Fifth graders at Grange Hall are getting ready for the Virginia SOL Writing Test. We spend lots of language arts time learning how to craft and compose a multi-paragraph narrative. Each child learns how to edit and revise his/her work to effectively communicate a descriptive piece of writing. In reading, fifth graders refine their comprehension and analytical skills of fiction, nonfiction and historical fiction texts. They reinforce the essential skills of summarizing, questioning the author, and making connections to clarify meaning and determine importance when reading individually leveled and grade level texts and novels. By the end of fifth grade, our students are well prepared to read and write in middle school!