Unit Plan

Grade 5 Literacy: TCRWP Nonfiction Reading and Opinion/Argument Writing

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Choose a side! Pupils watch and read several nonfiction resources about zoos. After gathering their research, they choose a side either for or against closing zoos. Scholars complete KWL charts, anticipation guides, flow charts, and video viewing guides to help prepare them for responding to a written prompt.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Visit a zoo or ask a zoo representative to speak with the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires method of watching video clips
  • States initial lesson set up takes one hour
  • Offers rubrics for grading students' writing
  • Includes a peer review checklist 
  • None