October in Language Arts

October is a busy month in 5th grade language arts! The beginning of October brings the end of our time with Gilgamesh the Hero. As we end our Gilgamesh unit, the students will be writing their first paragraph of 5th grade. In addition, they will be taking a test on October 8th. Through both of these activities, students will be able to reflect on our two major explorations in our story: is Gilgamesh and hero and does Gilgamesh display hubris? The study guide for that test is can be found here: Gilgamesh test study guide.

The end of Gilgamesh bring with it the beginning of our time with the classic tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Throughout that text, we will look at how an author creates mood through word choice and setting description. We will also compile textual evidence to make an inference about the mysterious end of the story.

We will end the month of October with the beginning of The Prince of the Pauper, during which we will identify textual evidence to support many themes throughout the text. More information about those themes will be included in the November website update.