I use a lot of my review printables and resources from my TeachersPayTeachers store throughout the year. However in the beginning of the year, I like to use resources specifically created based on the standards I have taught so far that year. This builds the students’ confidence and makes the review truly a review and independent. To be honest, when I try to use 4th grade review resources, they often don’t work for me. The review winds up being a review lesson and takes up my instruction time. I prefer to review the 4th grade standards when I get to the corresponding 5th grade standards. For example, I review 4th grade fraction standards before moving on to 5th grade. I feel like the review is more intentional and focused that way. After about the first month or so of school, I am able to start using my resources that are standards based. By then, my students have learned new skills and are ready to tackle grade level resources based on standards. Until then, these morning work sheets do the trick.
The morning work I use in the beginning is set up as a 4 square with Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The students have Friday as a check over day or a make up day. Each page contains a variety of Math, Language, and Reading Skills.
Here are the first few weeks of morning work that I used this year (as well as a few other random weeks thrown in when I needed to review specific skills). The first week has Math only (because we were still teaching the first 20 days in Reading and have not taught any new reading skills). Some of you might be thinking these are kinda easy for 5th graders, but my group this year is extremely low (only 4 reading on grade level) so I am having to scaffold up to grade level work.
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