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Mid-Unit Assessment: Text-Dependent and Short Answer Questions: Excerpts from “A Limited Supply”

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewThere's no such thing as an unlimited resource. Scholars complete a mid-unit assessment by reading A Limited Supply. They answer text-dependent questions and complete a graphic organizer about key terms in the text.
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Video and Close Reading: “Developing a Vital Resource for Canadians and the World”

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewScholars watch Developing a Vital Resource for Canadians and the World to learn about the supplement potash that helps plants grow. They watch the video several times, completing a note catcher to record key ideas along the way. Pupils...
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Close Reading: “Natural Resources and the Canadian Economy”

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewReaders continue to learn how natural resources are important to Canada's economy. They read, annotate, and answer text-dependent questions about Natural Resources and the Canadian Economy. They then discuss key terms in the text.
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Building Background Knowledge: How Canada’s Natural Resources Meet the Needs and Wants of People Today

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewLearners follow along as the teacher reads Products of Mining in Canada: From Batteries to Vehicles aloud. They then discuss the meaning of key terms and determine the gist of the text. Pupils do a second read and complete a graphic...
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Rhythm in Poetry: You Can Scan, Man

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewA detailed lesson written for budding poets challenges them to scan poems to discover stressed and unstressed syllables. Dashes and slashes highlight the syllables to count the feet, which makes the rhythm of the poem. Questions test...
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End of Unit Assessment: “The Inuit Today”

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewThen and now. Scholars complete an end of unit assessment covering The Inuit Thought of It by comparing past and modern day life for the Inuit. They complete a main idea graphic organizer, analyze key terms, and write a summary paragraph.
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Synthesizing Text Details to Explain Relationships: “Medicine and Healing”

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewAfter reading the section about medicine and healing in The Inuit Thought of It, leaners determine what they feel was the most important resource to surviving in the Arctic environment. They support their opinions with details from the...
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Determining Main Ideas and Details to Write a Summary Paragraph: “Food”

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewLet's eat! Scholars read pages 24-25 of The Inuit Thought of It to discover the foods eaten by the Inuit. They sketch a visual gist of the section in their journals and write a summary paragraph about the text.
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Synthesizing Text Details to Explain Relationships: “Hunting”

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewThe class is on the hunt. Scholars read pages 22-23 of The Inuit Thought of It about different hunting techniques of the Inuit people. They sketch a picture of the gist of the section and then complete a web that shows the relationship...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Text-Dependent and Short Answer Questions: “Arctic Fun”

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewLet's have a little fun! Readers take a mid-unit assessment by answering text-dependent and short-answer questions using the text Arctic Fun. They then complete a form to track their progress in the unit thus far.
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Determining Main Ideas and Supporting Details and Summarizing: “Clothing”

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewSurviving winter. Pupils begin reading on page 18 of The Inuit Thought of It: Amazing Arctic Inventions and sketch how the people used animal skin clothing to survive the winter. Readers complete a main idea graphic organizer with...
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Using Structural Elements to Determine Main Ideas and Supporting Details: “Shelter”

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewDoes the picture tell the story? Learners continue their work in The Inuit Thought of It by creating a visual gist of pages 16 and 17. They then complete a main idea graphic organizer and discuss key supporting details.
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Close Reading: “Dog Sleds” and “Kayak”

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewVisualize it! Scholars read pages 12–15 of The Inuit Thought of It and create a visual gist of the text. They then do a close read of the text and create a natural environment anchor chart before answering text-dependent questions.
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Building Background Knowledge: “The Inuit, My People”

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewA land with no trees. Scholars analyze the text The Inuit Thought of It: Amazing Arctic Innovations and discuss the word landscape. They imagine what it would be like living on a land with no trees. At the end, individuals work in groups...
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Author’s Read: Final Performance Task

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewScholars submit their final performance task, a letter to a publisher about an athlete's legacy. As a culminating activity, they share their work with classmates in small groups. 
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Revising Draft Letters to a Publisher about an Athlete’s Legacy: Using Critique and Feedback, Part II

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewLet's get opinionated. Scholars participate in a peer critique and revision process using a fun activity called a Four Corners strategy. After incorporating classmates' feedback, individuals share their final drafts of their opinion...
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Revising Draft Letters to a Publisher about an Athlete’s Legacy: Critique and Feedback, Part I

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewPick a corner, any corner! Pupils use the Four Corners strategy and Peer Critique protocol to assess one another's draft letters to a publisher about an athlete's legacy. Scholars then use peer feedback to revise their letters.
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End-of-Unit Assessment: Writing a Draft Letter to A Publisher about an Athlete’s Legacy

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewServing as the end-of-unit assessment, scholars draft letters to a publisher about an athlete's legacy. They then reflect on their progress by completing a self-assessment. 
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Whole Class Model Letter Writing (Concluding Statement) and Preparing for End of Unit Assessment

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewPupils work in small groups to collaboratively write a concluding paragraph for their opinion letters about Jackie Robinson's legacy. Then, scholars share their opinion, reasons, and evidence with a classmate. 
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Whole Class Model Letter Writing: Organizing Reasons and Evidence and Using Transition Words

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewWhere's the evidence? Scholars practice ordering the evidence and reasons for their class opinion papers by physically sorting them. Next, they work collaboratively to write a body paragraph, using linking words to connect their ideas...
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Whole Class Model Letter Writing, Introduction: Opinion, Reasons, and Evidence about Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewSharing is caring! Using the collaborative lesson, scholars engage in a shared writing process with the teacher. Working together, they compose opinion letters about Jackie Robinson's legacy. 
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Notes and Graphic Organizer for a Letter to a Publisher

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewIt's the halfway point! Scholars complete a mid-unit assessment to showcase their knowledge and skills so far. They create a graphic organizer, write an opinion about how their athlete created a legacy, and then record the best reasons...
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Organizing an Opinion, Reasons, and Evidence: Expert Group Text 3

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewLet's race to the finish line. Scholars read an informational text about a chosen athlete. While reading, they add evidence and reasons to a graphic organizer to support their opinions about how their athlete broke barriers. 
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Research: Close Read of Text 1 for Each Expert Group

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewTake a closer look to determine the legacy. Learners participate in a close reading of an informational text about either Roberto Clemente or Althea Gibson. Next, they determine how their athlete broke barriers and created a legacy,...