RL.5.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

 
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Why was "The Road Not Taken"?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We can use text clues and schema to help us visualize what is happening in a poem.

 
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Comparing Stories, Characters and Themes

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Guided Reading - Developing BIG Understanding in a Small Group Format
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Guided Reading - Developing BIG Understanding in a Small Group Format
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Comparing and contrasting ideas help readers build understanding. There are similar themes in many books that each can teach us why people immigrate to our country.

 
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afghanistan
   

Sinking of the Titanic - Comparing Poetry and Prose

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Points of View on the Titanic
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Points of View on the Titanic
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Poetry is written to entertain readers.

 
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Frozen: Understanding Theme

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Grab and keep your readers attention as they investigate themes!

 
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Discovering Morals Through Fables

5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The main characters in fables are animals who learn lessons through the problems that they face.

 
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Character Actions and Reactions - Learning from Fable Characters

5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Characters in fables help teach us moral lessons.

 
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Sadness strikes; Comparing Theme in Poetry

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry: A Love/Hate Relationship- "Love That Dog"
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry: A Love/Hate Relationship- "Love That Dog"
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Two poems. Same theme. Yet completely different. How does that happen?

 
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"Social Issues"Interactive Read Aloud: An Angel for Solomon Singer

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students Accumulate and Synthesize Text across a Picture Book: Theme, Prediction and Change

 
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Q-A-R - Understanding Where, Why, and What to Look For

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

When we know where to look for answers we can give better responses to the questions asked.

 
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The Greedy Triangle

5th Grade Math » Unit: Geometry
5th Grade Math » Unit: Geometry
Cathy Skinner
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Integrating literature, writing and art into math makes it stick

 
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"Person"ality Traits in the Fables

5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Fables teach morals through the actions of the animals who act and think as people do.

 
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lion and
   

The Power of Children: Making a Difference

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Active readers recognize what they don’t understand and ask questions about a text as they read.

 
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John Henry- A Man or a Myth?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We put together text clues—information in a text—and our schema—what we already know—to make inferences about a text.

 
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What's the Main Idea of Casey's At-Bat in the Game?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Poems Everyone can TRY
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Poems Everyone can TRY
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Poems have plots and themes just like those found in stories. We are going to read this poem to outline the events that occur and the outcome of the game.

 
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How Many Ways Can We Learn Word Meanings?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
5th Grade ELA » Unit: FABLE-olous lessons learned from stories
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Good readers read different versions of the same story to build deeper understanding of the story events.

 
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