"This is the kind of information I need inorder to incourage my fifth-grade
son to read and take reading test. Thank you very much."
"The article tells us what the fifth-grader is expected to know. These are
goals. It tells us nothing about how the goals are to be achieved.
Fifth-graders today in Central Florida were no taught true phonics in the
traditional sense. I suspect that this has been true for many school
districts nationwide. They were taught to 'site read' words as a whole.
The result is that most of them do not read fluently at their grade level
because instead of deconstructing a word into syllables and using the
syllables to reconstruct the word; they tend to guess at what at how a
word is pronounced based on how the word looks. As we know, reading is the
key to understanding other subject matter besides reading. So,
essentially many students today are unable to perform well in reading and
other subjects simply because they have had very inadequate and faulty
approach to learning how to read initially.
What a disservice we have perpetrated on our elementary aged children."
"This article helped me a lot!!!!!! i give my thanks to the author
"thank you very much for this helpful information.I have learned alot from
"To the person asking for AR quiz lists: go to ARBOOKFIND.com. That will
show you which books match up! Keep up the good job! "
"it needs to be more fun"
"i think this article is a great article when youre reflecting the basics
of comprehension and and information gathering that the normal fifth
grader can expand my daughter is in fifth grade and is going into the
sixth grade and she is very famatical and she did more information
gathering and had strong comprehension so this article is basicly great
explaining the fifth graders learning expansion"
"ummm, yes im only 14 and i want to become an 5th grade teacher can you give
me some tips??"
"Thank you very much for this Article.. This helps me understand how to and
what to guide my kid during her 5th grade time.."
"thanks for all the help that you gave me thank you very much"
"This is a great idea for 'hands-on' learners. My son is Dyslexic & this really helps him to express his ideas on how the book relates to him. It also is useful in geting him to finish the book as a 'reward' "
"Good Article. Maybe this idea is allready available, but I would like a list of titles that I'm comfortable having my child read with having to pre-read each one. Also, my child is fairly picky reader, but loves to read in that she will re-read books. Re-reading doesn't count towards her word count. At our school we have AR (Accelerated Reader) and the CST list (level) CA reading list, but no cross reference to make sure a book has an AR test (word count is pushed at our school). With this cross reference, having a description of the book (selling point) would help my daughter choose books that both interest and challenger her at her reading level."
"This information is very helpful, but I would also like to know who are some of the appropriate authors for children in the fifth grade. Thank you so much."