Quarter 1 Week 7 and Week 8 Lesson Plans (Sept.25-Oct.6)

TeacherAlicia Pryce
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level5
Week #7,8
Unit of InstructionModule 1
Standard(s) Taught


LAFS.5.RI.1.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text

LAFS.5.RL.5.10: 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.2.5: Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

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.3.9:  Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

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

LAFS.5.RL.3.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel; multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

LAFS.5.RL.1.3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

LAFS.5.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.


SS.5.G.1.3: Identify major United States physical features on a map of North America.

SS.5.G.1.4: Construct maps, charts, and graphs to display geographic information.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will be able to

  • define summary and summarize the text by identifying key events
  • identify and describe the elements of fiction text (plot, characters, setting, tone/mood, theme)
  • identify and analyze how visual elements add meaning, create tone, and contribute to the beauty of a text
  • compare and contrast stories in the same genre
  • identify themes found in literary texts and support them using text evidence
  • compare and contrast themes found in literary texts within the same genre
  • identify and analyze visual elements that are found with text
  • identify and analyze multimedia presentations and their contributions to text (how do they enhance meaning, tone, beauty)
  • quote accurately from a text to support ideas
  • analyze quotes from texts in order to make inferences about the author’s viewpoints
  • choose a side and defend it using text evidence when responding to an argumentative writing topic
  • identify and write a thesis and introductory paragraph to an argumentative essay



  • Students will know the different parts of a map
  • Students will be able to place the continents and major oceans on a world map
Classroom Activities
  • Whole Group Instruction- Students will complete interactive ELA notebook pages on “Elements of Fiction”, “How to Write an Introductory Paragraph”, and “Theme”. Students will participate in class discussions about how to identify and compare themes across various fiction texts. Students will read informational articles and discuss strategies that will help identify the main ideas of the text.

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 take the FAIR reading assessment on Tuesday, September 26th.

·         Students will identify the plot of fiction stories (exposition, rising action, falling action, climax, resolution).

·         Students will compare and contrast books from various genres. Students will specifically be looking at characters, settings, plot, and themes. 

·         Students will read informational articles and determine the main ideas of the text.

·         Students will identify the parts of a map and will create an autobiographical map using the proper format. 

·         Students will create a prewrite for their argumentative essay in order to organize text evidence and select a side to write aboue.

·         Students will write a thesis and introductory paragraph for their argumentative essay.


·         Students are expected to read for at least 20 minutes nightly and complete their reading log. They need to be reading their chapter book that will be used for their first book report. Directions for this project were sent home at the end of August. The project is due October 6th.

·         Students will receive an article of the week each Monday. The article will contain 4-6 comprehension questions students must answer after reading the text. The completed article is due every Friday. 

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 during “meet the teacher”. If you are having trouble signing up or did not receive the information, please email your student’s homeroom teacher.