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