By 5th grade, children are expected to develop a keen interest in literature and continue to expand their vocabulary.
They are also expected to be able to synthesize all the new information and use it constructively.
Then each child predicts what the ending will be and writes it down on a piece of paper, and the child who read the book writes down the correct ending.
The teacher then collects the papers and reads them aloud, and the children vote on which response they think is correct.
Some fifth-graders have a hard time making inferences about what characters in a story are feeling, but this game can help.
Each child receives a card with a type of emotion written on it.
By the time students reach fifth grade, they have mastered the basics of reading, yet they still must tackle several aspects of reading comprehension.
Rather than relying on rote worksheets to practice these skills, you can motivate students by introducing various concepts through interactive classroom games.
Perles has written, edited and developed curriculum for educational publishers.
She writes online articles about various topics, mostly about education or parenting, and has been a mother, teacher and tutor for various ages.