TeacherDanielle Bartlett
Subject AreaELA & Social Studies
Grade Level5
Week #8
Unit of InstructionModule 1
Standard(s) Taught

·         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.

·         SS.5.C.1.3: Explain the definition and origins of rights.

·         SS.5.C.3.1: Describe the organizational structure (legislative, executive, judicial branches) and powers of the federal government as defined in Articles, I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution.

·         SS.5.C.3.3: Give examples of powers granted to federal government and those reserved for the states.

·         SS.5.C.3.5: Identify the fundamental rights of all citizens as enumerated in the Bill of Rights.

·         LAFS.5.L.3.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

·         LAFS.5.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

·         LASF.5.SL.2.4: Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

·         Students will demonstrate the ability to quote accurately from a text when explaining inferences drawn from the text (RI.1.1).

·          Students will provide an explanation of how two or more main ideas are supported by key details (RI.1.2).

Classroom Activities

·         Novel study – Among the Hidden

·         Vocabulary & Spelling

·         Read – A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution

·         ThinkCERCA

·         RtI – Mon, Tues, Thurs

·         Continents and Oceans Map skills

·         Quick Write prompts

·         Informational Writing – Continue informational writing about energy sources

Assignments Due

·         Novel Study questions

·         Comprehension questions for A More Perfect Union

·         All outstanding ixl will be due Friday 10/5

·         Spelling test

Additional Resources

Spelling/vocab words:


1.representatives -standing or acting for another especially through delegated authority

2.Delegates – a person acting for another

3.compromise – to come to agreement by mutual concession

4.oath – a solemn attestation of the truth or inviolability of one’s words

5.government – the office, authority, or function of governing

6.majority – a number or percentage equaling more than half of a total

7.committee  – a body of persons delegated to consider, investigate, take action on, or report on some matter

8.amendments  – the process of altering or amending a law or document (such as a constitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure

9.convention – an assembly of persons met for a common purpose

10.congress – the supreme legislative body of a nation 

11.Ratified – to approve and sanction formally

12.anxious – extreme uneasiness of mind

13.Unanimous – being of one mind

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