Dear Parents and Students,

Due to schools being closed for the remainder of the school year, fifth grade is providing students with a choice board to continue their learning at home.  Please click on files and documents to access choice board academic assignments. A new weekly choice board will be uploaded by Monday morning each week. Assignments will be monitored and feedback will be provided during 5th grade office hours. Please see Dumfries main page for teacher schedules. Know that I miss all of you and hope you are staying safe and healthy.

Respectfully,
Miss Wright

Retrieve June 8 - 12, 2020 5th Grade Learning Choice Board from Files and Documents 
     

Access online software using Clever / Office 365:

                PWCS Clever  or  PWCS Office 365

    Students should use their Office 365 login username and passwords
    Student username 365 format is: username@pwcs-edu.org


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organizational Patterns Note Page

 

Writers can organize their ideas in different ways. These ways of organizing writing are called text structures. When you can tell how a text is organized, it's easier to understand how the writer's ideas go together. You can also use these text structures to organize your own writing.

Text structure

Where you might find it

Words and phrases to look for

A sequential structure tells you about events that happen in a certain order.

a recipe for how to make a blueberry pie

first

until

second

after

next

then

before

finally

during

 

 

A cause-effect structure shows the causes and the effects, or results, of an event.

an essay about how recycling helps the environment

because

led to

since

as a result

due to

so

reason

 

 

A problem-solution structure explains a problem and offers possible solutions.

an article about ways to get more people to vote

issue

suggest

question

solve

puzzle

fix

answer

 

 

A compare-contrast structure shows how two (or more) things are the same or different.

a chapter about the differences between whales and sharks

like

unlike

too

on the other hand

both

while

same

instead

common

different

as well as

however

 

A descriptive structure tells you a list of details about an object, scene, or topic.

a paragraph about what Tyrannosaurus rex looked like

for example

near

for instance

beside

such as

most important

also