SL.5.1a

Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

 
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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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Continental Congress - Everyone has a Demand and a Plan

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:

Group brainstorming for ideas is productive in getting many ideas shared, but can be a set back if the group cannot decide on one idea. Students become members of Continental Congress to help them decide on a course of action for the colonists.

 
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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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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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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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Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Socratic Seminar

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:

The beauty of finding theme in poetry is being able to discuss it with someone else.

 
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golden sun
   

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
   

We Declare Independence!

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:

We can learn a lot about a person by what's on his desk. Thomas Jefferson was an important spokesperson for declaring independence. Let's help him "RE"write the Declaration of Independence!

 
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Different Stories Have Similar Messages

5th Grade ELA » Unit: How to Create Effective Literature Circle Discussions
5th Grade ELA » Unit: How to Create Effective Literature Circle Discussions
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We can learn lessons from everything we read, see and hear. Often different stories teach the same themes.

 
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Crisis In Africa: Analyzing Structures and Author's Craft

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

So do we want to end poverty in Africa or just talk about why it's happening? Structure matters when writing.

 
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crisis in africa
   

Great Writers Need an Editor

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:

Mistakes are a part of life. When we get our audiences opinion on our writing we can make our stories even better.

 
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Different? -Learning From Wilbur- The Naked Mole Rat

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

Use the story elements of "Wilbur the Naked Mole Rat" as an interactive read-aloud to create classroom norms

 
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Stronger vs Weaker Evidence for the Main Idea

5th Grade ELA » Unit: How to Create Effective Literature Circle Discussions
5th Grade ELA » Unit: How to Create Effective Literature Circle Discussions
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Backing up your ideas with evidence in text makes your opinions stronger!

 
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Plaid Pete and His Team Brainstorm Solutions!

5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete Engineers A Solution
5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete Engineers A Solution
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How do engineering design teams turn their research into ideas? Students engage in a process to brainstorm ideas, and then collaborate to compare and revise their ideas based on the criteria and constraints of their design problem.

 
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Roberto Clemente - A Man of His Word

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:

When authors write stories they add details from their own opinions into the text. Critical readers can separate the facts from the opinions in biographical accounts.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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