Q1W3 August 29- Sept. 2

TeacherBarbara Perdisatt
Subject AreaELA/SS
Grade Level5
Week #Q1W3
Unit of InstructionQuarter 1
Standard(s) Taught

• SS.5.G.1.3 – Identify major United States physical features on a map of North America.
• 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.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). Craft and Structure:
• LAFS.5.RL.2.6 – Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
• 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. Range of Writing:
• LAFS.W.4.10 – Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences. Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
• LAFS.5.W.3.9 – Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

• Students will identify specific states on a map of the United States
• Students will explain geographic features on a physical map of North America
• Students will describe the key geographic features of North America
• Students will identify the theme of a story
• Students will analyze characters of a story using details to support their analysis.

Classroom Activities

• Practice States and Capitals
• Regions and Climates of the US
• Read Because of Winn Dixie
• Classroom discussion of chapters read each day
• Grammar morning work
• Centers – writing, spelling/vocab, research, reading fluency, specific skill practice

Assignments Due

• Vocab/spelling test – 9/2 – Formative
• Grammar quiz 1:3 – 9/2 – Formative
• Because of Winn Dixie Chapters Formative 
• Southeast Region of the US – 8/31 – formative

Additional Resources


Spelling and Vocabulary Lesson 3 cred(believe), de-, dis-(opposite, against)
credential – n., a quality, skill, or experience that makes a person suited to do a job.
credible – adj., able to be believed’ reasonable to trust or believe
creditor – n., a person, bank, or company that lends money to someone
creed – n., a statement of the basic beliefs of a religion’ and idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group
incredulous – adj., not able or willing to believe something; feeling or showing a lack of belief
displace – v., to take the job or position of someone or something; to force people or animals to leave the area where they live;
disgrace – v., to cause someone to feel ashamed; to cause someone or something to lose or become unworthy of respect or approval
decode – v., to find or understand the true or hidden meaning of something; to change from a set of letters, numbers, and/or symbols you cannot understand into words you can understand
deprive – v., to take something away from someone or something; to not allow to have or keep something
decline – v., to become lower in amount or less in number; to become worse in condition or quality

Southeast Region of the USA
Florida – FL – Tallahassee
Georgia – GA – Atlanta
Louisiana – LA – Baton Rouge
Mississippi – MS – Jackson
Alabama -AL – Montgomery
South Carolina – SC – Columbia
North Carolina – NC – Raleigh
West Virginia – WV – Charleston
Virginia – VA – Richmond
Kentucky – KY Frankfort
Tennessee – TN – Nashville
Arkansas – AR – Little Rock

*all plans are subject to change

ALL IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.