Q1, W5-6

TeacherDanielle Bartlett
Subject AreaELA & Social Studies
Grade Level5
Week #5-6
Unit of InstructionModule
Standard(s) Taught

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.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.

LAFS.5.RI.1.1 – Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

LAFS.5.RI.1.2 – Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

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.RL.2.5 – Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

LAFS.5.RI.2.4 – Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

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.5.RI.3.9 – Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

LAFS.5.SL.1.1 – Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

LAFS.5.W.1.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


SS.5.G.1.1 – Interpret current and historical information using a variety of geographic tools.

SS.5.G.1.3 – Identify major US physical features on a map of North America.

SS.5.A.2.2 – Identify Native American tribes from different geographic regions of North America (cliff dwellers and Pueblo Northwest, nomadic nations or the Great Plains, woodland tribes east of the Mississippi River).

SS.5.A.2.3 – Compare cultural aspects of Native American tribes from different geographic regions of North America, including but not limited to, clothing, shelter, food, major beliefs and prectices, music, art, and interactions with the environment.

SS.5.A.2.1 – Compare cultural aspects of ancient American civilizations (Aztec/Mayas; mound builders/Anasazi/Inuit).

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

·         How can we infer traits, motivations, and thinking process of characters at key decision points in their lives through examining how the writer describes them, what they do, what they say and what they think, and what other characters say about them?

·         How can we infer causes of problems and draw conclusions and find evidence to support an argument?

·         How can we identify significant events and tell how they are related to the problem or solutions of the story?

·         What are the four geographic regions that North American tribes primarily occupied?

·         What are major characteristics of Native American tribes?

·         How does geography contribute to cultural similarities and differences among Native American tribes?

Classroom Activities


·         Small group learning centers – students will work in small groups to further enhance concepts introduced in whole group instruction. Center rotations include reading, writing (cursive writing practice), computer work (ThinkCERCA), vocabulary, and teacher conferencing/small groups instruction for further individualized work (writing conferencing, main idea practice).

·         “Among the Hidden” – reading and comprehension

·         Writing assessment – informational essay

·         Native Americans – research and project

·         Dot Day – How will you make your mark?

·         Text features – ThinkCERCA

·         Text features assessment

Assignments Due

Informational writing assessment

“Among the Hidden” writing assessment

“Among the Hidden” comprehension questions

Text features assessment

Ixl.com S.1-5

Additional Resources

Vocabulary – infiltrator, botching, congealed, gaped, nonchalantly, flippantly, humbly, grimly, revelations, genocide