Ms. Ellis
                       Special Education Teacher for 5th grade
                          email:; Room 617

                                 Page last updated: 06/12/2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
I have had a wonderful year working with all of my students.  I know this year has been different, we have learned and worked hard, and the students should be proud of themselves.  

Below is work for students to complete during the summer.  This work will not take more than an hour and a half a day and it is important for students to keep using the skills that they have worked so hard for.  I encourage all our students going to 6th grade to do this work.  

I hope that you all have a safe and wonderful summer vacation.  
If there is anything you need over the summer, of if you have any questions, please email me at   

Ms. Ellis

PWCS Home Learning
Yearly Instructional Pacing At-A-Glance - 5

Summer Learning 


  • Read for 30 minutes every day.  You can read your own book, or use EPIC, or Raz Kids.

  • Then complete one of the actives below based on if the story is a fiction or non-fiction book.

  • Fiction

  • Give me a brief summary of the story. (What was the story about?)

  • Tell me the main idea or main lesson from this story.

  • What was ___’s (character) purpose when he/she ___ (action) in the story. Use details from the story in your answer.

  • Name two reasons why (name 2-3 characters from the story) agree or disagree about ____. What is your opinion about this issue?

  • Using details from the story, name two character traits that describe ___ (name of character).

  • Use details from the story to describe the relationship between ___ and ___ (characters from the story).

  • Describe ___’s actions in the story. How does this person’s actions affect the story’s ending?

  • Come up with another title for this story and explain why it is a good title for the story.

  • What does ___ (sentence) mean in this book? How do you know?

  • How are ___ and ___ different? How are they the same?

  • Non-Fiction

  • What is this book/story about? What do you think the author wanted you to learn from reading it?

  • What’s the main idea from this book? Use details from the text to explain why this is the main idea.

  • Explain how ___ works. How do you know?

  • Name at least 2 characteristics of ___. Use details from the book in your answer.

  • Name at least 2 text features used in this book. Explain how these text features supported your understanding of the text.

  • Name three ways the text says ___ can happen.

  • Explain the process of ___. Use details from the book to support your answer.

  • What would happen if the steps in ___ (process) happened out of order?

  • What does ___ (vocabulary word) mean? How do you know?

  • What does ___ (phrase or sentence from the text) mean? How do you know?

  • What caused ___ to happen?

  • What effect did ___ have on ___?



Summer writing journal – write each day of your summer vacation
Click here to go to summer writing activities




1. Click here to go on Dreambox

2. Click here to play math investigations games

3. Click here for fun math activities





Sunglasses and beach hat

Have a great Summer!!!