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Fifth Grade Homework, What to expect?

Homework is a crucial part of your child's active learning process and essential to their academic progress. Please make sure that all homework is completed daily. 

Tips: "Use these examples to help you check your writing."

*  The first letter of each sentence should begin with a capital letter.

Ruth bought new blue sneakers. The sign blew away in the storm. Did she try out for soccer last year?

*  The pronoun / is always spelled with a capital letter.

Ahmed and I ate lunch together.

Sheila and I went swimming.

I feed my goldfish every morning.

*   If the subject of a sentence is a singular noun, the verb should also be singular.

Jeremy bakes oatmeal cookies. Tonya paints with watercolors. The chair rocks back and forth.

*   If the subject is plural, the verb should also be plural.

Vidya and Joanna study science. Women play the drums in our band. The planets rotate around the sun.

*   Every sentence ends with punctuation in the form of a period, question mark, or exclamation point.

My friend is a good baseball player. Where did Jamie find her keys? Don't run across the street!

*  Commas separate words in a series.

We like to swim, hike, and play basketball. The farmer raises goats, sheep, and chickens. Customers can choose water, milk, orange juice, or apple juice.