Language Arts


Character Traits

Story Terms and 

Elements of Characterization

Evaluating Internet Sources

Mood and Tone

Show Me, Don't Tell Me!

Video Link: Show Me Writing

Using Quotation Marks 

5th Grade Read Aloud

   Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks.

   Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, and that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past.

 Figurative Language

We have been working on identifying figurative language in our reading and effectively using this language in our writing to make our stories more descriptive and interesting.  Most of our focus has been on similes and metaphors, yet we will learn the various forms throughout this first quarter.



Please enjoy the video link below. PLOT RAP

Great Language Arts Links


5th Grade ELA Standards