Quarter 2 Week 11 Lesson Plans (Oct. 23-Oct. 27)

TeacherAlicia Pryce
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level5
Week #11
Unit of InstructionModule 2
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 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.RL.1.3)

Students will 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.3.7)

Students will 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.1.2)

(New)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)


(New) 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

(New) 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 explain the purpose of information text features.

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

Students will identify visual elements found in a text (e.g., photographs, drawings, cartoons), analyze how visual elements add meaning, create tone, and contribute to the beauty of a text.

Students will compare (determine similarities) and contrast (determine differences) between two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama using specific details from the text.

Students will identify the theme (lesson or moral) of a fiction text and support it using text evidence.


Students will identify and describe characteristics of informational writing.

Students will use evidence terms to cite information from the text correctly when writing.

Students will identify and describe the purpose, task, and audience when reading a writing prompt.

Students will use text marking to categorize information from text in order to make a plan for writing.

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 Northeast region.

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

Classroom Activities


·         Whole Group Instruction- Students will complete interactive ELA notebook pages on “Informational Text Structure”. Students will complete a text feature scavenger hunt activity and will play a review game (Kahoot) as a group. In writing, students will be introduced to information writing and will be given examples of various types to compare and contrast. As a group, we will read a sample informational essay and writing prompt before starting out own.

·         Students will also participate in a discussion about the weekly homework article topic. Students will begin a ThinkCERCA argumentative writing lesson about text evidence on the computers.


·         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 nonfiction. Small groups will also meet with the teacher during RTI to review concepts from last week. 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 taking a practice writing FSA on Monday, October 23rd.

Students will read, text mark, and answer comprehension questions about a nonfiction article. They will be focusing on identifying and explaining the purpose of informational text features.

Students will complete a ThinkCERCA comprehension/writing assignment on the computers.

Students will take an informational article without any text features and redesign it to include the text features we learned about this week.

Students will read and text mark a sample informational essay.

Students will identify the task, purpose, and audience of an informational writing prompt.

Students will complete a quiz on identifying and using text features in information text on Friday.


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 need to read the article “Self Driving Cars” and use the text marking strategy we have been practicing. Students also need to answer the comprehension questions attached to the article. This article will be due on Friday, October 27th. We will be having a whole class discussion on the article in class on Friday. 


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