English Language Arts curriculum for Fifth Grade consists of grammar, spelling, writing and vocabulary development. We will use the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Journeys Common Core, as well as Sadlier School, New York Progress English Language Arts. We will also be using Scholastic classroom magazine, "StoryWorks." The students will strengthen skills while developing and organizing supporting ideas in argumentative expository, explanatory, and narrative writing. They will participate in discussions and oral presentations to further develop communication skills. All curriculum is in accordance with New York State Common Core Curriculum Standards and DRVC.