Our Common Core Aligned Curriculum is based on our district adopted 2005 Houghton Mifflin Reading , the reading of individual, small shared reading and whole class novels (chapter books) and non-fiction informational text followed by the taking tests using Accelerated Reading.
Our main text book is the 2005 edition of Houghton Mifflin Reading. Mr. Curry has created Common Core aligned resources for every story. See details at www.sjteach.org/la5.html
Theme 1 Selection 1 Read Aloud Video The Pumpkin Runner
Our writing program will be Common Core aligned and based on the brand newly adopted Lucy Calkins Units of Study program
View the 5th Grade Sampler.
Students are also expected to write books for the annual Vinci Park Young Authors' Fair.u
We will use the program that goes with our Houghton Mifflin Reading program. Students can play the basic games online at the subdomain Mr. Curry created at Spelling City.
An essential part of our technologically integrated curriculum is Google Classroom, Google Drive and Hapara.
Mr, Curry is one of the district's Tech Lead Teachers and was our school's only Instructional Leader Team member in 2015-16. He has long been an innovator in integrating technology into the curriculum.
Houghton Mifflin Reading Resources
Theme 1 Nature's Fury Overview Video
- 4-1 Mariah Keeps Cool
- 4-2 Mom's Best Friend
- 4-3 Yang the Second and Her Secret Admirers
- 4-4 Dear Mr. Henshaw
- 2-1 Michelle Kwan_Heart Of A Champion CC
- 2-2 La Bamba CC
- 2-3 The Fear Place CC
- 2-4 Mae Jemisen Space Scientist CC
Access Reading Text Book and Practice Book On-line
Wordly Wise Grade 5
Below are the weekly topics for the US Studies Weekly, including a special set of issues focusing on the upcoming Presidential election in November 2016.