Quarter 2 Weeks 18 and 19 Lesson Plans (Dec.11-Dec.20)

TeacherDesiree Drager
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level5
Week #18 and 19
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 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).

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

Reading

Students will make inferences about what they read and support those inferences with evidence from the text.

Students will annotate a poem and identify the literal and figurative meanings of figurative language found within the text.

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.

Writing

Students will identify examples of reasoning within their writing and the writing of their peers.

Students will explain the importance of including reasoning into their writing.

Students will edit their information essays to include reasoning after they cite evidence from the text.

Students will identify and use homophones correctly in their writing.

Students will identify and use commas correctly to separate items in a series, separate dates, to use after transitions, and to combine compound sentences.

 

 

Classroom Activities

 

·         Whole Group Instruction– Students will read, annotate, 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. Students will also identify what an inference is and why it is important to use text evidence to support inferences. In addition, students will be asked to differentiate between the literal and figurative meanings of lines in poems.

·          In writing, students will edit their information essays to include more reasoning. We will use sample paragraphs to identify good reasoning examples and weak reasoning examples. Students will also use commas and homophones correctly in their writing.

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·         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 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 identify figurative language devices in poems and compare their literal meanings to their figurative meanings.

Students will revise their informational essay to include more reasoning/elaboration.

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

Homework:  

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 will need to complete their article of the week and turn in on Friday, December 15th. There will be no article the week of December 18th. 

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