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Language Arts

Written by Kritika Mittal and Pieris Fowler

This month we have been very busy in reading and writing. In writing, we did a lot of research and have been working on a big report.  

As you might know, February is Black History Month, so Mrs. Jaffe thought that it would be a good idea to do a research about African American inventors. Some of the people we did a research on were:

  • Madam C.J. Walker
  • Jan Matzeliger
  • Alexander Miles
  • George Washington Carver
  • Lonnie G. Johnson

There were many more people we did a research on, but those are just a few examples. We had to read about our inventor, take notes, and then write up the report. We also learned how to write a powerful lead. This has all been easier to do using the keyboards that we all have now!

In grammar, we also learned about different verb tenses. We do our homework in our textbook each night.

We were a bit sad that our lessons on poetry were over, but we got over it. We wrote poems about winter, curiosity and creativity, and making mistakes.

But we also read and wrote about poems in our reading groups. We did this to practice answering MCAS essay questions. Now we are going to read other fiction and nonfiction stories and practice writing essays about them.

For information about work that is being done in other fifth grade language arts classes, check individual teacher blogs. You can access them from the blog home page.

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