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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 4: Gathering Evidence and Speaking to Others: Natural Disasters in the Western Hemisphere
The three units in ELA Module 4 integrate science content with social studies. Fifth graders read literature and informational text about natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes and how natural disasters impact the lives of...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 4, Unit 3: Research on 2010 Earthquake in Haiti, Learning about the Red Cross, and Writing an Opinion Speech
The 16 lessons in Module 4, Unit 3, ask fifth-graders to research the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. They analyze informational texts, primary source documents, and speeches to gather background information on how the United States responds...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3b: Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions: Balancing Competing Needs in Canada
The three units in Module 3B ask fifth-graders to consider multiple perspectives about using natural resources in Canada. In the first unit, young scholars study how hundreds of years ago, the Inuit people used the natural resources in...
In this third unit, scholars read informational texts and view videos presenting multiple accounts and opposing viewpoints of the Mary River Iron Mine proposal. They then develop an essay that presents their own opinion about the mine.
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3a: Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions: Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture
Sports are hugely important in American culture. A reading of Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America, Sharon Robinson’s biography of her father, provides the impetus for fifth graders to investigate respected sports...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: The Importance of Sports in American Culture
Two informational articles provide fifth graders the opportunity to consider the role sports have played in American culture. Over the course of the seven lessons in Module 3A, Unit 1, young scholars review how to read and write...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3a, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Expert Groups Research and Writing an Opinion Letter
To conclude Module 3a, Unit 3 fifth graders choose to research either Roberto Clemente or Althea Gibson to understand the cultural context in which these athletes competed and the barriers these athletes broke during the times in which...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3a, Unit 2: Case Study: Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America
The 17 lessons in Module 3A, Unit 2, have fifth-graders completing a close read of Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America. They examine how writers use evidence and reasons to support their opinions. The end of unit...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2b: Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Inventions That Changed People’s Lives
Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Inventions That Changed People’s Lives is an eight-week, three-unit module designed for fifth graders. In the first unit of the module, scholars examine and discuss a graphic novel,...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2b, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist and Considering How Technologies Are Developed to Meet Societal Needs
The first unit in the three-unit Module 2B series has fifth graders begin to build background knowledge about the process of scientific inquiry and how new or improved technologies are developed to meet society's needs. Scholars take a...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2b, Unit 2: Case Study: The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth
In Unit 2, students continue to build their reading and writing skills and their understanding of how new or improved technologies are developed to meet the needs of society through a case study of Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: How Scientists Communicate About the Living Things of the Rainforest
In the first unit of a three-unit module, young scientists gather background knowledge about the rainforest's biodiversity. They learn how to identify the main idea in an interview and an article and practice notetaking, synthesizing,...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 2: Case Study: The Most Beautiful Roof in the World and the Work of Rainforest Scientist Meg Lowman
Fifth graders continue their investigation of the process scientists use to research by reading Kathryn Lasky’s The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy, the story of Meg Lowman, and the research methods she...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 1, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Readers Theater: Esperanza Rising, From Novel to Script
For a culminating project in the final unit of Module 1, fifth-graders demonstrate what they have learned about human rights by crafting scripts for a Readers Theater performance. The unit begins with class members reading informational...
In the second unit in a series of four, fifth and sixth graders learn about the difference between weather and climate. Scholars look at historical and recent climate data, regional and global trends, to understand that climate change...
Instill the importance of respect in your classroom with a comprehensive unit that focuses on positive behavior in and outside of school. Three parts, each separated into four grade-specific lessons, cover bullying, bias, name-calling,...
Make reading more enjoyable and interactive with literature circles! Here you'll find detailed lessons to begin the literature circle process. Ten lessons introduce each role learners take on. Literature circle roles include...
Charles Schulz' Charlie Brown and Friends, a collection of Peanuts comic strips, provides young readers with an opportunity to engage in full-class discussions, work in groups to examine how Schulz develops his characters, and...
End of Unit 3 Assessment: Draft Opinion Speech: How Should Aid Be Prioritized Following a Natural Disaster in a Neighboring Country?
New ReviewPut it to the test. With the cumulative resource, pupils complete the End of Unit 3 Assessment. Using everything they've learned in the unit, they write a draft of an opinion speech about how to prioritize aid after a natural disaster.
New ReviewEnjoy the view. Scholars continue viewing a video of an opinion speech, this time identifying the supporting evidence the speaker employs. After watching, they work in small groups on their shared writing projects, crafting a body...
New ReviewUsing a helpful resource, pupils watch a TED Talk of an opinion speech as they consider the criteria for a high-quality introduction. Scholars then engage in a shared writing process with the teacher to practice writing the introduction...
New ReviewIt's all a matter of opinion! Pupils take Part II of the mid-unit assessment, in which they continue organizing their notes in preparation for writing an opinion speech. Using the resource, they add reasons, evidence, and a concluding...
New ReviewShould the Americans have taken the plunge and revolted against Great Britain? Using documents, including the famed Common Sense and a Loyalist response, pupils conduct a lengthy investigation of the question. The interesting resource...
End of Unit Assessment: Text-Dependent Questions and Draft Editorial: The Mary River Project on Baffin Island
New ReviewScholars complete an assessment, reading an informational article and answering text-based questions. Also, pupils use the Painted Essay technique to write a draft editorial about a topic they studied throughout the unit, the Mary River...