Quarter 4 Weeks 3,4, and 5 Lesson Plans (Apr. 2nd- Apr. 20)

TeacherAlicia Pryce
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level5
Week #31-33
Unit of InstructionModule 4
Standard(s) Taught


ELA (Reading and Writing)

LAFS.5.RL.1.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

LAFS.5.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

LAFS.5.RI.2.6: Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

LAFS.RL.2.6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

LAFS.5.RL.1.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

LAFS.5.RL.4.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

LAFS.5.RL.3.9 Compare and Contrast stories in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics

LAFS.5.RI.1.3: Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

LAFS.5.SL.1.2 Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

LAFS.5.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Social Studies

SS.5.A.1.2 Utilize timelines to identify and discuss American History time periods.

SS.5.A.5.1 Identify and explain significant events leading up to the American Revolution.

SS.5.A.5.2 Identify significant individuals and groups who played a role in the American Revolution.

SS.5.C.2.1 Differentiate political ideas of Patriots, Loyalists, and “undecideds” during the American Revolution.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will identify and decompose words into their parts (prefix, root, suffix).

Students will use their knowledge of common prefixes and suffixes in order to define unknown words.

Students will use various strategies (e.g., context clues, root words, affixes) to determine the meaning of words and phrases.

Students will analyze an author’s words and find quotes needed to support both explicit and inferential questions.

Students will identify basic points of view as first person (narrator tells about her/himself; “I”), second person (narrator talks directly to reader; “you”), or third person (narrator tells about others; “he/she/it”).


Students will determine a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view in a text.


Students will describe how events in a text are influenced by point of view.


Students will compare (determine similarities and differences) how stories in the same genre can communicate the same theme or topic.

Students will define point of view as how the author feels about the situation/topic of a text.


Students will determine an author’s point of view (What do they know about the author’s opinions, values, and/or beliefs?) and explain his/her purpose for writing the text.


Students will analyze how various authors develop the same event or topic and determine how each author’s point of view affects the text.


Students will revise and edit an informational essay for proper punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure.

Students will write and edit sentences using proper subject/verb agreement.

Students will use transitions to introduce new topics to their writing.

Students will identify the components of an introduction and will write an introduction including those components.

Social Studies

Students will order historical events using a historical timeline.  

Students will explain the primary conflicts American colonists had with England and analyze how these unresolved conflicts led to the American Revolution.

Students will identify key events that led to the American Revolution.

Students will describe why American colonists protested against England and the colonists’ methods of protest.

Students will identify political leaders of the American Revolution.

Students will evaluate the impact that significant individuals and groups had on the American Revolution.

Students will compare and contrast Patriots, Loyalists, and “undecided” in terms of political philosophy.

Classroom Activities


·         Whole Group Instruction– Students will be introduced to the point of view of a text and how the point of view influences the events of a story. As a whole group, students will complete interactive notes pages on this topic. Students will also continue reading our novel. We will read chapter four this week and focus on identifying the speaker’s point of view and how it influences the events in the novel. We will also read two different texts about the American Revolution and will compare and contrast the point of views and how that changes the information presented in the texts.

·          In writing, students will edit and revise their opinion essay on bottled water. They will specifically be looking for transitions. Students will also edit and write sentences using correct subject/verb agreement.


·         Small Group Instruction– Students will participate in centers that cover the standards for the week. There will be 6 centers: small group, independent reading, research, comprehension, writing, and vocabulary. Small groups will also meet with the teacher during RTI to review concepts from previous weeks. Students will also continue individual conferencing with the teacher about the self-selected book they are reading for homework.


Assignments Due

In Class:

Students will edit and revise their opinion essay on bottled water using a rubric.

Students will be taught how to identify and differentiate between the different point of views. Students will then read various texts and identify the point of view and describe how it influences the events in the text.

Students will read chapter 4 in our novel and will use the speaker’s point of view to identify how events unfold.

Students will read fiction and nonfiction text and will identify unknown words and will use strategies (context clues, prefixes/suffixes, etc.) to help determine the meaning of the words.

Students will complete 6 small group centers focused on the standards of the week.

Students will read two different texts about the American Revolution and will compare and contrast the point of views and how that changes the information presented in the texts.


Students have a book report project due on May 21st. 

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