Quarter 3 Week 1 Lesson Plans (Jan.8-Jan.12)

TeacherAlicia Pryce
Subject AreaELA and Social Studies
Grade Level5
Week #20
Unit of InstructionModule 3
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 determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area (LAFS.5.RI.2.4).

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

Students will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience (LAFS.5.W.2.4)

Students will draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research  (LAFS.5.W.3.9).

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

Students will engage in a range of collaborative discussions on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. (LAFS.5.SL.1.1)

Social Studies

Students will use geographic knowledge and skills when discussing current events.

Students will recognize patterns, identify events on maps, and use graphs to determine how geography has impacted significant events (SS.5.G.4.1).

Student will construct maps, charts, and graphs to display geographic information. (SS.5.G.1.4)

Students will interpret current and historical information using a variety of geographic tools. (SS.5.G.1.1)


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 read fiction and nonfiction texts and use strategies to monitor their comprehension.


Students will identify and describe the characteristics of a compare and contrast essay.

Students will use a prewriting strategy in order to create an outline for writing.

Students will read a compare and contrast writing prompt and will identify the task, purpose, and audience of the task.

Social Studies

Students will interpret information from maps based on historical events.

Students will explain and describe geographic features on a physical map and information found on a political map. Students will also compare information on physical, political, and thematic maps.

Students will identify the regions of the United States and locate them on a map.

Students will list the states, capitals, and abbreviations of the Southwest region.

Students will identify and describe the characteristics of the Southwest region (landforms, climate, products, culture, landmarks)

Classroom Activities


·         Whole Group Instruction– Students will be introduced to the parts of a word (prefix, root, suffix) and will be taught the meanings of common prefixes and suffixes. As a whole group, students will complete interactive notes pages on this topic. Students will also be introduced to our next novel that we will be reading called The Wild Robot. We will read chapters one-four this week.

·          In writing, students will be introduced to a compare and contrast essay. Students will read articles about tornadoes and hurricanes in order to compare and contrast them.


·         Small Group Instruction– Students will participate in centers that cover the standards for the week. There will be 6 centers: small group, independent reading, inferencing, comprehension, technology, and figurative language. 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 be given a list of common prefixes and suffixes that they will need to begin studying.

Students will read chapters 1-4 in the novel The Wild Robot. 

Students will read and analyze articles on severe weather in order to write an essay comparing and contrasting the different types.


Students need to be reading 20 minutes each night (Monday through Thursday). They should be reading a chapter book that can be used to complete their next book report.

Students will be given a list of common prefixes and suffixes that they will need to begin studying.

Students need to be studying their government test on Thursday. 


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