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OAKS Assessment Dates

old oakHere are the OAKS testing dates for reading and math in grades 4/5. Please make every effort for your child to be present for testing to avoid having to make up tests during regularly scheduled instructional time. Also, for a successful testing experience, plan ahead so that your child gets plenty of sleep and a good breakfast. Thanks. If you have questions, contact Mr. Evers or Mrs. Reed.

Mrs. Reohr’s Math Group:  March 5-7

Mr. Evers and Mrs. Reed’s Math Groups April 22-26

Mr. Evers, Dr. Mears, and Mrs. Reed’s Reading Groups April 15-19

5th Grade Science TBA

Make up Testing TBA


Close and Critical Reading

Dr. Mears has been teaching our fourth and fifth graders how to read and analyze reading fiction and non-fiction test at a deeper level. Students focus on four different components:

  • What the text says (most important words/phrases, important ideas, summarizing)
  • How the text describes. (genre, mood, organization, imagery, figures of speech)
  • What the text means (theme, author’s purpose)
  • How the text connects with him or herself (similarities, how it relates to self)

This week fifth graders are reading and analyzing  More than Anything Else by Marie Bradbury which is a book about Booker T. Washington.

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