W.5.5

With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach

 
69 Lesson(s)
   

Write an Essay: My City

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing to Learn: Boxes and Bullets- The 5 Paragraph Essay
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing to Learn: Boxes and Bullets- The 5 Paragraph Essay
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Give students practice with generating ideas, planning, and drafting a 5 paragraph essay about a topic which they are experts.

 
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Maniac Macgee: Compare and Contrast Characters

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

Comparing and contrasting characters: What's the big deal?

 
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220px apple and orange   they do not compare
   

Applying Knowledge: Writing Opener Paragraphs for Narrative Stories

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Writing lets us use our creativity to share our great ideas with our readers. We can write as well as the good authors if we practice their same strategies for creating great beginnings for our stories.

 
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Please Show Me...Don't Tell Me: Writing Descriptive Setting Paragraphs

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Showing readers your story details helps them "jump" into your stories. Telling them what to think leaves them feeling uninvolved.

 
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show dont tell
   

"Who's Talking to Whom?": Punctuating Dialogue

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Our readers need to be able to understand "who is talking to whom" in order to follow the sequence of events in our stories.

 
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dialogue
   

Metaphorically Speaking

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

Words can have more than one meaning depending upon how they are used in sentences. We will define and illustrate metaphor phrases to show the different visual images the words create for readers.

 
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metaphor
   

Why George Washington? Analyzing a Text and Painting

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:

Leadership skills are something that we all can develop if we work hard and never give up on our goals. We will evaluate both a painting and a text to determine why George Washington was chosen to lead our country.

 
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george
   

Nonfiction vs Fiction - What's the Difference?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Fiction is written for entertainment; nonfiction is written to inform.

 
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books on a
   

A Great Beginning Makes Us Stop, Think, and Read

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

First impressions are everything when it comes to attracting your readers to story! When writers use creative opening sentences they attract readers who want to read more about what will happen next in their stories.

 
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great opener
   

Pre-Writing as Assessment and Peer and Self Evaluation

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

When we write at the introduction of a unit, we can evaluate what is already known and what still needs to be learned.

 
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students
   

Writing a Suspense Passage to Convey a Sense of Waiting, Mental Uncertainty, or Excitement

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The best part of surprises is the excitement that leads up to the "reveal"!

 
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student
   

Timeline of the War - What Made Them Keep Fighting?

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:

Both sides had belief in the cause they were fighting for - and both sides had belief that they would win. Sharing and summarizing helps us realize how when times got tough it was the leadership and the group unity that helped them persevere.

 
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revolutionary war board
   

Expositiory Writing: My Special Place

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing to Learn: Boxes and Bullets- The 5 Paragraph Essay
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing to Learn: Boxes and Bullets- The 5 Paragraph Essay
Teresa Klein
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Review the process of expository writing by having students write about a special place in their home.

 
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flash
   

Why do We Need Rules?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Rules help us to feel safe and secure. Our classroom and communities are similar because they both have diverse people who want to live and work in a harmonious environment.

 
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student yard
   

Plotting to Sustain Suspense

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Suspense builds excitement and interest for our readers. To become a good writer we first need to learn the steps to creating suspense before we can apply it to our own stories.

 
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suspense
Common Core ELA
 
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