Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by lvnlife287, Oct 25, 2013.
Oct 25, 2013
What do you use with your students? We use Write Source and I don't like it. Recommendations?
Oct 26, 2013
We use Houghton Mifflin. While it has more practice than Write Source, it still is mediocre. Some of the worksheets in 5th grade are identical to the 4th grade worksheets. Yes, word for word...unbelievable.
Mar 21, 2015
I would use Daily Language Practice from Evan Moor, I agree with Readingrules Houghton Mifflin is mediocre... and that's being nice. Good luck!
Jul 14, 2015
I'm heading into year 2 of using "Mentor Sentences" created and sold on TPT by jivey.
The premise is studying / dissecting / revising / imitating sentences from popular picture books - seeing how real authors create their sentences.
My partner teacher and I have found tremendous buy-in from our students and tremendous growth in their understanding of sentence structure and conventions.
Aug 26, 2015
I am attempting Mentor Sentences using the same program. Do you have to do a lot of pre-teaching of skills in isolation? When I ask my 5th graders to label the different parts of speech most have no idea what an article, preposition, adverb etc. are to be able to label much at all. When I ask them what they notice about the sentence on Mondays, I get a lot of blank stares.
Separate names with a comma.