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We did it! (End of first week of 5 th grade). Mrs. Burton’s homeroom. Language Arts. Reading Writing Spelling & Vocabulary Listening & Speaking. In- class Reading. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (?) Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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Mrs burton s homeroom

We did it! (End of first week of 5th grade)

Mrs. Burton’s homeroom

Language arts
Language Arts



Spelling & Vocabulary

Listening & Speaking

In class reading
In- class Reading

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (?)

Bridge to Terabithiaby Katherine Paterson

Book Club Leveled Novels

Short stories, nonfiction, poetry, Reader’s Theater, and skills passages

Research Unit (possibly paired with biography unit)

Class Read Aloud

Daily SSR


Major compositions: a personal narrative, a persuasive, and an expository research piece

Numerous shorter pieces spanning all modes, including poetry and summary

Grammar lessons and spelling skills will be integrated into the writing curriculum and average.

Social studies

Social Studies

Overview of American History

History Alive! curriculum with individual student workbooks (Thanks, PTA!)

Nifty 50 club
Nifty 50 Club

  • Students memorize location and abbreviations of all states as well as their capital cities.

Current events
Current Events

  • Class set of student magazine Junior Scholastic

  • Occasional current event articles (and even political cartoons) brought from home

  • Study of nonfiction text features, isolated reading skills, note taking, and summarizing

Staying informed
Staying Informed

Read & sign your student’s planner every night.

Read information and look over graded work in Wednesday folders.

Check your email.

Make use of Study Buddy numbers in planners when assignment confusion arises.

Visit my webpage regularly (navigate from LWB page>teacher websites>5th grade, Burton).

Register for txConnect via the LISD website to monitor grades.

Contact information
Contact Information

  • Email:

  • Phone: 570-6100

  • Conferences: 8:10-8:40, M, W, or F and before school

Volunteers needed
Volunteers Needed

Survival Expert Speaker

Dust Bowl Expert Speaker


Expert in American History or American landmarks/historic sites

Colonial Craft or culture expert

Anyone using L.A. or American History skills in their daily jobs

ROOM REP!!!!!!

Quiz time
Quiz Time

Pick up an index card and pen or pencil. Put your name and your student’s name on the top line and number from 1-6. Prepare to take a fifth-grade mini quiz. Give your card to Mrs. Burton as you exit so that it can be scored. Good luck!

3 correct answers= 1 reward ticket for your student

6 correct answers=2 reward tickets for your student

Quiz questions
Quiz Questions

Identify the adverb in the following sentence: We quickly devoured the delicious dessert.

Identify the figurative language used in sentence 1.

Name the author of the Declaration of Independence.

Write the plural possessive form of student.

What land purchase doubled the size of the U.S.?

What is the name of the first ten amendments to the Constitution?