RL.5.5

Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

 
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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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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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A Pictures Says A Thousand Words

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:

An author uses language and illustrations to influence the way readers think and feel about characters and events in a story.

 
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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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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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Part 1-The Water Cycle

5th Grade Science » Unit: Water On Earth
5th Grade Science » Unit: Water On Earth
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will investigate how water changes from one form to another during the water cycle.

 
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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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Author's Theme: What's the Lesson To Be Learned?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: A Tale of the Oki Islands
5th Grade ELA » Unit: A Tale of the Oki Islands
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Authors often teach lessons in their stories. Readers can connect with the characters in a story to learn lessons right along with them.

 
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