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Drawing Conclusions lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Riding Freedom
Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963

Unit Reading Passages

  • Finger Food
  • Great Wall Great Jump
  • Green Machines
  • Paradise Lost
  • Star Spangled Relic
Read-Aloud Lesson
Describe Papua New Guinea and the tree kangaroo that lives there, and explain why the "quest for the tree kangaroo" may be important
  • The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea
Paired Text Questions
Integrate information from the passage “The Koala Search” and the book Quest for the Tree Kangaroo to write or speak about the similarities between koalas and tree kangaroos, as well as between the scientists working to save the animals
  • The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea
  • The Koala Search

Explicit Information should be mastered by fifth grade.  Please use the reading passages if additional reinforcement is needed.

Unit Reading Passages

  • Avian Influenza
  • Mission Pluto
  • No Snow Required
  • Solar Solo
  • Where the Bison Roam
Read-Aloud Lesson
Analyze the role of Noro Shinpei in the author’s life in order to understand and discuss a theme of the book
  • Drawing from Memory
Read-Aloud Lesson
Analyze the journeys in the author’s life to understand and discuss a theme of the book
  • Drawing from Memory
Paired Text Questions
Integrate information from the fiction passage “I Break Stuff for a Living” and the book Drawing from Memory to discuss the relationship between a person’s passions and profession
  • Drawing from Memory
  • I Break Stuff for a Living

Fact and Opinion lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Lost Star:  The Story of Amelia Earhart
The Story of Jackie Robinson:  Bravest Man in Baseball

Unit Reading Passages

  • Food for Thought
  • Harry's Magical Spell
  • News Debate Tough Cell
  • On Hallowed Ground
  • Right On
Read-Aloud Lesson
Explain how Tyree Guyton uses common objects to create art installations that draw attention to specific social issues, such as homelessness, race, and violence
  • The Heidelberg Project: A Street of Dreams
Paired Text Questions
Integrate information from the non-fiction passage “Not-So-Looney Toons” and the book The Heidelberg Project: A Street of Dreams to compare art and editorial cartoons, especially in respect to their functions
  • The Heidelberg Project: A Street of Dreams
  • Not-So-Looney Toons

Figurative Language lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Leaf by Leaf:  Autumn Poems
Words with Wings:  A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Juicy Problem
  • A Real Life Bat Man
  • Bones On the Go!
  • Cloned Canine
  • To the Moon And Back

Genre lessons can be found in all of the fifth grade novel units.
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Unit Reading Passages

  • A Stargazer's Guide to Mission Control
  • Dance Fever
  • Honest Abe's Museum
  • News Debate Out Of Touch
  • The Boy and a Wish

Main Idea lesson can be found in the following fifth grade units:
Leaf by Leaf:  Autumn Poems
Words with Wings:  A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art

Unit Reading Passages

  • Healing Paws
  • Juiced
  • Leaping Lizards
  • Mammoth Fossil Found
  • Marathon Kids

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

Point of View lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Lost Start: The Story of Amelia Earhart
The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball

Predicting lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Bridge to Terabithia
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
The Great Gilly Hopkins
Maniac Magee

Unit Reading Passages

  • Climbing the Walls
  • The Koala Search
  • Place in Space
  • Storm Warning
  • Taste This

Sequence lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart
The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Lesson in Courage
  • Children in the Shadows
  • Old Time Operations
  • Stopping the Spread
  • The Scientific Method

Setting lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Riding Freedom
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
The Wizard of Oz

Unit Reading Passages

  • Johnny's First Job
  • Letter from Camp
  • No Way Out
  • The British are Coming!
  • Welcome Home

Author's Purpose lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Leaf by Leaf:  Autumn Poems
Words with Wings:  A Treasury of African American Poetry and Art

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Hero With Heart
  • Goodbye to Lice
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Returns
  • Vanishing Vultures

Cause and Effect lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Bridge to Terabithia
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
         Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart
Maniac McGee
Riding Freedom
The Great Gilly Hopkins
      The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
         The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
The Wizard of Oz

Unit Reading Passages

  • Aliens Invade!
  • Children of the Storm
  • Crisis in Africa
  • Dear Mr. President
  • Endangered Animals at a Glance

Vocabulary in Context lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Riding Freedom
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

Unit Reading Passages

  • Digging Deeper
  • Hot for Hybrids
  • Long Live the Vikings
  • Pet Cemetery
  • The King of Bling

Character lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Bridge to Terabithia

Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
         Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart
Maniac McGee
Riding Freedom
The Great Gilly Hopkins
      The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
         The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
The Wizard of Oz

Unit Reading Passages

  • Big Dreams
  • Massive Monument: The Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Pitcher Perfect
  • Protecting the Platypus
  • Star Power

Voice lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Leaf by Leaf: Autumn Poems
Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart
The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball
Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art

Unit Reading Passages

  • School Colors
  • Eyewitness to History: Grandma was a Protester
  • Cool Cats
  • Battle Over the Pledge
  • Backpacks to Fight Hunger

Classify and Categorize lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Lost Star:  The Story of Amelia Earhart
The Story of Jackie Robinson:  Bravest Man in Baseball

Unit Reading Passages

  • Dream Machines
  • Ready to Rumble
  • Superstars of Science
  • The Dawn of the Mayas
  • What's Cooking

Compare and Contrast lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Riding Freedom
Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963

Unit Reading Passages

  • Beyond the Shuttle
  • Big Birds, Big City
  • Nothing Left to Lose
  • Osceola's Last Stand
  • The Homework Hubbub
Read-Aloud Lesson
Describe the steps of the experiment that scientist Tyrone Hayes is conducting to determine the effect of the pesticide atrazine on frogs
  • The Frog Scientist
Paired Text Questions
Integrate information from the non-fiction reading passage “Frogs at Risk” and the non-fiction book The Frog Scientist to write or discuss the problems facing amphibian populations around the world and their possible causes
  • The Frog Scientist
  • Frogs at Risk

Currently, there are no Pronoun Reference lessons for 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, or 6th Grade.