Common Core Aligned Resources for W.5.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
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Persuasive Writing - Introductory Paragraph Review
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Master a well-organized thesis statement with a short activity for a persuasive writing unit. Young writers read five different introductory paragraphs about various topics, find the main ideas addressed in each thesis statement, and jot...
Voices of the Revolution: Challenge Activities (Theme 3)
5th CCSS: Adaptable
Paul Revere, Mercy Otis Warren, James Forten, Henry Knox. The voices of the American Revolution come alive in this enrichment packet designed to challenge learners who have mastered the basic concepts in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt...
Separate But Equal - Is It Black or White?
4th - 6th CCSS: Designed
The story of Ruby Bridges and the case of Brown vs. The Board of Education are fantastic tools for discussing the concept of separate but equal. Kids tackle some big questions about what is fair, what is civil, and what rights or laws...
Lesson 5: Create Dances With Prosody For “Sparklers;” TRAIL Marker #1
3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewAfter a brain dance to warm up gross motor skills, small groups create and present a dance that showcases the free-verse poem "Sparklers" by Mark Vinz. The lesson closes with a progress monitoring system designed to assess comprehension...
Extended Performance Task: Painting a Wall Mural
5th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewBoost math skills and healthy eating choices with a four-part assessment that tackles concepts such as graphing, fractions, and measurement. Scholars work independently and together to design a mural showcasing the current MyPlate food...
Person to Person: Challenge Activities (Theme 4)
5th CCSS: Adaptable
The world is a big place—discover it! A series of challenge activities designed to accompany Theme 4: Person to Person encourages learners to explore the world around them. Project-based activities promote research and writing skills in...
Causes and Effects of Climate Change
5th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Wrap-up a unit on global climate change with a activity that examines the causes and effects of climate change. Learners fill out a chart that represents what they think causes climate change—natural and human-based—and what they think...
Skill Building with the Newspaper
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Extra, extra, read all about it! Use a newspaper as the primary resource in a special education classroom to teach reading, writing, and math skills. The activities help class members build their reading skills as well as their knowledge...
Symbols of Remembrance and Reflection
5th - 6th CCSS: Designed
Symbols have meaning, but their meaning can be different from person to person. After a grand conversation and viewing of an assortment of symbols, scholars create a commemorative banner to memorialize the heroes and victims of September...