Writing Grade 5-Archived

Reading and Writing Focus:
Guiding Questions:
What are rules to live by?    How do people communicate these "rules"?
How does figurative language and word choice affect the tone and meaning of a text?

    Big Ideas:
People develop "rules to live by" through their own experience.
These "rules to live by" are communicated through a variety of literary modes.
An author's word choice affects the tone and meaning of a text.

Completed reading: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Currently reading a variety of articles on one of the following topics:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Healthy Choices

After selecting the topic, students will research then form their own rules to live by.