TeacherBarbara Perdisatt
Subject AreaELA/SS
Grade Level5
Week #Q2W2
Unit of InstructionQuarter 2
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.5.RL.1.2 – Determine a theme of a story, drama, or play form details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges.
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 describe the cultural aspects of various ancient American civilizations.
Students will compare and contrast two different civilizations.
Students will determine the theme of a passage based on characters and how they respond to challenges.

Classroom Activities

Power Point and companion piece on theme, reading
Native American Regions/Review
Pumpkin Book Report Presentations
Because of Winn Dixie

Assignments Due

Spelling/Vocabulary Lesson 11 formative – Friday, 10/29
Grammar Q2:2 fromative, Friday 10/29
Theme – Formative – Friday 10/29
Native American Summative – Thursday 10/28

Additional Resources

Spelling/vocab words:

Root: chron – time
suffix: -arium, -orium – place where -ment – result
1. Chronic – continuing or occurring again and again for a long time; happening or existing frequently or most of the time.
2. Chronicle – a description of events in the order they happened.
3. Chronological – arranged in the order that things happened or came to be; using time as a measurement.
4. Chronometer – a watch or clock that measures time precisely.
5. Synchronize – to cause things to agree in time or to make things happen at the same time and speed.
6. Planetarium – a building or room in which images of stars, planets, etc. are shown on a high, curved ceiling.
7. Aquarium – a glass or plastic container in which fish and other water animals and plants can live; a building people can visit to see water animals and plants.
8. Emporium – a large retail store, especially one selling a great variety of articles.
9. Assessment – the act of making a judgement about something; the result of an evaluation.
10. Amendment – a change in the words or meaning of a law or document (such as a constitution); a change made by correction, addition, or deletion.