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Curriculum

Core Curricular Primary Resources

  • Everyday Mathematics
  • STC Science

        5th Grade Units of Study

            Ecosystems

            Floating & Sinking

            Food Chemistry

        6th Grade Units of Study

            Microworlds
            Energy, Machines, & Motion
            Catastrophic Events

 

  • The Comprehension Toolkit by Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudvis

        Reading Strategies focus on these skills:

            Monitor Comprehension
            Activate & Connect
            Ask Questions
            Infer Meaning
            Determine Importance
            Summarize & Synthesize

       Genre Study - In-depth study of characteristics of each type of genre
            5th Grade Genres - Science Fiction and Historical Fiction
            6th Grade Genres - Diaries & Letters and Realistic Fiction

            Independent Reading Requirement per JPS Curricula Continua
            - 20 minutes per day/100 minutes per week
  

  • Write Source Language Arts

        Writing Instruction focuses on these forms:
            Descriptive Writing
            Narrative Writing
            Expository Writing
            Persuasive Writing
            Creative Writing
            Research Writing
            Writing Response to Literature

  • TCI Social Studies

            5th Grade – United States: Making a Nation

            6th Grade – Geography Alive! Regions and People

 

  • Beyond the Classroom Experiences

            5th Grade
                JA Biztown – Manage a city for a day

            6th Grade
                Jenks Wild – Environmental camp

  • Curricular Websites:

                
    Study Island - CRT Test Preparation

                
    EMGames - Math practice

                
    aaamath - Math practice
  • Homework Policy
    • Our objective at JEI is that any homework be a quality assignment that is an extension of something begun during the school hours

    • The Jenks District Homework Policy for fifth and sixth grade students is as follows:

    • Homework shall be a maximum of 30-45 minutes combined time per night between the student’s core content team teachers. This may vary if a student is enrolled in advanced classes such as Algebra, which is considered a middle school class.
    • Students will have a designated procedure for recording homework assignments in their agendas
    • Completion of homework is the student’s responsibility; however, students may seek help from family members.
    • Following a school absence, it is the student’s responsibility to complete work upon return.  The student will have at least the same number of days to complete work as number of days absent.

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