Q3W9-10 March 4 -15


TeacherHeather DeRose
Grade Level5
Week #26-27
Unit of InstructionELA: FSA Review-Main Idea & Details SOCIAL STUDIES: Government
Standard(s) Taught











Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
  • 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.
  • Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
    1. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
    2. Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
    3. Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).
    4. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
    1. Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
    2. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
    3. Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).
    4. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
    5. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
  • Explain how and why the United States government was created.
  • Define a constitution, and discuss its purposes
  • 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.
Classroom Activities


Daily Language and Reading Comprehension Review

Main Idea & Details Gallery Walk, Scoot Game, 

FSA Review 

Government – Constitution: Preamble, Articles, and Amendments  – Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial 

Small Group/Centers:

    Review of Main Idea & Details

    Vocabulary – Latin Roots: wk 9 – meter, metr, mit, mis   wk 10 – ped, pod, phon

    Newsela: Complete a Close read of the assigned article and complete online activities 

    i-Ready: Differentiated online ELA lessons

   Social Studies: Branches of the government sorting game, Branches of government passages and comprehension questions 

Assignments Due

WK 9:

  • Spelling Test
  • Reading Test Main Idea & Details
  • Social Studies Test Articles of the Constitution – Know what each of the 7 articles are about
  • Writing Summative – Wednesday Feb. 27th. 

WK 10:

  • Spelling Test
  • Reading Test Main Idea & Details
  •  Social Studies Test 1-10th Amendments Match
Additional Resources