• Elementary Literacy Fifth Grade, Quarter 4 Unit 2

    Subject: Literacy
    Grade: Fifth
    Timeline: 4 - 4 1/2 weeks

    Quarter 4 Unit 2 Overview: 

    In this 4-4 ½ week unit students will focus on reading informational text in order to relay information learned.  Students will summarize and paraphrase text. Students will further develop their comprehension by interacting with more complex text.    During this unit, students will explore images of the American West (1860-1900) as they read Black Frontiers, Cowboys of the Wild West, The Story of Lewis and Clark and a poem.  They can also visit the American West 1860-1900 using the Library of Congress.  Students will demonstrate a command of the conventions of Standard English as they read and write with accuracy and clarity.  During Word Study, students will be exposed to high frequency words and review previously taught Nifty Thrifty Fifty words.  The teacher will model comprehension strategies while providing opportunities for guided and independent practice. The block framework provides opportunities for modeling, guided practice, and independent practice necessary for students’ mastery of the competencies of this unit.

    Quarter 4 Unit 2 Performance Task:

    The Performance Task for this unit has been removed and replaced with a CLOSE READ that includes a culminating activity.  There will also be a District Assessment.

    Focus Standards:
    RF.5.3-Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    RF.5.4-Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    RL.5.4-Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
    RL.5.10-By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
    RI.5.10-By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
    W.5.1-Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
    W.5.7-Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
    W.5.10-Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
    L.5.1-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
    L.5.2-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
    L.5.3-Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
    L.5.6-Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).


    Student Objectives/Competencies:

    Students will be able to…

    -Read and understand the content of informational texts and documents

    -Cite evidence from text to support generalizations

    -Summarize and paraphrase a variety of texts

    -Draw conclusions based on information from text

    -Form conclusion(s) about relevant details of an event

    -Persuade an audience using a point of view

    -Make Inferences

    -Determine the main idea

    -Write a memoir

    -Compare and contrast

    -Understand and use timeline

    -Write a friendly letter

    -Examine the structure of a poem

    -Utilize vocabulary

    District Assessment

    Elements of Instruction:

    • Skill based groups
    • Reading level groups
    • DRA2

    Interdisciplinary Connections:
    -Scholastic News

    Additional Resources:
    Google The Library of Congress:  The American West 1865-1900