The Fabulous Fifth started the year with a study into literacy elements of setting, characters, plot, problem and solution, conclusion and personal reaction. Using the summer reading books, students created storyboard depictions of the literacy elements from their assigned readings. Students had a choice of the following stories for their projects: Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; Frindle by Andrew Clements; Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan or Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Storyboards were on display in the 3-4-5 hallway for viewing on Back to School Night. The study of literacy elements will continue throughout the 5th grade year.