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Grade-5 English Course Outline

Grade-5 English Course Outline

This class follows the Common Core State Standards for 5th grade English.

Students in this class are required to read at least 30 minutes every day and to turn in a reading log to show their time spent reading. They are also required to write 10 different book reports in an effort to encourage reading and writing about stories. In each of the 18 chapters students will receive two vocabulary lessons, learn about grammar, practice reading different types of literature, and learn skills to be a good writer. Students will learn how to make inferences, read context clues, and read to learn information. To improve their writing skills students will learn how to express opinions, write letters, use literary devices, and use word relationships in poetry. Students will practice comparing and contrasting similar texts.

The goal of this class it to make each student a better reader and a better writer.

LANGUAGE ARTS –FIFTH GRADE

1- Course Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Resources
  • Handout: Reading Log (Word)
  • Handout: Reading Log (PDF)
  • Handout: Reading Log (Excel)
  • Handout: Book Report (Biography)
  • Handout: Book Report (Nonfiction)
  • Handout: Book Report (Fiction)
  • Handout: Pre-writing Tool: Word Web
  • Handout: Pre-writing Tool: Graphic Organizer
  • Handout: Pre-writing Tool: Storyboard
  • Handout: Story Map (Turtle)
  • Handout: What Good Readers Do Overview
  • Handout: The Writing Process
  • Course Description
  • Understanding Plagiarism
  • Pretest
  • Assignment: Pretest
  • Course Links
  • Vocabulary Introduction
  • Grammar Introduction
  • Reading Introduction
  • Writing Introduction
  • Speaking and Listening Introduction
  • MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
  • MLA Documentation updates
  • MLA Citation
  • MLA Incorporating Sources

2- Grammar Basics, Good Reading Skills and Idea Book

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 1
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 1
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 1
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 2
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 2
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 2
  • Grammar: Types of Sentences and Punctuation
  • Handout: Sentence Review
  • Assignment: Sentence Review
  • Reading: What Good Readers Do
  • Reading: Informational Text
  • Handout: Atmosphere Reading and Questions
  • Assignment: Atmosphere Questions
  • Reading: Kangaroo Almanac
  • Quiz: Kangaroo Almanac Quiz
  • Writing: Book Review and Book Report
  • Assignment: Book Report #1
  • Writing: The Process
  • Writing: Idea Chart
  • Handout: Idea Chart
  • Assignment: Idea Chart
  • Writing: Brainstorming
  • Speaking and Listening: Rules for Discussion
  • Assignment: Discussion Rules
  • Assignment: Reading Log #1

3- Nouns, Predictions, Good Writing Skills

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 3
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 3
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 3
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 4
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 4
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 4
  • Grammar: Plural Nouns
  • Grammar: Proper Nouns
  • Grammar: Possessive Nouns
  • Handout: Plural Nouns, Proper Nouns, & Subject and Object Pronouns Assignment
  • Assignment: Plural Nouns and Proper Nouns
  • Reading: An Unlikely Friendship
  • Worksheet: An Unlikely Friendship Worksheet
  • Reading: One Giant Leap for Mankind
  • Essay: Space Travel Essay
  • Worksheet: One Giant Leap for Mankind Worksheet
  • Writing: Good Writing Skills
  • Writing: Revise and Edit
  • Handout: 6+1 Traits
  • Assignment: Reading Log #2
  • Assignment: Writing #1: Final Draft

4- Pronouns, Protagonist and Antagonist, Writing Process

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 5
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 5
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 5
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 6
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 6
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 6
  • Spelling: Syllables
  • Handout: Fishing…and
  • Essay: Writing Prompt #1
  • Grammar: Subject & Object Pronouns
  • Grammar: Possessive Pronouns
  • Grammar: Pronoun Referents; Indefinite Pronouns
  • Handout: Possessive Pronouns and Pronoun Referents
  • Assignment: Possessive Pronouns and Pronoun Referents
  • Reading Mini Lesson: Reading Skills -Activate Prior Knowledge
  • Reading: A True American Hero
  • Essay: American Hero Essay
  • Reading: Protagonist and Antagonist
  • Handout: The King of the Polar Bears
  • Essay: Protagonist and Antagonist
  • Assignment: Reading Log #3
  • Assignment: Book Report #2

5- Verbs, Visualize, Writing Process

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 7
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 7
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 7
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 8
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 8
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 8
  • Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Handout: Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Assignment: Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Grammar: Irregular Verbs
  • Grammar: Linking Verbs
  • Grammar: Auxiliary Verbs – Be, Have, Do
  • Grammar: More Auxiliary Verbs
  • Handout: Linking and Auxiliary Verbs
  • Assignment: Linking &Auxililary Verbs
  • Reading: Fact or Opinion?
  • Quiz: Fact or Opinion?
  • Reading: Visualize and Retell
  • Essay: Prompt: If Things Could Talk…
  • Reading: The Fossil Lady
  • Worksheet: The Fossil Lady Worksheet
  • Essay: Dinosaur Essay
  • Writing: Narrative
  • Writing: Narrative Part 2
  • Assignment: Final Draft Narrative
  • Assignment: Reading Log #4

6- Subject and Predicates, Characters, Opinions

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 9
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 9
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 9
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 10
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 10
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 10
  • Reading Mini Lesson: What Good Readers Do – Reread
  • Grammar: Complete and Simple Subjects
  • Grammar: Complete and Simple Predicates
  • Handout: Complete and Simple Predicates
  • Assignment: Complete and Simple Subjects and Predicates Assignment
  • Reading: Character Development
  • Handout: The Box Robbers
  • Handout: Major and Minor Characters
  • Reading: The Midas Touch
  • Quiz: The Midas Touch Quiz
  • Reading/Writing: Warm Up – Thunderbirds
  • Handout: Thunderbird Legend
  • Assignment: Assignment: Thunderbird Legend
  • Essay: Writing Prompt: What is your legend?
  • Writing: Opinions and Paragraph
  • Writing: Opinions Part 2
  • Assignment: Reading Log #5
  • Assignment: Final Draft Essay
  • Assignment: Book Report #3

7- Noun Phrases, Prepositions, Reading to Learn, Research

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 11
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 11
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 11
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 12
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 12
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 12
  • Grammar: Subject & Objects; Noun Phrases
  • Grammar: Complete Sentences
  • Grammar: Prepositions
  • Handout: Subjects & Objects, Noun Phrase, Prepositions, & Complete Sentences
  • Assignment: Subjects & Objects, Noun Phrase, Prepositions, & Complete Sentences
  • Reading: From King to President
  • Quiz: From King to President
  • Reading: The Life of a Colonial Child
  • Assignment: Reading Log #6
  • Essay: My Colonial Story Essay

8- Adjectives, Inferences, Context Clues

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 13
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 13
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 13
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 14
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 14
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 14
  • Vocabulary Mini Lesson: Word Detectives
  • Reading: What Good Readers Do – Infer
  • Grammar: Adjectives
  • Grammar: Comparisons with er and est Endings
  • Grammar: Comparisons with More and Most
  • Handout: Adjectives & Comparisons
  • Assignment: Adjectives & Comparisons
  • Grammar: Specific Adjectives
  • Grammar: Sensory Adjectives
  • Handout: Specific & Sensory Adjectives
  • Assignment: Specific & Sensory Adjectives
  • Reading: Native Americans
  • Handout: Native Americans
  • Worksheet: Native Americans
  • Reading: Search for Undersea Treasure
  • Worksheet: The Search for Undersea Treasure
  • Writing: Using Adjectives and Articles
  • Handout: Adjectives Practice
  • Assignment: Reading Log #7
  • Assignment: Adjectives Practice
  • Assignment: Book Report #4

9- Adverbs, Asking Questions, Legends

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 15
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 15
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 15
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 16
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 16
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 16
  • Grammar: Adverbs
  • Grammar: Intensifying Adverbs
  • Handout: Adverbs & Intensifiers
  • Assignment: Adverbs & Intensifiers
  • Grammar: Comparative & Superlative
  • Grammar: Time Clue Words
  • Handout: Comparative & Superlative Adverbs and Time Clue Words
  • Assignment: Comparative & Superlative Adverbs and Time Clue Words
  • Grammar: Position Words
  • Reading: Ederle Amazing!
  • Worksheet: Ederle Amazing! Worksheet
  • Reading: What Good Readers Do: Ask Questions
  • Writing: A Legend
  • Handout: Legend Chart
  • Writing: A Legend Continued
  • Assignment: Reading Log #8
  • Assignment: A Legend
  • Midtest
  • Assignment: Midtest

10- Commas, Dialogue, Text Connections, Writer’s Workshop

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 17
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 17
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 17
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 18
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 18
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 18
  • Grammar: Commas in a Series; Appositives
  • Grammar: Introductory Words, Direct Address, Transitions
  • Grammar and Writing: Dialogue
  • Handout: Commas, Introductory Words, and Dialogue
  • Assignment: Commas, Introductory Words, and Dialogue
  • Writing: Writer’s Workshop Part 1
  • Writing: Writer’s Workshop Part 2
  • Assignment: Writer’ Workshop Final Draft
  • Reading: What Good Readers Do – Synthesize and Connect
  • Reading: Looking for Something Green
  • Assignment: Reading Log #9
  • Worksheet: Looking for Something Green
  • Assignment: Book Report #5

11- Subordinators, Clauses, Predictions, Letter Writing

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 19
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 19
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 19
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 20
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 20
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 20
  • Grammar: Subordinators
  • Grammar: Who, Which, and That Clauses
  • Grammar: Parallel Style
  • Handout: Subordinators, Who, Which, and That Clauses, and Parallel Style
  • Assignment: Subordinators, Who, Which, and That Clauses, and Parallel Style
  • Writing: Business Letters
  • Essay: Business Letter
  • Writing: Friendly Letters
  • Essay: Friendly Letter Essay
  • Reading: What Good Readers Do – Predictions
  • Assignment: Reading Log #10

12- Prepositions, Contractions, Interjections, Important Idea

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 21
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 21
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 21
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 22
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 22
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 22
  • Grammar: Prepositions
  • Worksheet: Prepositions
  • Grammar: Contractions
  • Essay: Contractions
  • Grammar: Interjections!
  • What Good Readers Do: Determining Importance
  • Handout: Nonfiction Reading
  • Assignment: Determining Importance
  • Writing: Report on a Topic Introduction
  • Writing: Report on a Topic – Finding Information
  • Handout: Fact Organizer
  • Writing: Report on a Topic – Publish and Present
  • Assignment: Reading Log #11
  • Assignment: Report on a Topic
  • Assignment: Book Report #6

13- Roots, Affixes, Summarization

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 23
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 23
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 23
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 24
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 24
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 24
  • Grammar: Root Words and Affixes
  • Handout: Root Words
  • Handout: Prefix Practice
  • Handout: Suffix Practice
  • Assignment: Root Words
  • Assignment: Prefix Practice
  • Assignment: Suffix Practice
  • Reading/Writing: Summarize and Synthesize
  • Worksheet: Summarizing
  • Reading: Great Kid Inventors
  • Essay: Great Inventors Essay
  • Reading: Otzi the Iceman
  • Quiz: Otzi the Iceman Quiz
  • Reading: The Uninvited Guest
  • Quiz: Uninvited Guests Quiz
  • Reading: Joy Adamson: Living with Lions
  • Assignment: Reading Log #12
  • Quiz: Living with Lions Quiz

14- Researching, Focusing, Outlining, Reporting

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 25
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 25
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 25
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 26
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 26
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 26
  • Writing: Topics for Reports
  • Writing: “Focusing Questions”
  • Assignment: Topics for Reports & Focusing Questions Assignment
  • Writing Outlines
  • Assignment: Writing Outlines Assignment
  • Writing: Drafting a Report
  • Essay: Writing Reports: Draft
  • Writing: Final Draft
  • Essay: Research Paper Final Draft
  • Reading: Digging Up History
  • Assignment: Reading Log #13
  • Worksheet: Digging Up History Worksheet
  • Assignment: Book Report #7

15- Poetry and Word Relationships

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 27
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 27
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 27
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 28
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 28
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 28
  • Grammar: Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms
  • Worksheet: Synonyms for Overused Words
  • Reading: An Everyday Poet
  • Essay: An Everyday Poet Essay
  • Writing: Introduction to Poetry
  • Writing: You Become the Poet
  • Assignment: Form Poem
  • Writing: Acrostic Poems
  • Assignment: Write Your Own Acrostic Poem
  • Writing: Cinquain Poem
  • Assignment: Cinquain Poem
  • Writing: Creative Poems
  • Assignment: Reading Log #14
  • Assignment: Creative Poetry

16- Titles, Themes, Literary Devices

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 29
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 29
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 29
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 30
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 30
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 30
  • Grammar: Writing Titles
  • Reading: What is Theme?
  • Reading: It Could Happen
  • Worksheet: It Could Happen
  • Writing: Character Development
  • Reading: Character and Theme
  • Reading: Literary Devices
  • Assignment: Reading Log #15
  • Assignment: Book Report #8

17- Compare and Contrasting Texts

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 31
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 31
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 31
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 32
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 32
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 32
  • Compare and Contrasting
  • Handout: Imagined or Real?
  • Handout: Loch Ness Monster
  • Worksheet: Compare and Contrast
  • Reading: Compare and Contrast Characters – Tom Thumb
  • Handout: Comparing Characters
  • Reading: Compare and Contrast Characters – Thumbelina
  • Assignment: Compare and Contrast Characters
  • Reading: Compare and Contrast Themes
  • Worksheet: Compare and Contrast Themes
  • Reading: Compare and Contrast Structure
  • Handout: Compare and Contrast Structure
  • Assignment: Compare and Contrast Structure
  • Writing: Planning and Drafting
  • Handout: Short Story Rubric
  • Assignment: First Draft of Short Story
  • Writing: Editing and Final Draft
  • Assignment: Reading Log #16
  • Assignment: Final Draft of Short Story

18- Reading and Writing Fiction

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 33
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 33
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 33
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 34
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 34
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 34
  • Reading: Chapters, Stanzas, Acts and Scenes
  • Reading: Conflict in Literature
  • Quiz: Conflict in Literature
  • Reading: Conflict and Resolution
  • Reading: Understanding Plot
  • Reading/Writing: Point of View
  • Essay: Point of View
  • Writing: Transitions
  • Writing: Narratives
  • Assignment: Narrative Pre-Write
  • Assignment: Narrative First Draft
  • Writing: Narratives Part 2
  • Assignment: Narrative Draft 2
  • Writing: Narratives Part 3
  • Assignment: Reading Log #17
  • Assignment: Narrative Final Draft
  • Assignment: Book Report #9

19- Reading and Writing Nonfiction

  • Vocabulary: Lesson 35
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 35
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 35
  • Vocabulary: Lesson 36
  • Handout: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 36
  • Assignment: Vocabulary Builder Lesson 36
  • Reading: Choose a Nonfiction Novel
  • Reading: Examples of Nonfiction
  • Reading: Fact and Opinion
  • Essay: Fact vs. Opinion
  • Reading: Nonfiction Organization
  • Essay: Reading Response
  • Reading: Nonfiction Purposes
  • Reading: Analyzing an Argument
  • Writing: Nonfiction Text Organization
  • Writing: Expository Non-Fiction
  • Assignment: Reading Log #18
  • Assignment: Expository Writing Final
  • Post-test
  • Assignment: Post-test
  • Assignment: Book Report #10

20- Course Survey

  • Course Survey
  • Handout: Course Survey
  • Assignment: Course Survey
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