Benchmark Literacy


-This program is a Common Core focused Benchmark Literacy program.

- It focuses on the use of whole group reading instruction, differentiated small group guided reading groups, word work, and a writer’s workshop framework.

-Word Study (a new approach to "spelling") focuses on pattern of words, not just the memorization.

What does Benchmark Literacy focus on in 5th Grade?

UNIT #                    SKILL

            1                                  Main Idea & Supporting Details

            2                                  Text Importance & Sequence of Events

            3                                  Visualizing & Making Inferences

            4                                  Fix Up Monitoring & Summarizing

            5                                  Text Importance & Comparing and Contrasting

            6                                  Making Connections & Cause and Effect

            7                                  Making Inferences & Drawing Conclusions

            8                                  Summarizing and Synthesizing & Evaluating Author's Purpose

            9                                  Making Connections & Distinguishing and Evaluating Fact and Opinion

            10                                 Asking Questions & Making Judgements.

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