Fifth Grade | Prairie Hills Elementary

Welcome to 5th Grade at Prairie Hills Elementary! ​​​​

We are so excited that you're here!

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Ms. White, Ms. Van Dale, Mr. Vancil

Shaun Vancil (email)

Laura Van Dale (email)

Kara White (email)

​Fifth Grade Quarterly Focus

​Literacy Structure:
The Daily Five is a way of structuring the reading block so every student is independently engaged in meaningful literacy tasks. These research based tasks are ones that will have the biggest impact on student reading and writing achievement, as well as help foster children who love to read and write. Students receive explicit whole group instruction and then are given independent practice time to read and write independently while I provide focused, intense instruction to individuals and small groups of students.  So, what are the Daily Five?
  • Read to Self
  • Work on Writing
  • Read to Someone
  • Listen to Reading
  • Word Work

Literacy Strategies: CAFE is the organization of the reading strategies taught during the Daily 5 time. CAFE is the acronym for four major components of reading:

  • C for Comprehension: I understand what I read.
  • A for Accuracy: I read the words as they are written in the text.
  • F for Fluency: I read accurately with expression and understand what I read.
  • E for Expanding Vocabulary: I know, find, and use interesting and academic words.  


Below are the strategies on which your student will be assessed this quarter: 

Q1 Literacy Learning Targets 5th.pdf



​This quarter your student will be working on writing narrative stories.

 Narrative Writing Checklist.PDF


​Engage NY Module 1

Place value and multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals.

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Studying the effects of weathering and erosion on Earth's surface.
​Social Studies
Developing map and geography skills.
​How can I help my student at home?

​Typing Club-- Access through your student google drive

Multiplication Fact Fluency Practice

Listen to your student read nightly