TeacherBarbara Perdisatt
Subject AreaELA/SS
Grade Level5
Week #Q1W9
Unit of InstructionQuarter 1
Standard(s) Taught

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).
LAFS.5.W.3.9 – Draw evidence from literary texts to support analysis and reflection.
LAFS.5.SL.5.1 – Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
c. Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
d. Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.
LAFS.5.L.3.4 – Use Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.
LAFS.5.L.3.6 – Acquire and use academic and domain-specific words and phrases.
LAFS.5.RI.3.7 – Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate information
SS.5.A.2.1 – Compare cultural aspects of ancient American civilizations (Aztecs/Mayas; Mound Builders/Anasazi/Inuit).
SS.5.A.2.2 – Identify Native American tribes from different geographic regions of North America.
SS.5.A.2.3 – Compare cultural aspects of Native American tribes from different geographic regions of North America including but not limited to clothing, shelter, food, major beliefs and practices, music, art, and interactions with the environment.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will compare and contrast characters, settings, and events in a drama or play to understand how they move the story along.
Students will describe the cultural aspects of various ancient American civilizations.
Students will compare and contrast two different civilizations.

Classroom Activities

Spelling and Vocabulary Lesson 9
Because of Winn-Dixie novel study
Compare and contrast characters
State Research project

Assignments Due

50 Nifty United States Project Presentations – 10/15, research is done in class
Spelling/vocabulary quiz – 10/15
50 states, capitals and abbreviations – Thursday, 10/14, summative
Winn-Dixie chapters 6-12 questions – Wednesday, 10/13
Comparing and contrasting characters – 10/15

Pumpkin Book Report due NEXT FRIDAY, 10/22

Additional Resources

Spelling and Vocabulary – Lesson 9

Root: phon – sound suffix: -er, -or, -ian, -ist – person who
1. Homophone – a word that is pronounced the same as another word but is different in meaning or spelling.
2. Microphone – a device into which people speak or sing in order to record their voices or to make them sound louder.
3. Phonics – a method of teaching people to read and pronounce words by learning the sounds of letters, letter groups, and syllables.
4. Saxophone – a musical instrument that has a curved metal tube and is played by blowing into a mouthpiece and pressing keys with your fingers.
5. Symphony – a lone piece of music that is usually in four large, separate sections and is performed by an orchestra or band.
6. Reporter – a person who writes news stories for a newspaper, magazine, etc. or who tells people the news on radio or television.
7. Predecessor – a person who had a job or position before someone else; something that comes before something else.
8. Physician – a medical doctor, especially a doctor who is not a surgeon.
9. Pianist – a person who plays the piano.
10. Colonist – a person who lives in a colony; a person who helps create a colony.
**All plans subject to change**