Quarter 3 Week 2 Lesson Plans (Jan. 15- Jan. 19)

TeacherDesiree Drager
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level5
Week #21
Unit of InstructionModule 3
Standard(s) Taught

ELA (Reading and Writing)

Students will 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.L.3.4)

Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described. (LAFS.5.RL.2.5)

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 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.2.4).

Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes (LAFS.5.RL.2.4).

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)

Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. (LAFS.5.W.3.7)

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

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 decompose words into their parts (prefix, root, suffix).

Students will use their knowledge of common prefixes and suffixes in order to define unknown words.

Students will use various strategies (e.g., context clues, root words, affixes) to determine the meaning of words and phrases.

Students will use inferencing and text evidence to compare and contrast character traits found among characters in fiction text.

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


Students will revise and edit an informational essay for proper punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure.

Students will write and edit sentences using proper subject/verb agreement.

Students will use transitions to introduce new topics to their writing.

Students will use possessive nouns correctly in their writing. 

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 Southwest region.

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

Classroom Activities
  • Whole Group Instruction– Students will be introduced to the parts of a word (prefix, root, suffix) and will be taught the meanings of common prefixes and suffixes. As a whole group, students will complete interactive notes pages on this topic. Students will also be reading a story called The School Versus James Holt. We will read chapters two and three this week and focus on identifying the speaker’s point of view and how it influences the events in the text.
  • In writing, students will edit and revise their information essay on tornadoes and hurricanes. They will specifically be looking for correct punctuation and sentence structure. Students will also edit and write sentences using correct subject/verb agreement.  
  • Small Group Instruction– Students will participate in centers that cover the standards for the week. There will be 6 centers: small group, independent reading, inferencing, comprehension, technology, and vocabulary. Small groups will also meet with the teacher during RTI to review concepts from previous weeks. 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 edit and revise their informative essay on tornadoes and hurricanes using a rubric.

Students will be given a list of common prefixes and suffixes that they will need to begin studying for a test next Friday.

Students will read chapters 2 and 3 in the story The School Versus James Holt and will use the speaker’s point of view to identify how events unfold.

Students will read fiction and nonfiction text and will identify unknown words and will use strategies (context clues, prefixes/suffixes, etc.) to help determine the meaning of the words.


Students need to be reading 20 minutes each night (Monday through Thursday). They should also be working on their book report which is due January 19th.

Students were given a writing prompt assignment last week. This assignment is broken up into two parts. Part one was due last Friday and the second part is due this Friday (Jan. 19).

Students will be given a list of common prefixes and suffixes that they will need to begin studying.

Students need to be studying their Southwest states and capitals for their test on January 26th, 2018.

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