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									                                   Fifth Grade Language Arts
                           Instructional Materials: Houghton Mifflen

                                      Back to School
Predict/Infer Phonics/Decoding Monitor/clarify Question Evaluate Summarize Study Skills

Content
The Pumpkin Box

Skills
Apply inferences during reading
Integrate phonics in decoding in reading
Search for meaning and clarify reading comprehension
Question through out text
Evaluate and summarize text

Assessments
Strategy Predict/Infer, Decoding, clarify, and question; Class Discussion

Standards
5.L.2.1 ~ Determine the importance of information that is seen and heard.
5.R.1.2 ~ Apply comprehension strategies to construct meaning from literary and content area
text.
5.R.2.1 ~ Determine the organizational structure of various texts in order to facilitate
comprehension.
5.R.2.2 ~ Recognize the importance of literary elements and literary devices, and consider how
they affect the message.
5.R.4.1 ~ Locate and determine the importance of information for use in study and research.

Suggested Activities
Writing activities- “What’s in the Bag” – students bring in 5 things to describe themselves.
                    Interview a New Friend
Read “Oh the places you Go”- write about the goals for a new year

Instructional Materials
Kidspiration
Brainpop.com (grammar videos)
School House Rock (grammar videos)

Spelling: Suffixes - (ing-doubling, e-drop, nothing)
Pre-test, Weekly word week, Weekly test
                                          Nature’s Fury
Essential Questions

Content
Earthquake Terror
Writing and Oral Language
Word Work

Skills
Comprehend the list sequence of events
Predict/Infer what will happen next in story
Evaluate story structure: :Setting, Characters, Plot
Recognize short vowel sounds
Incorporate the use of a Thesaurus
Write and Revise a News Article
Recognize and write Different kinds of sentences

Content – Eye of the Storm
Eye of the Storm; Word work; Writing and Oral Language

Skills – Eye of the Storm
Comprehend and list sequence of events
Identify Fact and Opinion
Devise Question from reading Text
Recognize syllable pattern VCCV, CVVC, VCV
Identify long vowel a,e,i sounds
Identify conjunctions
Identify compound sentences
Proofread and correct sentences
Identify the characteristics of a good written response
Write a response to a prompt

Content – Volcanoes
Word work, Writing and Oral Language

Skills - Volcanoes
Categorize and classify information
Read words with the roots rupt and struct
Use phonics/decoding strategy to decode longer words
Identify long vowel /o/,/oo/,/yoo/
Use definitions to understand the meaning of entry words in a dictionary
Use a table and graph to find information
Identify singular and plural nouns
Identify the characteristics of a good paragraph of information
Write a paragraph of information

Content - Theme – Wrap up
Word work, Writing and Oral Language

Skills - Theme – Wrap up
Determine sequence of story events
Identify purposes of text features
Categorize and classify information
Identify syllables in longer words
Decode words with struct and rupt
Utilize a thesaurus
Use dictionary guide words
Use dictionary definitions
Review short vowel patterns, long vowel sounds
Identify kinds of sentences
Identify complete and simple subjects and predicates, and singular and plural nouns

Content – Tall Tales
Word work, Writing and Oral Language

Skills – Tall Tales
Identify the elements of a tall tale
Analyze the exaggerated and realistic elements in tall tales
Discuss the humor in tall tales
Read words with the word roots vis and vid
Use Phonics/Decoding strategy to decode longer words
Write spelling words that are related in spelling and meaning even though the vowel sound
changes from long to short
Identify slang from tall tales
Identify appositives in sentences
Write varying sentence types to add interest to writing
Plan and write a tall tale

Assessments
Daily work, Word Recognition, Comprehension, Grammar usage, writers workshop, speaking
assessment

Standards
5.L.1.1 ~ Apply and evaluate appropriate listening behaviors in individual and group settings.
5.L.2.1 ~ Determine the importance of information that is seen and heard.
5.L.2.2 ~ Independently select and use technological, artistic, and graphic organization
strategies to organize and retain information according to topic or subject.
5.R.1.1 ~ Use knowledge of word categories and word parts to determine meaning of unknown
words.
5.R.1.2 ~ Apply comprehension strategies to construct meaning from literary and content area
text.
5.R.1.3 ~ Analyze organizational features to determine important ideas in fiction and
informational text.
5.R.2.1 ~ Determine the organizational structure of various texts in order to facilitate
comprehension.
5.R.2.2 ~ Recognize the importance of literary elements and literary devices, and consider how
they affect the message.
5.R.3.1 ~ Question and compare literary selections from the perspective of various cultures and
time periods.
5.R.4.1 ~ Locate and determine the importance of information for use in study and research.
5.R.4.2 ~ Use information from a variety of formats to make inferences and report conclusions.
5.S.1.1 ~ Present oral information in an organized manner, supporting it with appropriate
details and examples.
5.S.2.1 ~ Select and use strategies that facilitate clear speech in daily conversations and other
discussions.
5.S.2.2 ~ Support informational and dramatic communication through the use of various
presentation strategies and tools.
5.W.1.1 ~ Use the writing process to produce narrative and descriptive pieces with clear
organization, focused topic, and supporting detail.
5.W.2.1 ~ Evaluate and revise writing to improve organization of ideas, and the accuracy and
effectiveness of content.
5.W.3.1 ~ Apply grade appropriate mechanics, grammar, usage, and spelling conventions during
drafting and editing.
5.W.4.1 ~ Use different sources, gather and organize information, and summarize in writing
what is known about selected content area topics.

Suggested Activities
Genre Study (nonfiction)
Writing activity- Research a natural disaster- write an organized paragraph about it.
Writing activity- Research a Tall Tale character- create and write about a character or story

Instructional Materials
How to write a Tall Tale (http://www.sarasota.k12.fl.us/bhs/bryan/bryan_talltale.html)
Tall Tale webquest (http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/slm/student/carterm/webquest.htm)
Internet4classrooms- (http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_5th_lang.htm)
Good Paragraphs (http://www2.actden.com/writ_Den/Tips/paragrap/index.htm)
Writingfix.com

                                      Give it All You’ve Got

Content
Michelle Kwan / Autobiography
La Bamba/ Realistic Fiction
Fear / Realistic Fiction
Mae Jamison / Biography
Theme Wrap Up
Iditarod Dream / Nonfiction
Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid / realistic fiction

Skills
        Identify facts and opinions
        Read compound words
        Use the Phonics/Decoding strategy to decode longer words
        Read words that have silent consonants
        Identify words that are related in both spelling and meaning
        Use the Internet to locate information
        Evaluate the reliability of an Internet source
        Identify common and proper nouns and capitalize them Correctly
        Form possessive nouns correctly
        Form singular and plural possessives correctly to improve writing
        Identify important information to be included in a an announcement
        Write an announcement
         Organize important information to improve writing
        Identify elements of a story, setting, characters, and plot.
        Read words that have the root spec or spect and the root opt.
        Read words that have the /ou/,/o/, /oi/ sounds.
        Identify words that have multiple meanings.
        Use context to determine the definition of a multiple-meaning word.
        Identify and write action verbs and direct objects.
        Identify the characteristics of a good summary
        Write a summary
        Paraphrase to improve writing.
        Make predictions about story characters
        Predict what story characters might do in a different situation.
        Read words that have the suffixes -ward and -ous.
        Read words that have /or/,/ar/, .
        Use the Phonics/Decoding strategy to decode longer words.
        Recognize homophones.
        Locate the parts of a book.
        Use an index.
        Identify main and helping verbs.
        Identify linking verbs, predicate nouns and predicate adjectives.
        Identify the characteristics of a good clarification composition
      write a clarification composition
      Identify main idea of a selection
      Infer the main idea from details in a paragraph
      Read words with suffixes -ive and –ic
      Read words with sounds /ur/ and /ir/
      Spell words with sounds /ur and ir/
      Use a dictionary to figure out the pronunciation of multi-syllabic words
      Identify and write present tense, past tense, and futur tense verbs
      Use correct tense of verbs to improve writing
      Identify the characteristics of a good business letter
      Write a business letter

Assessments

Standards
5.L.1.1 ~ Apply and evaluate appropriate listening behaviors in individual and group settings.
5.L.2.1 ~ Determine the importance of information that is seen and heard.
5.L.2.2 ~ Independently select and use technological, artistic, and graphic organization
strategies to organize and retain information according to topic or subject.
5.R.1.1 ~ Use knowledge of word categories and word parts to determine meaning of unknown
words.
5.R.1.2 ~ Apply comprehension strategies to construct meaning from literary and content area
text.
5.R.1.3 ~ Analyze organizational features to determine important ideas in fiction and
informational text.
5.R.2.1 ~ Determine the organizational structure of various texts in order to facilitate
comprehension.
5.R.2.2 ~ Recognize the importance of literary elements and literary devices, and consider how
they affect the message.
5.R.4.2 ~ Use information from a variety of formats to make inferences and report conclusions.
5.S.2.1 ~ Select and use strategies that facilitate clear speech in daily conversations and other
discussions. 5.S.1.1 ~ Present oral information in an organized manner, supporting it with
appropriate details and examples.
5.S.2.2 ~ Support informational and dramatic communication through the use of various
presentation strategies and tools.
5.W.1.1 ~ Use the writing process to produce narrative and descriptive pieces with clear
organization, focused topic, and supporting detail.
5.W.2.1 ~ Evaluate and revise writing to improve organization of ideas, and the accuracy and
effectiveness of content.
5.W.3.1 ~ Apply grade appropriate mechanics, grammar, usage, and spelling conventions during
drafting and editing.
5.W.4.1 ~ Use different sources, gather and organize information, and summarize in writing
what is known about selected content area topics.
Suggested Activities
Read biographies-    write a letter to a famous person
                     Write an autobiography
Who Am I? PowerPoint activity- Research a famous person. Write 8 facts in a PowerPoint.

Instructional Materials
KidsInfoBits- (http://www.hedden-information.com/KidsInfoBits.html)
Kidspiration
Writingfix.com
Brainpop.com (biographies)
                                     Voices of the Revolution
Content
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Historical Fiction
Katie's Trunk- Historical fiction
James Forten-Biography
Toliver's Secret- Historical Fiction
Mary Redmond, John Darragh, and Dicey-Biography

Skills
        Read words that are contraction and possessives
        Identify synonyms as words that have almost the same meaning
        Present and past tense verbs
        Irregular verbs
        Identify the characteristics of a character sketch.
        Subject verb agreement
        regular and irregular verbs
        verb phrases with have, teach, learn ,let, leave sit, set, can, may
        Katie’s Trunk
        Identify causes and effects in a work of fiction Break words with VCCV and VCV
        Locate the spelling table and pronunciation key in a dictionary
        verb phrases beginning with have
        Use forms of verbs correctly identify the characteristics of a good friendly letter
        James Forten – Biography
        Identify where to find information in a set of directions.
        Read words that have prefixes sub- and sur-
        Spelling words that have /l/ or /el/ sounds
        Recognize antonyms
        Identify adjectives, articles, and demonstrative adjectives
        Toliver’s Secret
        Identify where to find information in a set of directions
        Read words that have prefixes sub- and sur-
        Write spelling words that have final /l/ or /el/ sound
      Identify and understand antonyms
      Identify adjectives, articles, and demonstrative adjectives
      Identify the characteristics of a biography

Assessments

Standards
5.L.1.1 ~ Apply and evaluate appropriate listening behaviors in individual and group settings
5.L.2.1 ~ Determine the importance of information that is seen and heard.
5.L.2.2 ~ Independently select and use technological, artistic, and graphic organization
strategies to organize and retain information according to topic or subject.
5.R.1.1 ~ Use knowledge of word categories and word parts to determine meaning of unknown
words.
5.R.1.2 ~ Apply comprehension strategies to construct meaning from literary and content area
text.
5.R.1.3 ~ Analyze organizational features to determine important ideas in fiction and
informational text.
5.R.2.1 ~ Determine the organizational structure of various texts in order to facilitate
comprehension.
5.R.2.2 ~ Recognize the importance of literary elements and literary devices, and consider how
they affect the message.
5.R.3.1 ~ Question and compare literary selections from the perspective of various cultures and
time periods.
5.R.4.2 ~ Use information from a variety of formats to make inferences and report conclusions.
5.S.1.1 ~ Present oral information in an organized manner, supporting it with appropriate
details and examples.
5.S.2.1 ~ Select and use strategies that facilitate clear speech in daily conversations and other
discussions.
5.S.2.2 ~ Support informational and dramatic communication through the use of various
presentation strategies and tools.
5.W.1.1 ~ Use the writing process to produce narrative and descriptive pieces with clear
organization, focused topic, and supporting detail.
5.W.2.1 ~ Evaluate and revise writing to improve organization of ideas, and the accuracy and
effectiveness of content.
5.W.3.1 ~ Apply grade appropriate mechanics, grammar, usage, and spelling conventions during
drafting and editing.
5.W.4.1 ~ Use different sources, gather and organize information, and summarize in writing
what is known about selected content area topics.

Suggested Activities
Research famous Revolutionary War leader/ battle- Write about it.
My Brother Sam is Dead novel and comprehension packet

Instructional Materials
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
Rev War leaders- (http://www.pocanticohills.org/revolution/leaders.htm)
Major Events- (http://www.historycentral.com/Revolt/battles.html)

                                 Theme 4 Person to Person
Essential Questions

Content
REALISTIC FICTION- MARIAH KEEPS COOL
BIOGRAPHY- MOM'S BEST FRIEND
REALISTIC FICTION- YANG THE
SECOND AND HER SECRET ADMIRERS
REALISTIC FICTION- DEAR MR. HENSHAW
PLAYS- THE CASE OF THE RUNAWAY APPETITE

Skills
     IDENTIFY DETAILS THAT HELP READERS VISUALIZESTORYELEMENTS OR UNDERSTAND
       CHARACTERS EMOTIONS
       IDENTIFY WORDS WITH MULTIPLE MEANING
       USE CONTEXT
       TO INDENTIFY MEANINGS
       USE A DICTIONARY TO DETERMINE MEANINGS OF SUFFIXES AND PREFIXES AND USING
       THEM AS ENTRY WORDS
       IDENTIFY KEY ELEMENTS IN SYNTHESIZING INFORMATION
       USE RULES
     FOR PLACING COMMAS CORRECTLY IN WRITTEN WORK
       ANALYZE, EVALUATE,AND WRITE INSTRUCTIONS
       IDENTIFY, WRITE AND PUNCTUATE INTERJECTIONS
       IDENTIFY THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD HOW TO PARAGRAPH AND WRITE A
       PARAGRAPH
       USE STORY CLUES AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
       TO INFER INFORMATION THAT IS NOT DIRECTLY STATED IN THE TEXT
       MAKE INFERENCES BASED ON CHARACTER'S ACTIONS AND WORDS
       DECODE AND DEFINE WORDS WITH THE SUFFIXES -LY-NESS-MENT-FUL-LESS AND WRITE
       SPELLING WORDS THAT HAVE SUFFIXES
       LEARN ACADEMIC LANGUAGE-CONNOTATIONS
       WRITE AND CONDUCT AN INTERVIEW
       LEARN AND USE CAPITALIZATION RULES CORRECTLY IN ABBREVIATIONS AND TITLES
       LEARN CHARACTERISTICS OF A JOURNAL ENTRY AND WRITE ONE
       IDENTIFY THE ELEMENTS OF A PLAY
       DISCUSS THE USE OF HUMOR AND SUSPENSE IN A PLAY
       LEARN MORE IDIOMS
       PLAN CHARACTERS, PLOT, AND SETTING FOR A PLAY AND WRITE A PLAY
       USE DETAILS TO INFER IMPORTANT IDEAS
       MAKE INFERENCES USING PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE AND STORY CLUES

       Assessments

Standards
5.L.1.1 ~ Apply and evaluate appropriate listening behaviors in individual and group settings.
5.L.2.1 ~ Determine the importance of information that is seen and heard.
5.L.2.2 ~ Independently select and use technological, artistic, and graphic organization
strategies to organize and retain information according to topic or subject.
5.S.1.1 ~ Present oral information in an organized manner, supporting it with appropriate
details and examples.
5.S.2.1 ~ Select and use strategies that facilitate clear speech in daily conversations and other
discussions.
5.S.2.2 ~ Support informational and dramatic communication through the use of various
presentation strategies and tools.
5.W.1.1 ~ Use the writing process to produce narrative and descriptive pieces with clear
organization, focused topic, and supporting detail.
5.W.2.1 ~ Evaluate and revise writing to improve organization of ideas, and the accuracy and
effectiveness of content.
5.W.3.1 ~ Apply grade appropriate mechanics, grammar, usage, and spelling conventions during
drafting and editing.
5.W.4.1 ~ Use different sources, gather and organize information, and summarize in writing
what is known about selected content area topics.

Suggested Activities
Read novel Dear Mr. Henshaw- comprehension packet- focus on writing letters (PenPals)
Readers Theatres- discuss elements of a play

Instructional Materials
Readers Theatre (http://www.teachingheart.net/readerstheater.htm)
                (http://www.cdli.ca/CITE/langrt.htm)

                                     One Land, Many Trails
Essential Questions

Content
Boy Called Slow
Biography

Skills
Infer by using previously known facts
Prefix words
Identify analogies
subject and object pronouns
Write a speech

Content – Pioneer Girl

Skills – Pioneer Girl
stressed and unstressed syllables
locate dictionary entries
possessive pronouns

Content – Black Cowboy, Wild Horses


Skills – Black Cowboy, Wild Horses
Making judgments about texts
Parts of speech from dictionary
proofread and correct sentences with grammar and spelling errors

Content – Elena

Skills – Elena
Examine story structures
changing y to i when endings are added
words ending with es ed est or ness
identify adverbs

Assessments
Creative writing


Standards
5.L.1.1 ~ Apply and evaluate appropriate listening behaviors in individual and group settings.
5.L.2.1 ~ Determine the importance of information that is seen and heard.
5.L.2.2 ~ Independently select and use technological, artistic, and graphic organization
strategies to organize and retain information according to topic or subject.
5.R.1.2 ~ Apply comprehension strategies to construct meaning from literary and content area
text.
5.R.2.1 ~ Determine the organizational structure of various texts in order to facilitate
comprehension.
5.R.2.2 ~ Recognize the importance of literary elements and literary devices, and consider how
they affect the message.
5.R.4.2 ~ Use information from a variety of formats to make inferences and report conclusions.
5.S.2.2 ~ Support informational and dramatic communication through the use of various
presentation strategies and tools.
5.W.1.1 ~ Use the writing process to produce narrative and descriptive pieces with clear
organization, focused topic, and supporting detail.
5.W.4.1 ~ Use different sources, gather and organize information, and summarize in writing
what is known about selected content area topics.

Suggested Activities
Native American Unit in SS- Research a tribe- create a poster teaching class about it
Become a pilgrim or native- In first person, write a journal entry about the hardships faced.

Instructional Materials
Native American Legends- (http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/Legends-AB.html)
Kidspiration
                                         February
                                    Literature Circles

Books: Shiloh, Boy in Red Jacket, Shades of Gray, Million Dollar Shot, Number of Stars, Slave
Dancer

Essential Questions

Content

Skills

Assessments
Class discussion, Triorama, Creating a Poster, KWL

Standards
5.L.1.1 ~ Apply and evaluate appropriate listening behaviors in individual and group settings.
5.L.2.2 ~ Independently select and use technological, artistic, and graphic organization strategies to
organize and retain information according to topic or subject.
5.R.1.1 ~ Use knowledge of word categories and word parts to determine meaning of unknown words.
5.R.1.2 ~ Apply comprehension strategies to construct meaning from literary and content area text.
5.R.1.3 ~ Analyze organizational features to determine important ideas in fiction and informational text.
5.R.3.1 ~ Question and compare literary selections from the perspective of various cultures and time
periods.
5.S.1.1 ~ Present oral information in an organized manner, supporting it with appropriate details and
examples.
5.S.2.1 ~ Select and use strategies that facilitate clear speech in daily conversations and other
discussions.
5.W.1.1 ~ Use the writing process to produce narrative and descriptive pieces with clear organization,
focused topic, and supporting detail.

Suggested Activities:
Literature Response Journals for each novel
Extension activity- Book Cover / Brochure/ ABC book/ Collage/ commemorative stamp/ etc.

Instructional Materials
Literature Circle extension ideas- (http://www.litcircles.org/Extension/extension.html)
Edhelper Book Units- (http://www.edhelper.com/books/literature_units_grade5.htm)

                                      Animal Encounters
Essential Questions

Content – Grizzly Bear Family

Skills – Grizzly Bear Family
Identify words that often signal generalizations
Analyze and evaluate validity of generalization
Make generalization based on story events
Read words with the prefixes com-,en-.ex-. pre-. and pro-
Read and words with the /k/ and kw sounds
Spell words with prefixes
Use context clues to derive meaning of unfamiliar words
Identify double negatives and use them correctly
Identify the characteristics of a good opinion paragraph
Write an opinion paragraph

Content – Golden Lion Tamarin Comes Home

Skills - Golden Lion Tamarin Comes Home
Identify the topic, main ideas, and details in a selection
Read three syllable words
Use phonics/decoding strategy to decode longer words
Write three syllable words
Identify the media's messages
Identify prepositions and their objects
Identify and write prepositional phrases
Identify characteristics of a good compare/contrast essay
Write and compare/contrasts essay

Content – My Side of the Mountain

Skills – My Side of the Mountain
Use facts and details from selection to come to an understanding
Read words with suffixes -ent, -ant, -able, -ible
Write words wtiht the above suffixes
Learn what idioms are
Fill out an application form
Identify and use object pronouns as objects in prep phrases
Identify the characteristics of a good answer to an essay question
Write an answer to an essay question

Content – Interrupted Journey
Skills – Interrupted Journey
Review of prior unit skills
Assessments
Writers workshop, Practice Book, Weekly Test

Standards
5.L.1.1 ~ Apply and evaluate appropriate listening behaviors in individual and group settings.
5.L.2.1 ~ Determine the importance of information that is seen and heard.
5.L.2.2 ~ Independently select and use technological, artistic, and graphic organization strategies to
organize and retain information according to topic or subject.
5.R.1.1 ~ Use knowledge of word categories and word parts to determine meaning of unknown words.
5.R.1.2 ~ Apply comprehension strategies to construct meaning from literary and content area text.
5.R.1.3 ~ Analyze organizational features to determine important ideas in fiction and informational text.
5.R.3.1 ~ Question and compare literary selections from the perspective of various cultures and time
periods.
5.R.4.1 ~ Locate and determine the importance of information for use in study and research.
5.R.4.2 ~ Use information from a variety of formats to make inferences and report conclusions.
5.S.1.1 ~ Present oral information in an organized manner, supporting it with appropriate details and
examples.
5.S.2.1 ~ Select and use strategies that facilitate clear speech in daily conversations and other
discussions.
5.S.2.2 ~ Support informational and dramatic communication through the use of various presentation
strategies and tools.
5.W.1.1 ~ Use the writing process to produce narrative and descriptive pieces with clear organization,
focused topic, and supporting detail.
5.W.2.1 ~ Evaluate and revise writing to improve organization of ideas, and the accuracy and
effectiveness of content.
5.W.3.1 ~ Apply grade appropriate mechanics, grammar, usage, and spelling conventions during drafting
and editing.
5.W.4.1 ~ Use different sources, gather and organize information, and summarize in writing what is
known about selected content area topics.

Suggested Activities
Research endangered species- create slogan or poster to help the environment
Research animal- create brochure about the animal

Instructional Materials
Endangered Species List (http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html)
Enchanted learning (http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/endangered.shtml)

                                  Learning the Elements of Poetry
Essential Questions

Content
Poetry Examination

Skills
Discover Rhyming words
Examine the purpose of the author’s choice of words
Discuss visual pictures and emotional feelings that the author was trying to create
Identify the type of poem author has chosen
Discuss lies/dislikes about the selections
Examine the Mood of poems

Content – Poetry Collection

Skills – Research various poets
Discover what the individual likes in poetry

Content – Writing Poetry

Skills – Writing Poetry
Create "I am" poem from student environment
Develop a "where I'm From Poem"
Create poems such as:
Haiku, Diamonte, Tanka, Alleteration, Clerihew, Quatrains, Poetry Mobiles, Free Verse

Assessments
Decoding Poems, Favorite poems,

Standards
5.L.1.1 ~ Apply and evaluate appropriate listening behaviors in individual and group settings.
5.L.2.1 ~ Determine the importance of information that is seen and heard.
5.R.1.1 ~ Use knowledge of word categories and word parts to determine meaning of unknown words.
5.R.1.3 ~ Analyze organizational features to determine important ideas in fiction and informational text.
5.R.2.2 ~ Recognize the importance of literary elements and literary devices, and consider how they
affect the message.
5.R.3.1 ~ Question and compare literary selections from the perspective of various cultures and time
periods.
5.S.1.1 ~ Present oral information in an organized manner, supporting it with appropriate details and
examples.
5.S.2.2 ~ Support informational and dramatic communication through the use of various presentation
strategies and tools.
5.W.1.1 ~ Use the writing process to produce narrative and descriptive pieces with clear organization,
focused topic, and supporting detail.
5.W.4.1 ~ Use different sources, gather and organize information, and summarize in writing what is
known about selected content area topics.

Suggested Activities
What it means to be me; I Am poem; Poetry Journal
Poetry Calendar (great parent gift- lots of work, though)
Read poetry and create ‘poetry book’
Go outside to write- focus on the five senses

Instructional Materials
Poetry For Kids (http://42explore.com/poetry.htm)
Types of Poetry (http://www.types-of-poetry.org.uk/)
                 (http://www.poemofquotes.com/articles/poetry_forms.php)
Instant poetry forms (http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/poemlist.htm)

                                               May
                                          Reader’s Theatre
Essential Questions

Content
Plays and Repetition

Skills
Recite verses of reading selection
Develop a row as students read
Express the characters mood according to situation
practice their inflection of their voice
Practice Pace of reading
Maintain eye contact of the audience
Develop proper voice projection and audibility

Assessments
Readers Theater Selection, Choral Reading, Speech, Listening Skills

Standards
5.L.1.1 ~ Apply and evaluate appropriate listening behaviors in individual and group settings.
5.L.2.1 ~ Determine the importance of information that is seen and heard.
5.R.1.2 ~ Apply comprehension strategies to construct meaning from literary and content area text.
5.S.1.1 ~ Present oral information in an organized manner, supporting it with appropriate details and
examples.
5.S.2.1 ~ Select and use strategies that facilitate clear speech in daily conversations and other
discussions.

Suggested Activities
Practice Readers theatre, then students create their own script.
Genre Study

Instructional Materials
Genre Study- (http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=270)
Readers Theatre (http://www.teachingheart.net/readerstheater.htm)
                (http://www.cdli.ca/CITE/langrt.htm)

								
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