-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?
1 Main Idea
& Supporting Details
Importance & Sequence of Events
& Making Inferences
4 Fix Up
Monitoring & Summarizing
Importance & Comparing and Contrasting
Connections & Cause and Effect
Inferences & Drawing Conclusions
and Synthesizing & Evaluating Author's Purpose
Connections & Distinguishing and Evaluating Fact and Opinion
Questions & Making Judgements.