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.

 
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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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The artist was "imperturbable" when he painted the "idyll" scene....???

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 comprehend what we read if we understand the meaning of the words that are used.

 
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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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Words as Free as Confetti

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

Our words have a mood that is created by how they are used in our writing. This mood can influences how we feel when they are said.

 
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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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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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"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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Figurative Language with Goldilocks

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Strategies: Beginning of the Year
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Strategies: Beginning of the Year
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Other versions of a popular story are so fun to read aloud. In this case we use a different story to compare versions and explore how an author uses figurative language in their books. Students will begin to practice slowing down for figurative language.

 
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Figurative Language with Casey at Bat

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Give It All You've Got - Part III
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Give It All You've Got - Part III
Christina Jarvi
Easton, MD
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Figurative language is pretty, but what does it mean?

 
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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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english
   

Wake Me Up: Poetry through song

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Give It All You've Got - Part III
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Give It All You've Got - Part III
Christina Jarvi
Easton, MD
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Songs have really cool lyrics: consider what they mean!

 
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I Hate 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:

Poetry is not as clear-cut as prose, so this can make reading it seem daunting.

 
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