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Language Arts Lesson Plans for Fifth Grade | Let’s Read English

Language Arts Lesson Plans for Fifth Grade | Let's Read English

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The lesson plans below present a thorough list of the language arts curriculum and language arts addition, an optional supplementary to the Learning Activity (LA) curriculum with short activity descriptions as well as learning activity (LA) numbers.

Members frequently use this article as a resource for more thorough planning as a guide to help them choose particular activities by using the activity finder or differentiate our curriculum with state standards.

Language arts for fifth grade contains:

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  1. Language Arts – 159 Activities
  2. Language Arts Extensions – 104 Activities

Language Arts Lesson Plans for Fifth Grade | Let's Read English

Total activities: 159

Chapter 1: “Vocabulary Skills”

The student will demonstrate knowledge by determining the meaning of synonyms from grade level appropriate vocabulary, by correctly choosing a given word or phrase that means the same thing.

The student will demonstrate knowledge by determining the meaning of antonyms from grade level appropriate vocabulary, by correctly choosing a given word or phrase that means the opposite.

The student will be able to analyze and determine the correct meaning of a word, based on the prefix of the root word or how the prefix is used in the context of a passage.

The student will be able to analyze and determine the correct meaning of a word, based on the suffix of the root word or how the suffix is used in the context of a passage.

The student will be able to identify and select the appropriate homophone or word that sounds the same, based on the context of a passage which fits the best meaning of the given word or phrase.

The student will be able to identify and analyze the author’s use of idioms, based on the context of a passage and how these expressions are used in literal and interpretative information.

The student will be able to identify and determine the meaning of unknown words, based on the understanding of Latin and Greek roots.

Chapter 2: “Process Skills: Think Alouds”

Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying with extensive scaffolding and support, through think aloud prompts.

Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying with scaffolding and support, through think aloud prompts.

Use the reading comprehension process skills of summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying to independently read and comprehend texts with minimal think aloud support.

Chapter 3: “Comprehension: Literature”

Use knowledge, information, and ideas from literary or expository texts to make inferences about the text (e.g., make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations, and infer sequence of events.)

Make a summary or paraphrase information from literary or expository text.

Identify the main idea(s) or theme(s), distinguishing them/it from supporting details in a literary text.

Identify plot by using story elements including the main problem and solution.

Chapter 4: “Comprehension: Informational Text”

Identify the main idea(s) using the supporting details in an expository text.

Students will understand two different text structures: chronological order and cause and effect. They will apply these skills by comparing and contrasting two authentic nonfiction articles.

Students will understand two different text structures: chronological order and cause and effect. They will apply these skills by comparing and contrasting two authentic nonfiction articles.

Read, interpret and make predictions using charts, graphs, diagrams, maps or other graphic representations.

Compare and contrast characters, settings, ideas, information and/or plot within a text or between two or more genre sources (literary or expository), including figurative language such as metaphors.

Students will be introduced to academic words to increase language proficiency and activate background knowledge before analyzing two authentic nonfiction articles.

Students will be introduced to academic words to increase language proficiency and activate background knowledge before analyzing two authentic nonfiction articles.

Students will explore the meaning of five different proverbs to increase language proficiency before analyzing two authentic nonfiction articles.

Identify and use knowledge of the author’s purpose to comprehend the writing of a literary or expository text.

Students will understand the basic steps one must take when organizing notes from two sources. Students will independently read two nonfiction articles.

Students will review the basic steps to take when organizing notes from two sources. They will independently read two nonfiction articles.

Students will review the basic steps for taking notes and organizing notes from two sources. They will independently read two nonfiction articles.

Distinguish between fact and opinion in an expository text or within news sources, including the use of hyperbole.

Identify and distinguish between cause and effect in expository and literary texts.

Chapter 5: “State Simulation Assessments”

Students will demonstrate knowledge of comprehension skills on grade level appropriate literary and expository passages, with questions that simulate a high-stakes assessment.

Chapter 6: “An American Safari – ILA”

The student will explore content through discovery and develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary.

The student will achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary and respond to the literature. Authentic nonfiction literature is included.

The student will achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary and respond to the literature. Authentic nonfiction literature is included.

Through learning activities focused on recognition and application, the student will practice language art skills. These activities have direct instruction, practice, and scored assessment.

Chapter 7: “The Birchbark House – ILA”

The student will explore content through discovery and develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary.

The student will achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary and respond to the literature. Authentic nonfiction literature is included.

The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections. Student uses prior knowledge and will analyze and evaluate to make sense of texts.

Through learning activities focused on recognition and application, the student will practice language art skills. These activities have direct instruction, practice, and scored assessment.

Chapter 8: “The Giver – ILA”

The student will explore content through discovery and develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary.

The student will achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary and respond to the literature. Authentic nonfiction literature is included.

The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections. Student uses prior knowledge and will analyze and evaluate to make sense of texts.

Through learning activities focused on recognition and application, the student will practice language art skills. These activities have direct instruction, practice, and scored assessment.

Chapter 9: “Mother and Daughter – ILA”

The student will explore content through discovery and develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary.

Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice language arts skills.

The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections. Student uses prior knowledge and will analyze and evaluate to make sense of texts.

Through learning activities focused on recognition and application, the student will practice language art skills. These activities have direct instruction, practice, and scored assessment.

Chapter 10: “The Black Stallion – ILA”

The student will explore content through discovery and develop vocabulary through the use of a literature-based glossary.

The student will achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary and respond to the literature. Authentic fiction literature is included.

The student will use a variety of strategies to comprehend reading selections. Student uses prior knowledge and will analyze and evaluate to make sense of texts.

Through learning activities focused on recognition and application, the student will practice language art skills.

Language Arts Extensions Lesson Plan – 5th Grade Curriculum

Total activities: 104

Chapter 1: “Reading Strategies – Extension”

Use text organizers, such as type, headings, and graphics, to predict and categorize information in informational texts.

Use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Use text elements, such as time sequences, for understanding materials.

Retell main points to demonstrate interpretation of challenging texts.

Summarize and paraphrase written materials.

Identify the meaning of affixes.

Set purposes for reading.

Write about what is read.

Chapter 2: “Grammar – Extension”

Use internal punctuation to separate word groups.

Use commas after: yes, no, well, direct address, last name written first.

Use quotation marks in dialogue, in names of poems, songs, short stories, magazine articles, and essays.

Identify present, past, and future tenses of verbs.

Identify and use the past and past-participle forms of irregular verbs.

Identify direct and indirect objects.

Identify and use predicate adjectives.

Identify and use the adjective suffixes: -able, -ful, -less, -y.

Identify and use comparative and superlative forms of adverbs.

Chapter 3: “Literature – Extension”

Describe the defining characteristics of suspense. Read suspense stories.

Describe the defining characteristics of historical fiction. Read historical fiction stories.

Describe the defining characteristics of traditional tales. Read traditional tales.

Compare fables and stories from two or more cultures or time periods.

Describe the development of plot, and explain how conflicts are resolved.

Describe the characteristics of free verse, rhymed, and patterned poetry.

Describe character development in fiction and poetry selections.

Chapter 4: “Elements of Writing – Extension”

Write a complete paragraph by using a topic sentence and supporting sentences.

Write letters formatted for a specific purpose.

Write an outline, organizing information by main ideas and supporting ideas.

Write a research report and cite reference sources.

Write narratives with common story elements, such as plot, character, theme and setting.

Write compositions including both literal and figurative language.

Apply knowledge of revision strategies, such as combining sentences, substituting words, and expanding ideas.

Distinguish between first- and third-person point of view.

Chapter 5: “Tools for Learning – Extension”

Perform oral readings of prose and poetry.

Demonstrate use of oral language effectively by control of eye contact, speaking rate, volume, and enunciation.

Use spoken language concisely and creatively, depending on the purpose of communication.

Express opinions respectfully.

Listen to, identify, and then summarize main ideas of a speech or lecture.

Give, listen to, and follow directions.

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Lesson Activity Finder Tool

The lesson activity finder is one of the numerous useful tools that Let’s Read English provides for members. The activity finder is an alternative route for parents to preview lessons or find additional practices for their children easily.

Each lesson in the curriculum has a rare activity number which is referred to in the lesson plans as an “LA Number”. These numbers can be detected either on the scope and sequence pages or the lesson plans in the Parent Dashboard.

You can find the activity finder in the lower left hand corner of the Student Dashboard. In order to use the activity finder, members can log in to the account of their children, type the Learning Activity (LA) number of a lesson into the Activity Finder and then click “Go” to open it.

For more information, please check out our hints and help section which provides more details about the activity finder.

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