Unit of Instruction
ELA: Text Structures SOCIAL STUDIES: American Revolution
Standard(s) Taught

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Students will:
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology . . . problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts
Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts
Use context as a clue to the meaning of word or phrase
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with
reasons and information.
Identify and explain significant events leading up to the American Revolution
Identify significant individuals and groups who played a role in the American Revolution.
Examine and compare major battles and military campaigns of the American Revolution.
Classroom Activities
Whole Group:
Review of Text Structures – Chronological Order, Problem & Solution, Cause & Effect, Problem & Solution with Ready Reading Book
American Revolution – Discussion of the causes leading to the Revolution and power point presentation
Writing – Students will begin working on an Opinion Essay that will be completed as a class. We will review the basic structure and elements of an opinion essay and how to support our opinions with text evidence. By the end of 2 weeks students will publish a essay written as a class.
Social Studies – Storyworks article and grammar/dictionary usage
Reading – Text Structures
i-Ready – Online Differentiated ELA lessons
Teacher – Text Structures: Chronological, Problem & Solution, Cause & Effect, Compare & Contrast. Differentiated work for students on multiple levels to deepen understanding of Text Structure

Assignments Due:

Friday, January 6 vocabulary formative lesson 16
Friday Jan. 10th
Text Structure Formative – Students will read a short passage and identify the text structure the author used and give evidence to support their answer.
Vocabulary Test Formative – lesson 17
American Revolution Formative – Timeline activity from lesson 2 & Notebook check lesson 1 & 2
Additional Resources
Jan 6-10 Vocabulary – lesson 16  (barometer, diameter, optometry, perimeter, symmetry, precaution, forecast, antebellum, antecedent, postpone)

Jan 12 – 17 Vocabulary – lesson 17 (geothermal, hypothermia, thermal, thermos, thermostat, hyperactive, hypersensitive, superintendent, hypodermic, subconscious)