Welcome to Mrs. Smith's 5th grade ELA & SS website! This is my ninth year of teaching and fifth year in 5th grade. I have a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. I am so excited to get to know you!
Tipton County Schools Vision for Literacy
Tipton County students will become critical readers, writers, and thinkers who are self-directed in their learning.
Tipton County teachers will facilitate student-directed learning and develop strong readers by effectively implementing a high quality literacy curriculum that aligns to the science of reading:
1. Explicit instruction of phonics and foundational skills in K-2
2. High quality texts that systematically build background knowledge
3. A deep focus on textual evidence and the comprehension of texts' key ideas and details