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Harmon, Eric

Harmon, Eric

5th Grade ELA

Classroom Phone: 704-509-5470 ext. 460

Welcome Wildcats!

As a 19-year veteran teacher and graduate of Francis Marion University. Eric Harmon's educational philosophy is, "The doer is the learner," which means the scholar who does the work receives all the learning. Mr. Harmon has allowed this belief to drive his classroom for the past two years at SCCS, and it has transformed the lives of his 5th graders. Mr. Harmon is excited about his opportunity to continue shaping the future in this upcoming year.

Grade 5 English/Language Arts Course Description:

Instruction in grade five addresses scholars’ increasing maturity and growing sophistication in abilities. Scholars will focus on developing comprehension strategies that will enable them to manipulate grade-level texts of appropriate complexity and communicate effectively both in writing and in speaking. Scholars will begin to anchor their inquiries and responses firmly to the text, whether literary or informational, using increasingly specific and relevant evidence to support their claims and inferences. Scholars’ thinking skills will extend to identifying main idea/theme, understanding character and plot development, and evaluating the impact of word choice. Additionally, students will identify structural elements in text such as scenes and chapters, distinguish narrative voice, understand the impact of aesthetic elements, and make logical connections. A key component of Grade 5 Reading is the expectation of appropriate grade level complexity in text choices. Complexity levels are assessed based upon a variety of indicators. In addition, the grade five curriculum embraces the three major shifts:

  1. Complexity: The standards require regular practice with complex text and its academic language
  2. Evidence: The standards emphasize reading and writing grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational
  3. Knowledge: The standards require building knowledge through content rich non-fiction

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