Being able to respond in writing to an open response question is a skill that 5th graders need to master. It is also one of the hardest things to get them to do. Why is this so hard? I have asked myself this question over and over again. I truly believe that in our fast-paced, wait for nothing lives taking the time to write out a thorough response to a question is absolutely foreign to today’s students. It shouldn’t be! Answering a constructed response questions thoroughly will be a focus in 5th grade at DES this week. This is a great video lesson below.
I love to play games that help me learn. I know that you do too! Here is a link to a game that will help you master context clues.
Monday & Tuesday – Learning Log Pages
Wednesday – Study Vocabulary
Thursday & Friday – Read for AR Points