Quarter 2 Weeks 16 and 17 Lesson Plans (Nov. 27- Dec. 8)

TeacherDesiree Drager
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level5th
Week #16 and 17
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)

(NEW-Poem) 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 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).

(NEW) 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)

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 describe the characteristics of a poem.

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

Students will compare and contrast the different types of poems using characteristics such as rhyme scheme, syllable patterns, theme, figurative language, etc.

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

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

Students will present their book report projects to the class.


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 independently complete an informational writing prompt from start to finish (prewrite, draft, revise, edit).

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 West region.

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

Classroom Activities
  • Whole Group Instruction– Students will read, analyze, and compare a variety of poems. Students will identify the theme of a poem and support it with text evidence. Students will read poems and classify them based on characteristics such as rhyme scheme, syllable patterns, theme, etc.In writing, students will complete an informational writing prompt individually from start to finish (prewrite, draft, revise, edit). Once complete, we will take the “body” section of their writing on work on elaborating using text evidence. Students will also participate in a discussion about the weekly homework article topic. Students will present their weekly book report topics to the class.
  • Small Group Instruction– Students will participate in centers that cover the standards for the week. There will be 6 centers: small group, independent reading, poetry characteristics, comprehension, technology, and figurative language. 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 read, text mark, and answer comprehension questions about a poem. They will be focusing on identifying and supporting the theme of the poem with text evidence.

Students will use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast poems by their characteristics.

Students will be given an informational writing prompt and will be asked to write a 4-5 paragraph response to the prompt by going through the writing process.  

Students will research and summarize information about the West region of the United States.


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.

Students need to read the article of the week (All About Jeff Kinney) and complete the text marking and question set. 

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