TeacherBarbara Perdisatt
Subject AreaELA/SS
Grade Level5
Week #Q1W3
Unit of InstructionQuarter 1
Standard(s) Taught

• SS.5.G.1.3 – Identify major United States physical features on a map of North America.
• LAFS.5.RL.1.2 – 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.1.3 – Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact). Craft and Structure:
• LAFS.5.RL.2.6 – Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
• LAFS.5.RL.4.10 – By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently. Range of Writing:
• LAFS.W.4.10 – Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences. Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
• LAFS.5.W.3.9 – Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

• Students will identify specific states on a map of the United States
• Students will explain geographic features on a physical map of North America
• Students will describe the key geographic features of North America
• Students will identify the theme of a story
• Students will analyze characters of a story using details to support their analysis.

Classroom Activities

• Practice States and Capitals
• Regions and Climates of the US
• Read I Love You Michael Collins
• Classroom discussion of chapters read each day
• Grammar morning work
• Centers – writing, spelling/vocab, research, reading fluency, specific skill practice

Assignments Due

• Vocab/spelling test – 9/3 – Formative
• Grammar quiz – 9/3 – Formative
• I Love You Michael Collins book study letters 10-17
• Book Quiz – 9/3 – formative
• Southeast Region of the US – 8/31 – formative

Additional Resources

Spelling/vocab words:
Root –
Photo – light
Prefix –
Im- in- il- not
1. Photocopy – a paper copy of a document or picture that is made with a special machine (copier or photocopier).
2. Photograph – a picture made by a camera (also called a photo).
3. Photon – a tiny particle of light or electromagnetic radiation.
4. Photosynthesis – the process by which a green plant turns water and carbon dioxide into food when the plant is exposed to light.
5. Telephoto – a lens for a camera that makes far away objects appear to be closer.
6. Incapable – not able to do something; not having the necessary skill or ability to perform a specific act or function.
7. Ineligible – not allowed to do or be something; legally disqualified.
8. Imbalance – a state or condition in which different things do not occur in equal or proper amounts.
9. Illiterate – not knowing how to read or write; having or showing a lack of knowledge about a particular subject.
10. Illogical – not thinking about things in a reasonable or sensibly way; unreasoning.
Southeast Region of the USA
Florida – FL – Tallahassee
Georgia – GA – Atlanta
Louisiana – LA – Baton Rouge
Mississippi – MS – Jackson
Alabama -AL – Montgomery
South Carolina – SC – Columbia
North Carolina – NC – Raleigh
West Virginia – WV – Charleston
Virginia – VA – Richmond
Kentucky – KY Frankfort
Tennessee – TN – Nashville
Arkansas – AR – Little Rock

*all plans are subject to change

ALL IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.