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                                   Welcome to Mrs. Kane's Website!

                       5th Grade Co-teacher/Case Manager -

                              Learning Center B4

                                       ELA - Math - Social Studies


    This site will give you an overview of what we are working on in ELA and Math.  Since ELA and Math are co-taught classes,you will find up to date information and homework assignments on the general education teacher's site.




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                                                                 Reading / Writing


    We are using Lucy Calkin's Reading and Writing programs this year.  Students will be learning about the elements of literary tests, as well as how to cite text as evidence.  They will be writing narratives, informational, opinion and memoir pieces.

    Home Reading

    Students will have 30 minutes of Home Reading every Monday through Thursday.  Please discuss with them what they have read.  Your child is asked to complete four written assignments on their Home Reading Log. Parents are asked to sign the bottom of the Log every Thursday and students are to return them to school every Friday for homework credit, unless otherwise stated in their planners. One assignment a week will be chosen, by us, as a "Response to Literature" grade.


     Leveled Readers Link   :  Novels/books are listed by grade levels with a short book description and author information.  Leveled Readers Link 2 : Lists of books by grade level.  

    Frye Word List:  This is a comprehensive list of basic sight words.  The first 300 make up 65% of all written material contained in newspaper articles, magazines, textbooks, children's stories and novels.  


    ****If you complete homework and have difficulty printing your assignments, please bring it to school on a flash drive or e-mail it to me as an attachment at:kanej@portsmouthschoolsri.org   ****




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                          Math with Mrs. Kane

    In 5th grade, we will be using a math program entitled Eureka Math, which uses the Common Core to guide the instruction. Math homework should be expected on a daily basis.  As in all classes, the work will be differentiated. 







    *Reminder* - Student planners are used to teach organizational skills and responsibility.  The planner is your best guide when looking for assignments and due dates. 

    The planners are also used as a communication tool between home and school.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding homework, please don't hesitate to jot it in the planner and I will respond in kind. 

    If you have a question or concern that you would rather not write in the planner, please don't hesitate to contact me. 



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     Social Studies :  See the general educator's site for curriculum and homework information.





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     Science : See the general educator's site for curriculum and homework information.