1. Grade 5

    1. Skills and writing activities

      1. Becoming a close reader and writing to learn

        1. On demand analysis

        2. Analyzing sections of a text

        3. On demand analytical essay

        4. Evaluating a novel and a script

      2. Researching to build knowledge and teaching others 

        1. Analyzing an interview

        2. Comparing and contrasting texts with similar topics

        3. On demand note-taking

        4. Text dependent questions

        5. Using quotes to support and explain

        6. On demand informational writing

      3. Considering perspectives and supporting opinions

        1. Identifying author’s opinion and supporting evidence

        2. On demand opinion and evidence paragraph

        3. Writing an opinion essay

        4. Notes and graphic organizers

        5. Research and responses

        6. On demand note taking, analysis, and reflection

      4. Gathering evidence and speaking to others

        1. Text dependent short answer quiz

        2. Short constructed response and organizing noted

    2. Resources

      1. Grade 5 ELA Workbook 

      2. Note taking resources

        1. Strategies for Note Taking 

        2. How To Take Study Notes: 5 Effective Note Taking Methods 

    3. Activity Ideas

      1. Have your student read a passage. Then, have your student answer questions about it. Use the 5Ws and how, have them describe the setting, characters, and plot, ask them about the meaning of certain words, etc. Encourage your student to use evidence from the text when answering questions.

        1. Reading is Fundamental has reading out loud videos and passages you can use.

        2. Read Write Think has lesson plans and poetry to analyze.

      2. Have your students plan writing a summary or informational paragraph. Use graphic organizers to organize their arguments and help them through the process