Writing Homework

Packets given out first day of each week; due the last day of the week

Wonders: Unit 4 "It’s Up to You"

Week 1: "Sharing Stories" Due: 01/17

Students will continue to learn how to identify, segment, and spell multi-syllable words with a focus on words with final /el/ and /en/. Students will continue learning subject-verb agreement with a focus on pronoun antecedents (the word the pronoun replaces).

Spelling List:

  • Words with Final /el/ and /en/”: slogan, woolen, listen, heron, frighten, lengthen, captain, mountain, sandal, signal, global, bushel, marvel, barrel, practical, pretzel, fable, chuckle, angle, nozzle 
    • Review Words: scissors, pillar, governor
    • Challenge Words: dungeon, salmon

Wonders Tier 2 Intervetion: Phonics/Spelling (PH) & Writing/Grammar (WG); Harcourt (HC) Grade 5 Skills: Spelling & Language Arts (LA)     Newmark (NM) Learning 5: Conquer Grammar

  1. “Words with /en/ and /el/” PH25; “Singular and Plural Pronouns,” WG10
  2. “Final Stable Syllables,” PH64; HC Gr 5 LA Skills, “Agreement of Pronouns” p. 18
  3. Harcourt Grade 5 Skills: Spelling; “Words with /el/” pp. 122, 123
  4. NM Learning 5: Conquer Grammar; “Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement,” pp. 28, 29

Week 2, “Discoveries” Due: o1/24

Students will continue to learn how to identify, segment, and spell multi-syllable words with a focus on words with prefixes. Students will learn that some prefixes are “absorbed” into the root word.  We don’t say conmittee, because it is difficult to pronounce. Instead, we say committee. Students will continue learning about pronouns (the word the pronoun replaces) with a focus on different kinds of pronouns: subject, object, relative, and reflexive. 

Spelling List: “Words with Prefixes”

  • unusual, unaware, refreeze, rewrap, nonspecific, underwater, unfriendly, replenish, disconnect, misguide, regain, unfinished, reunite, discourage, overwhelm, repaired, unimportant, rediscover, dishonest, submerge  
    • Review Words: Listen, signal, fable
    • Challenge Words: impatiently, inaccurate

Wonders Tier 2 Intervention: 

  1. “Prefixes re-, pre” PH32; “Subject and Object Pronouns,” WG11
  2. “Prefixes un-, de-, non-, dis-, mis,” PH33; “Interrogative, Reflexive, and Intensive Pronouns” WG12
  3. “Prefixes sub-, over” PH35; “Indefinite and Relative Pronouns,” WG 13     
  4. “Absorbed Prefixes,” PH38

Week 3, “Take Action” Due 01/31

Students will continue to learn how to identify, segment, and spell multi-syllable 
Words with a focus on homographs (words that are spelled the same, but have different meanings and sometimes pronunciations). Students will continue learning about pronouns (the word the pronoun replaces) with on pronoun/verb agreement. 

Spelling List:

  • “Homographs”
  • contest, permits, desert, conduct, research, content, rebel, subject, contract, excuse, protest, present, minute, refuse, entrance, combat, insert, compact, conflict, extract
    • Review Words: unusual, rewrap, dishonest
    • Challenge Words: affect, effect

Wonders Tier 2 Intervention (PH, WG) & Kelly Wingate Grammar 

  1. “Homophones,” PH76; “Pronoun-Verb Agreement,” WG14
  2. “Homographs,” PH77; “Pronouns, Contractions, Homophones,” WG17
  3. “Homophones & Homographs,” p. 98; “ Subject & Object Pronouns,” p. 11
  4. “Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Homographs,” p. 99; “Indefinite Pronouns,” p. 14  
     

Week 4, “Consider Our Resources" Due: 02/07

Students will continue to learn how to identify, segment, and spell multi-syllable 
Words with a focus on words ending in -cher and -ture/-sure. Students will continue learning about pronouns (the word the pronoun replaces) with a focus on possessive pronouns. 

Spelling List: “words ending in -cher and -ture/-sure”

  • rancher, searcher, pressure, future, butcher, measure, pleasure, mixture, treasure, feature, pasture, creature, lecture, gesture, nature, fracture, moisture, stretcher, legislature, azure
    • Review Words: contest desert, entrance
    • Challenge Words: miniature, disclosure

Practice: Wonders Tier 2 Intervention (PH/WG); HarCourt Spelling Skills (HC); Kelly Wingate Grammar (KW) ; Newmark Conquer Grammar (NM); and Scholastic Great Grammar Practice

  1. “Words that end with /cher/ and /zher/,” PH26; “Possessive Pronouns,” WG15
  2. HC “Words with /er/,” pp. 126-127 ; KW “Possessive Pronouns,” p. 12
  3. HC “Words with -tion or -ture,” pp. 134-135; NM “Possessive Pronouns,” p. 26
  4. Scholastic Great Grammar Practice, “Possessive Pronouns,” p. 27 

Week 5, “Express Yourself” Due: 02/14

Students will continue to learn how to identify, segment, and spell multi-syllable words with a focus on words with suffixes -ance and -ence. Students will continue learning about possessive pronouns with a focus on contractions and homophones. 

Spelling List: “Suffixes -ance and -ence”

  • distance, importance, balance, attendance, absence, performance, dependence, substance disturbance, appearance, assistance, ignorance, brilliance, ambulance, residence, radiance, resistance, reluctance, persistence, hesitance
    • Review Words: creature, measure, rancher
    • Challenge Words: vigilance, inference

Practice: Wonders Tier 2 Intervention (PH,WG); HarCourt Spelling Skills (HCSS), and Language Arts (HCLA); Scholastic Spelling Secrets (SSS)

  1. “Suffixes -ant, -ent, -ance, and -ence,” PH47; SSS, “There, their, or They’re,” p. 29 
  2. HCSS “Suffixes,” p. 87 ; HCLA “Homographs and Homophones,” p. 85
  3. SSS “Which Word?” p. 25; HCSS “More Words with Suffixes,” pp. 130 - 131
  4. HCLA “Homophones and Homographs,” “Words with Multiple Meanings,” and “Troublesome Words,” pp. 78, 80, 81 

No Homework for Week of February 18 - 21

Wonders: Unit 5: “What’s Next”

Week 1, “New Perspectives” Due: 02/28

Students will continue to learn how to identify, segment, and spell multi-syllable 
Words with a focus on words with suffixes. Students will begin learning about independent and dependent clauses with a focus on expository/explanatory multi-paragraph essays. 

Spelling List: “Suffixes”

  • serious, furious, eruption, usually, direction, position, forgetful, comfortable, finally, destruction, apparently, completely, eventually, carefully, microscopic, allergic, scientific, safety, activity, sickness 
    • Review Words: distance, ambulance, substance
    • Challenge Words: aquatic, mathematics

Practice: Wonders Tier 2 Intervention Phonics/Spelling (PH); Vocabulary (V); & Writing/Grammar (WG)

  1. “Suffixes -ful, -ly,  -y, PH42; “Suffixes -ful, -y, -less, -ly,” V151 
  2. “Grade 5, Unit 5, Week 1 Vocabulary Words” V89;“Suffixes -ion, -tion, -ation, -ition,” PH44
  3. “Suffixes-ous, -able, -ence, -ion,” V154; “Independent & Dependent Clauses,” WG51
  4. Explanatory Essay: Multiple Paragraphs,” WG68

Week 2, “Better Together” Due: 03/06

Students will learn how to differentiate between homophones using context clues. Students will continue learning about complex sentences with a focus on essential and nonessential clauses. 

Spelling List: “Homophones”

  • sweet, suite, pray, prey, poll, pole, waste, waist, manor, manner, pier, peer, currant, current, presence presents, council, counsel, stationery, stationary 
    • Review Words: eruption, forgetful, allergic
    • Challenge Words: kernel, colonel

Practice: Wonders Tier 2 Intervention Vocabulary (V) & Writing/Grammar (WG)

  1. “Grade 5, Unit 5, Week 2 Vocabulary Words,” V90; “Using Homophone Clues,” V139 
  2. “Complex Sentences,” V49; “Explanatory Essay,” WG74
  3. “Homographs and Homophones,” V170; “Varying Sentence Structure,” WG83
  4. “Explain & Sequence Steps,” WG79; “Directions to a Place,” WG80