Common Core Aligned Resources for L.5.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
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When Pigs Fly: A Lesson Plan on Idioms
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Not to keep you on pins and needles, but don't jump the gun on this idiom resource. Instead, keep from barking up the wrong tree by previewing the entire resource before beginning. The detailed instructions make presenting the activity a...
Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
4th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
Study Guide for Bridge to Terabithia
4th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewBridge to Terabithia is a story about friendship that brings magic into ordinary life. Study guides may not be magical, but the guided questions, graphic organizers, extension activities, vocabulary, and discussion questions help...
Analysis: Why It Matters That North Korea Plans to Go to the Olympics
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
North Korea's decision to send athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympics has eased international worries about attending the Games in PyeongChang. Read an article by the Washington Post and adapted by Newsela that sheds light on the current...
Reading Activity: Circle the Right
4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Fables can teach us about life's morals, but they are also helpful for reviewing verb tense, spelling, and word choice. Three reading passages feature well-known fables, each with several opportunities for students to circle the correct...
Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Watch literacy scores rise as upper elementary and middle school young scholars begin to improve their reading comprehension using these think-aloud strategies. Versatile for multiple grade levels and reading units, the activities focus...
Teaching Word Meaning Synonyms, Antonyms, and Analogies
5th CCSS: Adaptable
Strengthen and enhance your class's vocabulary with a guided lesson on word relationships. Focusing on synonyms and antonyms, the lesson demonstrates ways to compare and define different words, including word analogies and thesaurus skills.
Maniac Magee: Magic Number Strategy
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Take a break from reading to find the magic number with this vocabulary game using words drawn from Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. Participants match the definition to the word in each numbered square of the puzzle, then add the number...