Readers Workshop Units of Study

1. Interpretation Book Clubs: Analyzing Themes

2. Tackling Complexity: Moving Up Levels in Nonfiction 

3. Raising the Level of Interpretation: Clubs, Literary Conversations, and Writing About Reading

4. Argument and Advocacy: Researching Debatable Issues

5. Study of Short Texts

6. Reading in the Content Areas: Civil Rights

7. Fantasy Book Clubs: The Magic of Themes and Symbols

Writers Workshop Units of Study

1. Narrative Craft

2. Journalism

3. Literary Essay: Opening Texts and Seeing More

4. The Research-based Argument Essay

5. Study of Short Texts

6. The Lens of History--Research Reports: Civil Rights

7. Comics

Incoming Grade Five Summer Reading/Work