Summer Assignments - 5th Grade
4th into 5th Grade
Can you believe how this year has flown by? You’ve worked hard all year long! Now, to keep your reading skills in tip-top shape over the summer, we would like you to complete the following assignment:
- Math- Freckle: Complete 2 "Fact Fluency Boards" for a total of 25 days in the summer
- Reading- With the help of your parents, choose one chapter book to read and report about. This can be fiction or nonfiction. Have an adventure this Summer! Read something exciting.
- The book cover and title are the first things we often notice. Do not pick the book based on those aspects alone.
- Read the back cover or the inside flap of the book. This is like a movie trailer. It will give you a little bit of information about the story and its characters. If this section sounds interesting to him/her, this book may be for your child.
- Read one random page of a book. Keep track of any words that you are having trouble reading or understanding. (Don't count names) If you find less than 5 of those words on a page, this book may be a good level for you.
- Go to ARBookFind.com - Make sure your book appears on this site. Check the book level. Your STAR test will give you a range of levels of which to choose from. For example, your test report may say something like ZPD 2.8 - 4.3. You want to pick something around the middle of that range.
- Ask for help if you still need some guidance.
- Fill out a short report that is included about the book you read. Spelling, Capitalization, and punctuation must be correct.
- Take the AR test on your book when you return to school. **The report and the AR test grade will make-up the first reading grade of the first marking period of fifth/sixth grade reading.
- Read, read, and read some more! Read more books, Bible stories, magazines, the newspaper. Put the close captioning on your Netflix or Disney movie, and read the words as they are said, to see how accurate they are. If you don’t read, you will lose a lot of what you have worked for the last nine months. Besides, we’ll be waiting to hear about the great things you have read and learned about in September! We’ll share some of what we have read as well!
If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact us.
Thanks so much, have fun, be safe, and enjoy your reading!
5th Grade Teachers