Language Arts

Year 5 is starting the year with non chronological writing and how this can be related to movies we have seen. This writing will incorporate parts of Science, and Social Studies.


These are a few websites which give you examples of topics to use when working with your kids and also the type of language they should be using:

https://squareheadteachers.com/2013/07/05/62-persuasive-writing-prompts-for-kids/

https://www.journalbuddies.com/writing-2/persuasive-writing-prompts-for-elementary-students/

https://www.cesegypt.com/uploaded/Primary_Booklets/2014-15/Y3/Persuasive_Writing.pdf (persuasive writing language)


Have a look at these great links to help parents assist children in their reading. Thanks Ms Ciara for finding these and sharing! Reading is vital for children to develop language skills in speaking, reading and writing. For comprehension it is so important that they discuss what they have read!!


Parent Book Talk.pdf
Before During and After Questions for Reading.pdf

Qatar National Library host some awesome events and is a great place for our students to get excited about reading. Take a look at the link for more information.

Qatar National Library

Literacy

(Just “ctrl and click” on link to go to the website)

*Please see below links to websites where you can listen to books being read aloud. This will help with fluency and expression and give good examples of how to pronounce higher order words. Also included are other websites below that will help improve English language overall.

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

http://www.justbooksreadaloud.com/

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

http://www.storytimeonline.co.uk/

*Students can design their own book:

https://www.storyjumper.com/sjeditor/edit/44948856/59e5fd14eb927

https://toontastic.withgoogle.com/ https://www.carnegielibrary.org/storymaker/

*This website is quite interesting and contains books that are interesting to this age along with math and English games:

https://www.funbrain.com/grade/5

*This is an excellent website that really is age appropriate and really goes into the different elements of a story. There's parent resources on here also for math and grammar etc.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/writing

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en

*Just some more helpful English resources that are very effective for writing stories.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/storymap/ http://www.clpgh.org/storymaker/

*Vocabulary

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/fifth-grade-vocabulary-games/

*Fun website to teach Typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

*Awesome website for students to visualise new words

https://visuwords.com

Grammar Websites

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/category/handbook/

http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_language/goforgold.html#G5

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos

https://www.funbrain.com/games/grammar-gorillas

https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/

http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_language/grammar_park.html

http://grammarmancomic.com/comics/grammarman/

Scholastic Book Club will be available this year. This helps the student build their own library at home from titles they have seen or read durig library lessons during the week.