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Gateway Requirements Third Trimester

Gateway Requirements Third Trimester

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Fifth Grade “Gateway” Exhibition Requirements
One of my goals for fifth grade students is that they know how to work in anorganized, independent manner to create high quality, meaningful work.Your final exhibition will prove that you are able to do this.The following is a list of the 11 projects you must complete for your ThirdTrimester “Gateway” Exhibition and the newly instituted homework requirements.
RequirementDescriptionTimeline
Interest ProjectAnswer your driving question andthen show us what you’ve learned. Becreative with your visual aid. This willhave to be finished at home.OngoingCollege ProjectWrite letters to three colleges. Make avocabulary book of college terms.Make a poster about one of thecolleges. Write a research report aboutthe college.
This will be worked on at  school except for the poster, whichwill need to be finished at home.
 Now through early MayDetroit Poetry Tour ProjectPresent your Detroit Poetry Tour project, which will include poetrywritten about different places inDetroit as well as a collection of informational writing pieces aboutthese places.April-May
This will be worked onmainly at school and will involve at least one field trip.
Poetry BookShare the published poetry book thatyou’ve written during the course of this year.OngoingPicture BookStudents will write and illustrate a picture book that is patterned after oneof the following real books:
The Z Was Zapped 
,
The Secret Knowledgeof Grown Ups
,
 Alphabet Riddles
,
 Night Becomes Day
, or 
 If Not for theCat 
.
 Books will be made available at  school, but can also be checked out  from the library.
OR Students can write and illustrate a picture book that is a re-telling of afamous fairy tale or children’s story.May
 This will be introduced at  school but will need to be finished at home.
Author StudyChoose a famous author from a list provided by your teacher. Completeand present an “Author Study.” Thiswill involve reading at least three of this author’s books and learning this person’s biography and other factsabout them.March
This will be introduced and worked on SLIGHTLY at  school. Much will berequired at home.
 Studentsare responsible for finding their own books!

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