you might want to check out some of our writing on our blogs here :
http://kidblog.org/crozet5thgrade

You also might want to ask your child what they are currently writing about on their blog.

Our current class book choices are:
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and

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Here are some questions you can ask yoru child to think about when reading Chains:


and here are some questions for Lost Star:

http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grade5/lost-star-story-amelia-earhart