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English comprises of 30 minutes of Guided Reading and 1 hour of Writing. 



We are reading 'Wonder' by RJ Palacio: 

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a severe facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school.

Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and—ultimately—kindness. Auggie is a hero for the ages, one who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.





This term we are focussing on writing Narratives. Examples of narratives will appear as we write them. 


You can still read some of last term's suspense narratives:

Useful Resources:

A list of grammar terminology can be found here: