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.
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.