RI.5.8

Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

 
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The True Story of Christopher Columbus

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Explorers of America
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Explorers of America
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We need to evaluate what is fact and what is opinion to determine the truth

 
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Hero or Not? Close reading of Biography to Support an Argument

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Congratulations! You have been selected to choose the world's next hero. Let's see if you have what it takes to choose wisely.

 
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Paul Revere or Sybil Ludington - Who Warned About the British Coming?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Our American's Revolution - A Time For Change
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Our American's Revolution - A Time For Change
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In our country's history, women did not have the same rights as men even if they may have done the same tasks or taken the same risks. In today's lesson, research gives us the ability to find out the unbiased truth about one of these such heroic American

 
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Does Gum Chewing Really Help with Testing?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing to make a point!
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing to make a point!
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Arguments need to be backed with facts and examples to make them reasonable to their audience.

 
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Creating to Scale Planet 2D Models

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

Student astronauts explore science and math that is out of this world!

 
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Writing about Ants and Bees - Are They More Alike or More Different?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Busy as a Bee (or Ant)
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Busy as a Bee (or Ant)
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Good writers use evidence from their research to support their opinions!

 
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Kids At Work: Evidence Workstations

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Reading is more than finding evidence; you have to evaluate and apply it as well.

 
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Strong Vs. Weak Evidence Formative

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Author's include all types of evidence when they write. If we want to believe them or agree with their position, we need to spot the strong and weak evidence.

 
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Comprehension through Performance: How was Tea Involved in the Boston Massacre?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Our American's Revolution - A Time For Change
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Our American's Revolution - A Time For Change
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn about the Boston Tea Party through acting out the scenes. Learning comes from taking on the persona and narratives of each person and from viewing others performances.

 
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What's your opinion?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Voices of the Revolution - Part III
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Voices of the Revolution - Part III
Christina Jarvi
Easton, MD
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What's the author trying to say and how do I feel about that?

 
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Are You Willing to Strike Out?

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

In sports one team always wins and one team always loses - Life is like that, too. It's the lessons we learn from both the wins and losses that creates the character we build through our life journeys.

 
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I Object! Strong or Weak Evidence

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

When viewpoints are shared in court, they can be thrown out if they don't meet certain guidelines. Let's learn a few skills to help us understand strong and weak evidence.

 
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Generally Speaking, Generalizations Can Generally be Confusing

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In order to spot lies or inaccuracies in text, you have to understand generalizations.

 
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Anne Frank: a Young, Friendly, Hopeful Girl

5th Grade ELA » Unit: People Who Changed Our World
5th Grade ELA » Unit: People Who Changed Our World
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Friendships - either real or imaginary - give us a feeling of belonging and being loved. They bring hopefulness to our lives.

 
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Roberto Clemente - A Man Not Afraid of Change

5th Grade ELA » Unit: People Who Changed Our World
5th Grade ELA » Unit: People Who Changed Our World
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Much of what we learn from reading comes from the questions we devise while reviewing the chapters and story elements. Good readers find evidence to support inferences about text subjects.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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