Quarter 1 Week 1 Lesson Plans (Aug.14-Aug.18)

TeacherAlicia Pryce
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level5
Week #1
Unit of InstructionModule 1
Standard(s) Taught

ELA (Reading and Writing)

Students will quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (LAFS.5.RL.1.1)

Students will summarize fiction and informational text. (LAFS.5.RL.1.2/LAFS.RI.1.2)

Students will compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts. (LAFS.5.RI.2.5)

Students will write opinion pieces on topics of texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. (LAFS.5. W.1.1)

Students will demonstrate the command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (LAFS.5.L.1.1)

Social Studies

Students will evaluate the importance of civic responsibility in American Democracy. (SS.5.C.2.4)

Students will identify ways good citizens go beyond basic civil and political responsibility to improve government and society. (SS.5. C.2.5)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  • Students will identify the most important points of a paragraph or whole text in 1-2 sentences.
  • Students will use text marking to identify important information while reading.
  • Students will summarize a fiction story or an informational article in 5-7 sentences, using details from the text.
  •  Students will identify the different ways texts can be structured (chronological, problem/solution, cause/effect, sequence/process, description/spatial, compare and contrast).
  • Students will compare and contrast characteristics of texts from various genres (fiction and informational).
  • Students will use strategies to select books that are a “good fit” for them to read independently.


  • Students will identify, write, and describe the difference between the 4 types of sentences (declarative, exclamatory, interrogative, imperative).
  • Students will write a paragraph of at least 6 sentences about a selected topic. The paragraph will include an introductory sentence and a concluding sentence.
  • On a given topic, students will select a point of view and write about it, using supportive evidence.

Social Studies

  • Students will identify responsibilities citizens are expected to fulfill.
  • Students will evaluate the importance of civic responsibilities in American democracy. Examples may include, but are not limited to, respecting the law, voting, serving on a jury, paying taxes, keeping informed on public issues, and protesting.
  • Students will describe what could happen to a democracy if no one went beyond basic civic and political responsibilities. Examples may include, but are not limited to, running for office, initiating changes in laws or public policy, working on political campaigns, and working with others on civic issues.


Classroom Activities
  • Whole Group Instruction- Students will complete interactive ELA notebook pages on “Types of Sentences”, “How to Write a Paragraph”, and “Text Marking”. Students will also participate in a discussion about citizenship and the roles and responsibilities of citizens.
  • Small Group Instruction- Students will participate in centers that cover the standards for the week. There will be 6 centers: small group, independent reading, writing, comprehension, technology, and vocabulary.
Assignments Due

In Class:

  • Students will write a 6 sentence paragraph that includes an introductory sentence and a concluding sentence about a topic of their choosing. Paragraph will need to include capitalization at the beginning of each sentence and proper punctuation at the end of each sentence.
  • Students will read, text mark, and answer comprehension questions about the article “Who We Are”. This will be used to model the expectations for the weekly homework article that will begin next week.
  • Students will complete their “Friends Wanted” writing assignment. Students will complete a rough draft and will revise, edit, and publish the final project by Friday (8/26).
  • On Friday, students will take a diagnostic reading comprehension assessment covering the standards that will be taught during the unit. 


  • Please return all forms (emergency card, parent/student handbook acknowledgement, park permission slip) to Ms. Drager by Friday, August 18th. 


Additional Resources

5th grade is using Class Dojo (www.classdojo.com) to communicate information about student behavior in class. Sign up papers for Class Dojo went home last week. If you are having trouble signing up or did not receive the information, please email your student’s homeroom teacher.