Quarter 2 Weeks 14 and 15 Lesson Plans (Nov. 13-Nov.21)

TeacherDesiree Drager
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level5
Week #14/15
Unit of InstructionModule 2
Standard(s) Taught


ELA (Reading and Writing)

Students will quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (LAFS.5.RL.1.1)

Students will analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel; multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem). (LAFS.5.RL.3.7)

Students will 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.1.2)

Students will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience (LAFS.5.W.2.4)

 Students will draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research  (LAFS.5.W.3.9).

Students will demonstrate the command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (LAFS.5.L.1.1)

Students will engage in a range of collaborative discussions on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. (LAFS.5.SL.1.1)

Social Studies

(New) Students will use geographic knowledge and skills when discussing current events.

Students will recognize patterns, identify events on maps, and use graphs to determine how geography has impacted significant events (SS.5.G.4.1).

Student will construct maps, charts, and graphs to display geographic information. (SS.5.G.1.4)

Students will interpret current and historical information using a variety of geographic tools. (SS.5.G.1.1)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


Students will identify and describe the characteristics of a drama.

Students will read a drama with proper fluency, tone, and expression.

Students will identify and explain the purpose of information text features.

Students will read fiction and nonfiction texts and use strategies to monitor their comprehension.

Students will identify visual elements found in a text (e.g., photographs, drawings, cartoons), analyze how visual elements add meaning, create tone, and contribute to the beauty of a text.

Students will identify the theme (lesson or moral) of a drama and support it using text evidence.


Students will identify and describe characteristics of informational writing.

Students will use evidence terms to cite information from the text correctly when writing.

Students will use paraphrasing and quoting correctly when selecting text evidence to support their thesis.

Students will use an outline to create a plan for writing their informational chapter.  

Students will write a draft of a chapter of a book about animal communication.

Social Studies

Students will interpret information from maps based on historical events.

Students will explain and describe geographic features on a physical map and information found on a political map. Students will also compare information on physical, political, and thematic maps.

Students will identify the regions of the United States and locate them on a map.

Students will list the states, capitals, and abbreviations of the Midwest region.

Students will identify and describe the characteristics of the Midwest region (landforms, climate, products, culture, landmarks)

Classroom Activities


  • Whole Group Instruction- Students will read, analyze, and perform a variety of drama scripts. Students will identify the theme of their drama scripts and support it with text evidence. In writing, students will create an outline to plan their draft of their informational writing project. They will also write and edit their drafts using a checklist. Students will also participate in a discussion about the weekly homework article topic. Students will begin a ThinkCERCA argumentative writing lesson about elaborating on text evidence on the computers.


  • Small Group Instruction- Students will participate in centers that cover the standards for the week. There will be 6 centers: small group, independent reading, fiction, comprehension, technology, and vocabulary. Small groups will also meet with the teacher during RTI to review concepts from last week. Students will also continue individual conferencing with the teacher about the self-selected book they are reading for homework.
Assignments Due


In Class:

Students will read, text mark, and answer comprehension questions about a drama script. They will be focusing on identifying and supporting the theme of the play with text evidence.

Students will complete a ThinkCERCA comprehension/writing assignment on the computers.

Students will perform a drama play, using proper fluency, tone, and expression.

Students will create an outline in order to plan their informational writing project. They will then write a draft (at least 5 paragraphs) using their outlines.

Students will research and summarize information about the Midwest region.


Students need to be reading 20 minutes each night (Monday through Thursday). They should be reading a chapter book that can be used to complete their next book report.


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