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Riverside Intermediate School 5 th Grade Parent Meeting. Getting from here……. to here…. Created for Althea Singletary, Principal by Tyrone Oliver, Leslie A. Shields & Ernest Tolbert -January 22, 2009. Introduction. Mrs. Althea Singletary, Principal. 5 th Grade Teaching Staff.

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Riverside Intermediate School 5th Grade Parent Meeting

Getting from here……..

to here…..

Created for Althea Singletary, Principal


Tyrone Oliver, Leslie A. Shields & Ernest Tolbert -January 22, 2009


Mrs. Althea Singletary, Principal

5 th grade teaching staff
5th Grade Teaching Staff
  • Mrs. McBurrows
  • Ms. Nicholas
  • Ms. A. Williams
  • Ms. O. Williams
  • Mrs. Carroll
  • Mrs. Davis
  • Mrs. Gilbert
  • Mrs. Granger
  • Ms. A. Jones

Thank You!

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Study Skills / Note taking
  • The Process of Study
  • How to use your time
  • Time is the most valuable resource a student has use it wisely. Avoiding study is the easiest thing in the world. It's up to you to follow the schedule you prepared. A good deal of your success in school depends on this simple truth.
  • Where to study
  • You can study anywhere. Obviously, some places are better than others. Above all, the place you choose to study should not be distracting. Distractions can build up, and the first thing you know, you're out of time. Silence is not always the best atmosphere for all children. Your child may study better if there is music or sound in the room.
  • Strategies
  • Thinking skills
  • Everybody has thinking skills, but few use them effectively. Effective thinking skills cannot be studied, but must be built up over a period of time. Good thinkers see possibilities where others see only dead-ends. If you're not a good thinker, start now by developing habits that make you ask yourself questions as you read. Talk to other students who you feel are good thinkers. Ask them what it is they do when they think critically or creatively. Often times, you can pick up valuable insights to help you become a better thinker.
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Study Skills / Note taking
  • The SQ3R method
  • The SQ3R method has been a proven way to sharpen study skills. SQ3R stands for Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review.
  • Survey - get the best overall picture of what you're going to study BEFORE you study it an any detail. It's like looking at a road map before going on a trip. If you don't know the territory, studying a map is the best way to begin.
  • Question - Ask yourself questions as you read or study. As you answer them, you will help to make sense of the material and remember it more easily .
  • Read - Reading is NOT running your eyes over a textbook. When you read, read actively. Read to answer questions you have asked yourself or questions the instructor or author has asked. Always be alert to bold or italicized print. Also, when you read, be sure to read everything, including tables, graphs and illustrations. Often times tables, graphs and illustrations can convey an idea more powerfully than written text.
  • Recite - When you recite, you stop reading periodically to recall what you have read. Try to connect things you have just read to things you already know. When you do this periodically, the chances are you will remember much more and be able to recall material.
  • Review - A review is a survey of what you have covered. It is a review of what you are supposed to accomplish, not what you are going to do. Rereading is an important part of the review process. The best time to review is when you have just finished studying something. Before an examination, do a final review.
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Study Skills / Note taking
  • The Cornell Method
  • The Cornell method provides a systematic format for condensing and organizing notes without laborious recopying. After writing the notes in the main space, use the left-hand space to label each idea and detail with a key word or "cue."
  • Method
  • Rule your paper with a 2 ½ inch margin on the left leaving a six-inch area on the right in which to make notes. During class, take down information in the six-inch area. When the instructor moves to a new point, skip a few lines. After class, complete phrases and sentences as much as possible. For every significant bit of information, write a cue in the left margin. To review, cover your notes with a card, leaving the cues exposed. Say the cue out loud, then say as much as you can of the material underneath the card. When you have said as much as you can, move the card and see if what you said matches what is written. If you can say it, you know it.
  • Advantages
  • Organized and systematic for recording and reviewing notes. Easy format for pulling out major concept and ideas. Simple and efficient. Saves time and effort. "Do-it-right-in-the-first-place" system.
  • Disadvantages
  • None
  • When to Use
  • In any lecture situation
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reading comprehension strategies at school
Reading Comprehension Strategies at school
  • Collaborate with the classroom teacher
  • Ask questions on what the class or grade level is conducting during reading
  • Ask your child’s teacher what he or she believes is your child’s strength and weakness in reading
  • Overall, learn about the reading process and grade level requirements
reading comprehension strategies at home
Reading Comprehension Strategies at Home
  • Talk with your child about his or her likes and dislikes about reading.
  • Talk with your child about their reactions to reading. If negative, explain your expectations and desires for better reading skills.
  • Attempt to control your anger, because the goal is to find solutions to the problem.
reading comprehension skills
Reading Comprehension Skills
  • Successful reading is based on a student’s ability to attempt, decode, comprehend, and retain reading material.
  • Parents need to model a willingness to read to their children. For example reading a book or daily newspaper.
  • Decoding is the ability to break a word down in order to understand the meaning of it.
  • Putting all the words together and drawing an understanding of the material is comprehension. Students should be able to infer what they have read.
  • Practicing memory games will aid students keeping newly learned material overtime that would aid at comprehension.
  • There are several handouts that you can utilize for reading strategies.
math computation skills similar to reading strategies
Math Computation SkillsSimilar to Reading Strategies
  • Collaborate with the classroom teacher
  • Ask questions on what the class or grade level is conducting during math
  • Ask your child’s teacher what he or she believes is your child’s strength and weakness is in math
  • Overall, learn about the math process and grade level requirements
math computation skills
Math Computation Skills
  • Help your child increase his or her enthusiasm for math
  • Work with your child and his/her teacher to identify areas of strength and weakness in math
  • With your child’s teacher, help find a mentor or classmate that can be helpful during math time
  • Try to avoid criticizing your child in public or in front of siblings. Calmful discussion of math difficulty could lead to finding solutions that work
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Math Computation Skills
  • Successful math strategies are based on learning general math skills, memorizing math facts, learning the language of math, and attention to detail.
  • General math skills are used in everyday situations and can be applied effortlessly
  • Help your child memorize basic math facts in a variety of ways, such as through computer games, music, etc.
  • Math has its own language. Your student needs to learn key words in math that are used in directions and word problems. Example make math word dictionary or flash cards. Practice and practice more
  • Many time students rush through math problems and will not check for mistakes. Teach your student the importance of being detailed and going back to check math work. Also, preview math material with you child.
critical thinking skills
Critical Thinking Skills

The ultimate goal is for youth to employ critical-thinking strategies in everyday life without prompting from parents and teachers. Reasoning at high levels is one of the most valuable skills parents can foster in their children, one that will prepare them for success.—Elizabeth Shaunessy, PhD

  • Critical thinking is that type of thinking that goes beyond a yes or no answer.
  • It allows for:
    • multiple responses
    • unspecified answers
    • various perspectives and interpretations.
  • This kind of thinking assists individuals in their quest for greater understanding and responsible, independent inquiry.

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Critical Thinking Skills
  • Nurturing Critical Thinking at Home
  • Parents should also foster critical thinking at home. Ask questions that lack a single correct answer, and ask them casually, rather than quizzing your child.
  • For example, if your child loves chess and likes to play it on a chessboard or a computer, you may want to ask questions like the following:
    • Why do you think you are more successful in face-to-face chess matches than in electronic chess games? (Analysis)
    • If you could develop a new format for chess that would appeal to others, what would it look like?
    • Why would you pick those design features?
    • How would they make others want to learn the game?

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Critical Thinking Skills
  • Parents can demonstrate critical thinking by:
  • pondering aloud the most efficient way to do household chores
  • considering the most economical purchase to make at the grocery store
  • monitoring your progress toward your personal goals
  • or approaching social issues in your community
  • Describing how you think and solve problems is the

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  • Many of the core words that 5th Grade students are expected to know, have been seen or reviewed in previously grades
  • Your student should have seen them in previous while readings or heard them in everyday conversations
  • By practicing or going over the core words with your student, he or she should improve in reading or math words problems
The Annual Georgia

Criterion Reference Competency Test


  • The 5th grade is a critical year for your child regarding the Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT).
  • Promotion to the next grade is influenced by whether or not your child passes the CRCT.
  • The link listed here accesses the CRCT practice web site that we use here at the school. Once user id’s and passwords have been given to your child, you will be able to access this site from any computer.
  • If you do not have a computer at home, you can use the library or come to the school and use the computers in the Parent Resource Room to work with your child using this site.

Additional 5th Grade Online Practice Links

  •,1,Georgia Performance Standards for Fifth Grade
  • The conclusion of the matter is that your child’s education is the only reason that we are in this meeting tonight.
  • With us working together, we can make a difference in your child’s life…..