|Unit of Instruction
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.L.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.
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 analyze an author’s words and find quotes needed to support both explicit and inferential questions.
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 identify 2 or more main ideas in a text and compare the main ideas with a text on a similar topic.
Students will use sequence of events to write a summary of a narrative text.
Students will compare and contrast text structures of informational texts.
Students will identify and describe the difference between singular and plural nouns.
Students will use apostrophes correctly in their writing in order to show possession with nouns.
Students will use commas to separate items in a series.
Students will edit paragraphs for errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
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.
Whole Group Instruction– Students will be reading a variety of information texts to determine the text structure. Students will use Venn Diagrams and written responses to compare and contrast the different text structures. Students will also read 2 or more articles about a topic and compare and contrast the information in the articles.
In writing, students will be working on reviewing grammar skills. We will be focusing on using commas, apostrophes, capitalization, and punctuation correctly. Students will edit paragraphs that have errors in them and will write their own paragraphs using the grammar elements correctly.
Students will be reading a variety of information texts to determine the text structure.
Students will use Venn Diagrams and written responses to compare and contrast the different text structures.
Students will also read 2 or more articles about a topic and compare and contrast the information in the articles.
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 have a reading log and article due each Friday.
Students also need to choose a new book to read for their next book report.