Q2, W8 – 12/4/17

TeacherDanielle Bartlett
Subject AreaELA & Social Studies
Grade Level5
Week #17
Unit of InstructionModule 2
Standard(s) Taught
  • LAFS.5.SL.1.1 – Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on one, in groups, and teach-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • LAFS.5.SL.1.2 – Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • LAFS.5.SL.2.6 – Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
  • LAFS.5.L.2.3 – Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
  • LAFS.5.L.3.4 a – Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  • 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 (e.g., how characters interact)
  • LAFS.5.RL.2.4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
  • LAFS.5.W.1.1 – Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • SS.5.A.3 – Identify significant individuals responsible for the development of the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will demonstrate the ability to determine the meaning of similes and metaphors in context.

Students will provide a statement of a theme of the text including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges.

Students will determine the meaning of words as they are used in a text.

Students will compare colonies and identify motivating factors for settlement.

Students will demonstrate ability to summarize a written text.

Students will use English when appropriate to task and situation.

Students will provide a summary of the text.

Students will provide a comparison and contrast of two or more events in a story, drawing on specific details in the text.

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, computer work (ThinkCERCA & ixl), vocabulary, ipads (ixl), and teacher conferencing/small groups instruction for further individualized work (writing conferencing, main idea practice).

·         Rti – Daily

·         The One and Only Ivan – Reading and Questions

·         Daily writing prompts

·         William Bradford and the First Thanksgiving – Read and summarize

·         Two Kettles – Read

·         States and Capitals – ixl – D.9 – this is for students who need more work to bring up their grade.

·         Ready Writing – Writing an opinion piece

·         Ready Writing – Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs

·         Comparing two texts – Two Kettles & William Bradford and the First Thanksgiving

Assignments Due

ThinkCERCA –

The One and Only Ivan p 272-284, 285-301– Reading and Questions

Homework – due 12/8

Book Report – due 12/8

Writing assessment – The One and Only Ivan

Comparison of two texts – 12/8

William Bradford and the First Thanksgiving summary – due 12/4

Additional Resources

Spelling Words:

1. various

2. hilarious

3. suspicious

4. delicious

5. precious

6. gracious

7. obvious

8. cautious

9. studious

10. mysterious

11. rebellious

12. religious

13. conscious

14. furious

15. curious