5th Grade Lesson Plans

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Simple Summaries
Simple Summaries
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Simple Summaries
Keep it simple! Teach your students to write a summary using the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then frame for analyzing a story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Breathe In, Breathe Out: The Respiratory System
Breathe In, Breathe Out: The Respiratory System
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Breathe In, Breathe Out: The Respiratory System
Show your students the parts that work together to make a person breath! Have them compare the lungs of a healthy person, the lungs of a smoker, the lungs of a city resident, and the lungs of a miner.
5th grade
Science
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What's Up, Prepositions?
What's Up, Prepositions?
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What's Up, Prepositions?
What's up with prepositions, anyway? Help your fifth graders get a leg up in grammar. In this preposition lesson plan, students will identify prepositions and use them to write complete sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
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Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Help your students determine the meaning of new and unfamiliar words using roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The skills learned in this lesson will strengthen your students’ vocabulary skills and will support decoding and spelling.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Signal Words, Facts, and Opinions
Signal Words, Facts, and Opinions
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Signal Words, Facts, and Opinions
Use this lesson to help your ELs search for signal words in texts to determine if a statement is a fact or an opinion. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the Is It True? lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Branches of Government
The Branches of Government
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The Branches of Government
Teach your students about the people who decide which laws to pass. Activate the critical thinking skills of your students by having them decide the laws that they would like to modify!
5th grade
Social studies
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Present Perfect Tense
Present Perfect Tense
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Present Perfect Tense
Have your students heard about participles and tenses? This fun lesson teaches students about conjugating verbs and forming sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
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Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
When students read nonfiction texts, they will need to make inferences using text features and quotes as evidence. Support your students using short texts as practice before diving into more complex materials like textbooks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness: The Present Moment
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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness 101! Students focus on the present moment using their senses to observe what is happening right now. They are introduced to the idea that mindfulness is about paying attention to the present.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Text: Close Reading
Informational Text: Close Reading
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Informational Text: Close Reading
Let's learn about natural disasters. After reading through some informational texts, students will use their close reading skills to answer questions about different types of disasters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Learn About The Brain
Learn About The Brain
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Learn About The Brain
Use this lesson to teach your students how the different parts of a brain are responsible for any act they do. This lesson will teach your students how a 3.5 pound organ controls a grown human being!
5th grade
Science
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All About the Informative Essay
All About the Informative Essay
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All About the Informative Essay
Informative essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organize ideas for their own essay.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Matter: Chemical vs. Physical Changes
All About Matter: Chemical vs. Physical Changes
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All About Matter: Chemical vs. Physical Changes
Show your class how combining two objects can create a new object in this hands-on science lesson. Students will learn why breaking apart an object doesn't change its mass.
5th grade
Science
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What is Volume?
What is Volume?
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What is Volume?
In this lesson, students will recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and learn to calculate volume by counting cubes. This is a great introduction to the formula V = L x W x H.
5th grade
Math
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Parts of Speech that Describe
Parts of Speech that Describe
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Parts of Speech that Describe
Support your EL students in understanding and identifying parts of speech such as adverbs and adjectives in a text. This lesson plan can also support the lesson Varsity Parts of Speech Review.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Giving Directions: Tell Me How
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Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Students will have fun engaging in activities that develop their ability to write sequential step-by-step directions. This lesson helps young learners with being detailed and using transition words in their writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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An Introduction to Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
An Introduction to Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
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An Introduction to Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
Introduce your students to three sentence structures. In this exercise, students will participate in a reading scavenger hunt as they look for different types of sentences in a short story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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GEMDAS: Order of Operations
GEMDAS: Order of Operations
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GEMDAS: Order of Operations
If your students understand PEMDAS and its role in the order of operations, GEMDAS will be a breeze. The “P” is replaced with a “G” to represent a wider range of grouping symbols.
5th grade
Math
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I Look, I See
I Look, I See
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I Look, I See
Eye love science! This lesson will help your students understand the parts of the eye that work together to make us visualize the different colors, shapes, and textures of objects around us.
5th grade
Science
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Sounding with Syllables
Sounding with Syllables
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Sounding with Syllables
If your students need instruction in reading multisyllabic words with long vowel digraphs, then this lesson plan is for you! In this hands-on lesson, students will use manipulatives to break apart and read complex, multisyllabic words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Three Types Of Rocks!
The Three Types Of Rocks!
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The Three Types Of Rocks!
Teach your students about different types of rocks and how they're formed, using objects that your class is familiar with.
5th grade
Science
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PEMDAS: Order Up!
PEMDAS: Order Up!
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PEMDAS: Order Up!
Teach students that order matters with this lesson about PEMDAS. Students will practice both in a group and individually to ensure their understanding.
5th grade
Math
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Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
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Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
This lesson will help students map out their argument essay after they have identified a topic. Students will learn the three basic components of constructing an argument: stating a claim, listing reasons, and providing evidence.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
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Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
In this engaging vocabulary lesson plan, students will learn to use a thesaurus to generate interesting synonyms and antonyms for several target words. Then, they will get up and *mingle* with their classmates with a synonym matching game!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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5th Grade Lesson Plans

Helping kids stay focused throughout a long school day can be difficult for some. Education.com's comprehensive, teacher-approved lesson plans from math to reading & writing to social studies feature a diverse number of engaging exercises that keep students motivated. Our library of fifth grade lesson plans is bound to make your students prepared for middle school and beyond!