Writing workshop emphasizes the use and development of the Six Traits of writing– ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions. In addition to practicing these skills in isolation, students will produce narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive pieces by effectively completing all steps of the writing process.
The word study program addresses word recognition, vocabulary, and phonics as well as spelling. Students are provided with varying word lists to instruct particular patterns in words. Students are assessed not only on their knowledge of the proper spelling but also their understanding of the appropriate patterns.
The Fifth-Grade Reading and Writing Standards of Learning Tests are administered.