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The Common Core Standards will be the guiding curriculum for reading instruction provided by Mrs. Hasler. Students will be taught reading strategies for fiction and non-fiction texts. They will also be exposed to a variety of genre such as historical fiction, poetry, fantasy, and factual texts. Students are expected to independently read 20-30 minutes per night at home to assist in their acquisition of reading skills. To be most beneficial, students should select books at their independent level for this purpose.

Students will also be reading in class every day. They will read for different purposes from different sources, as well as their own chosen text. An emphasis will be placed on students actively thinking about what they are reading and responding to it in writing. The goal is for them is to be able to clearly state their thinking and support it with reasoning by using examples from the text. Fifth graders can be very insightful!