives: December 3, 2012

Summaries, Résumés, Comparing and Contrasting

Reminder: Make-up Picture Day is tomorrow.

We were very busy today. Students turned in their completed résumés. Students will learn their job assignments on Wednesday. Students also worked on their “Somebody wanted, but, so” summaries that were started on Friday. Once they finished those students worked in pairs to compare and contrast their biography subjects. Their goal was to write a paragraph explaining why these two very different individuals might belong in the same museum.

I also began fluency checks with students. They should be complete by tomorrow. I will send information home, but the average fifth grader should be reading between 127-156 words per minute. Students who do not meet that benchmark will have quick fluency homework which will help them meet those goals. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.