User4 Lessons & Units
The structure of events that make up the main story of a text.
Lesson 1
Retell a story using text details
  • My Red Balloon
Lesson 2
Identify and describe the problem in a story
  • My Red Balloon
  • Olivia… and the Missing Toy
Lesson 3
Identify and describe the solution in a story
  • My Red Balloon
  • Olivia… and the Missing Toy
Lesson 4
Identify and describe the problem in a story
Identify and describe the solution in a story
  • Bringing Down the Moon
Lesson 1
Identify and describe the problems and solutions throughout a story
  • Groundhog Stays Up Late
Lesson 2
Retell the problems and solutions in a story in sequence
  • 100th Day Worries
Lesson 3
Identify and describe the story elements in a story (characters, setting, problem, solution)
  • 100th Day Worries
  • Don't Forget to Come Back
Lesson 1
Identify and describe the story elements in a story (characters, setting, problem, solution) using a graphic organizer
  • Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis
Lesson 2
Retell a story using the story elements (characters, setting, problem, solution)
  • Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis
  • When Charlie McButton Lost Power
Lesson 3
Identify and describe how characters affect the plot
  • When Charlie McButton Lost Power
  • Streganona Meets Her Match

Unit Reading Passages

  • Alex's Lemonade Sale
  • The Story of the First Thanksgiving
  • The Missing Rock
  • A Scared Tiger
  • Princess Lily
Lesson 1
Predict the solution to a problem using text evidence
  • Ruby's Wish
Lesson 2
Identify and describe how the problem in a story causes a conflict between the characters
  • Ruby's Wish
  • The Story of Noodles
Lesson 3
Identify and describe how problems in a story are related to each other
  • The Story of Noodles
  • Ruby's Wish
  • The Seven Chinese Brothers
Lesson 4
Identify and describe the rising action in a plot
Identify and describe the falling action in a plot
  • How My Parents Learned to Eat
  • The Story of Noodles

Unit Reading Passages

  • Casey Saves the Play
  • Caught in a Lie
  • The Great Escape
  • The Hiking Trip
  • Lost Treasure
Lesson 1
Identify and describe the climax in a story
Identify and describe the elements of plot including rising actions, the problem, falling actions and the resolution
  • Stone Soup
  • Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Lesson 2
Make a prediction about the climax of the story using the rising actions
  • Lily and the Wooden Bowl
Lesson 3
Make a prediction about the resolution of the problem using the falling actions
  • Lily and the Wooden Bowl

Unit Reading Passages

  • Accident Prone
  • An Upset
  • Kim's Hungry Pet
  • The Park
  • The Great Gift

Plot lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Bridge to Terabithia
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
The Great Gilly Hopkins
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Maniac Magee
The Wizard of Oz

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Bad Move
  • A Leaping Birthday
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  • The Scavenger Hunt
  • Thirty Minutes Alone