Q2W3 11/1-11/5

TeacherBarbara Perdisatt
Subject AreaELA/SS
Grade Level5
Week #Q2W3
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.3.1 – Describe technological developments that shaped European exploration.
SS.5.A.3.2 – Investigate (nationality, sponsoring country, motives, dates and routes of travel, accomplishments) the European explorers.
SS.5.A.3.3 – Describe interactions among Native American, Africans, English, French, Dutch, and Spanish for control of North America.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will describe the reasons for exploration, what life was like during that time, and the benefits and challenges of the Age of Exploration.
Students will be able to describe what an explorer is.
Students will determine the theme of a passage based on characters and how they respond to challenges.

Classroom Activities

Spelling/vocab/ daily grammar
Power Point and companion piece on theme, reading
Early Explorers packet
Opinion Writing
Because of Winn Dixie

Assignments Due

Spelling/Vocabulary Lesson 12 formative – Friday, 11/5
Grammar Q2:3 formative, Friday 11/5
Theme – Formative – Friday 11/5
Because of Winn Dixie Summative – Wednesday 11/3

Additional Resources

Spelling/Vocabulary Lesson 12 (Early Explorers)
Explorer – n. a person who travels in search of new places and information
Scurvy – n. a disease many explorers got from lack of important vitamins and nutrients
Compass – n. a device used for navigation that indicates magnetic north
Journal – n. brief recorded account of daily events
Astrolabe – n. object used to measure the position of the stars
Sandglass – n. tool used for keeping time on a ship
Artifact – an object made and used by humans in the past
Age of Exploration – a time in the 1400-1600’s when many countries began exploring unknown areas of the world
Native – the first people to live in an area
Trade – to exchange one thing for another