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					            GRADE FIVE ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM MAP
                     Content                          Skills                    Assessment                 Activities/Resources


August




            Andrew Clements/ Author     How to answer open ended        Teacher checklist for           Diorama
September   Study                       Questions                       discussion group                Class Newspaper
            Frindle                                                                                     Story Board
            School Story                Character development           Literature Circle               Compare and Contrast of
            Landry News                 Predicting                      activities/Reading Response     Books
                                        Story elements of fiction       Journal                         Edhelper
                                                                        Paragraph of the week
                                        Review parts of speech
                                        Noun, Verb, Adjective



            Teacher’s choice of book    Theme                           Score summaries with a rubric   Skit/role play
October     from 5th grade literature   Questioning
                                        Summarizing
                                                                        Same as above                   Video of book if available
                                        Personal narratives             Rubric, student teacher         to compare and contrast
                                        Revision Strategies/ongoing     conferencing                    United Streaming
                                        Using context clues to define
                                        Vocabulary terms in the text

                                        Descriptive writing
                         Content                               Skills                       Assessment                Activities/Resources
                Mississippi Bridge              Point of View                      Rewrite a scene from the book    WebQuests
Dece November   Song of the Trees               Theme                              from a characters point of
                                                Figurative Language                view                             Role Play
                                                                                   Score for dialogue punctuation
                                                Dialogue punctuation               and an accurate portrayal of
                                                                                   the character

                                                                                   Sketches of similes or
                                                                                   metaphors
                                                Book reports
                                                                                   Rubric



                Poetry Winter Poems             Word Choice                        Identify poetic elements from    Internet websites
     December                                   Simile, metaphor, rhyme,           various poems
                Various Poetry Books            Alliteration, onomatopoeia                                          Edhelper, United
                                                                                   Write poems in different         Streaming,
                                                Authors meaning                    styles                           John Collins/ FCA’s
                                                Various styles of poetry
                                                Haiku, couplets, different rhyme
                                                Schemes, Limericks




                Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of     Character Development              Reading response journals,       Software to develop final
     January    Nimh, Every Living Thing,       Sequencing/ Science Connection     Reading packets, Literature      copy of character story
                Letting Swift River Go                                             discussions                      with illustration
                Cry of the Crow, My Side of     Setting                            Write own story showing
                the Mountain                                                       character development            Science teachers
                                                Persuasive letter                                                   John Collins/ FCA’s
                Teacher’s Choice of the above                                      Rubric for letter/story
                    Content                               Skills                        Assessment                 Activities/Resources
           Sadako and the Thousand         Cause and Effect                    Peace Monuments design and        Origami cranes
February   Paper Cranes,                   Setting                             speech                            Kamishibai
           Baseball Saved Us, Journey      Character Development               Reading response journals
           to America, So Far from the     Identify Genre                      Reading packets, Literature       Websites
           Sea                                                                 discussions                       John Collins/ FCA’s




           Teacher’s Choice                Summaries, theme, Predictions,      Reading response journals,        Internet, Literature
March                                      Inferences                          reading packets, literature       guides, Edhelper,
                                           Story writing                       discussions                       John Collins/ FCA’s
                                           Character development




                                           Book reports                        Rubric




           Riddle of Penncroft Farm,       Identify genre, cause and effect,   Reading response journals,        Liberty’s Kids video Series
April      Tolliver’s Secret, My Brother    Inferences, Identify fact from     character diary, reading          Play at Mechanic’s Hall
           Sam is Dead, The Fighting        Fiction, character development     packets, literature discussions   United Streaming
           Ground, Secret Soldier: The                                                                           Plays
           Story of Deborah Sampson                                            Rubric
                                                                                                                 John Collins/ FCA’s
                Content                 Skills                       Assessment             Activities/Resources
       Read Alouds        Listening, inferences, point of   Rubric
May    (Through MCAS)     View, retelling, predicting                                     John Collins/ FCA’s
                                                            Sketching of story events,
                                                            story boards, summary,
                                                            retelling




       Teacher’s choice   Identify conflict in the story    Retelling, reading response   John Collins/ FCA’s
June                      Character development, finding    journals, reading packets,    Literature guides,
                           Supporting details               literature discussions        Edhelper, internet, actual
                                                                                          book reviews

                          Book review                       Rubric