5th Grade Lesson Plans

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Freeze and Flow
Freeze and Flow
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Freeze and Flow
In this lesson, students will participate in a freeze dance, then be guided in slow-motion movements using mindfulness. Finally, they will discuss how movement and music can help them feel calm or energized.
5th grade
Social emotional
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There Must Be Order!
There Must Be Order!
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There Must Be Order!
Help your students understand PEMDAS and its importance with this lesson that gives them practice with parentheses, braces, and brackets.
5th grade
Math
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Division with Fair-Sharing Language
Division with Fair-Sharing Language
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Division with Fair-Sharing Language
Encourage your students to describe elements of a division problem using peer supports and an information gap game. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Multi-Digit Division.
5th grade
Math
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Area Arrangements
Area Arrangements
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Area Arrangements
Students will use the inverse relationship between multiplication and division to complete an area formula in a real-world situation. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson The Case of the Missing Rectangle Side.
5th grade
Math
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Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
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Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Take your fourth and fifth graders on a deep dive into the civil rights movement with this lesson on Amelia Boynton Robinson. A key activist in the movement, Amelia played a critical role in organizing the Selma to Montgomery march. Your students will read, annotate, and analyze her biography through multiple reads, before discussing the text with their classmates.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Multiplying Whole Numbers and Fractions: Illustrated!
Multiplying Whole Numbers and Fractions: Illustrated!
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Multiplying Whole Numbers and Fractions: Illustrated!
Give your students insight into what’s going on when you multiply a whole number and a fraction! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to illustrate products of whole numbers and fractions using number lines.
5th grade
Math
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Opinion Essay Quick Sketch
Opinion Essay Quick Sketch
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Opinion Essay Quick Sketch
Students will outline an opinion essay by constructing single-sentence sketches of the several components.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Developing Theses
Developing Theses
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Developing Theses
Students will sharpen their thesis-making skills by developing several through discussion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Developing Voice
Developing Voice
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Developing Voice
Voice is the energy, intention, and personality behind a piece of writing or character, as shaped by the author. Writers will examine voice in story excerpts and then practice crafting voice on their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
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Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Knock, knock! It’s the U.S. Census Bureau! In this lesson plan, students analyze primary sources in the form of census data to do research that helps them answer questions about famous people and the time period during which they lived.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Illustrating Mixed Number Sums with Tape Diagrams
Illustrating Mixed Number Sums with Tape Diagrams
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Illustrating Mixed Number Sums with Tape Diagrams
Your students will learn to add unlike mixed numbers using tape diagrams.
5th grade
Math
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Mindful Consumerism
Mindful Consumerism
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Mindful Consumerism
Practicing mindful consumerism is an important aspect of social and emotional learning. In this lesson, students will learn about consumerism, its impact on society, and tips on how to buy less.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Arrays for Fraction Products
Arrays for Fraction Products
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Arrays for Fraction Products
Illustrating products for fractions with arrays is fun! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to visualize products as arrays when faced with multiplying fraction factors.
5th grade
Math
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When Having Like Denominators Isn’t Enough!
When Having Like Denominators Isn’t Enough!
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When Having Like Denominators Isn’t Enough!
Does chaos ensue when your students subtract like mixed numbers and the larger fraction has a lesser numerator? Using this lesson plan, teach your class how to overcome this tricky obstacle: When having like denominators isn’t enough!
5th grade
Math
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Varsity Pronoun Review
Varsity Pronoun Review
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Varsity Pronoun Review
Once your students understand basic pronouns, introduce them to varsity level pronouns: definite and indefinite pronouns, possessive and relative pronouns, and pronoun and antecedent agreement.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Grammar and Action Verb Charades
Grammar and Action Verb Charades
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Grammar and Action Verb Charades
In this engaging grammar lesson, your students will use various visualization techniques, including charades, to support their understanding of action verbs.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Mingle with Irregular Verbs!
Let's Mingle with Irregular Verbs!
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Let's Mingle with Irregular Verbs!
In this interactive lesson, students play a mingle game with their classmates to match the infinitive and past tense forms of irregular verbs. Students need exposure to irregular verbs in order to memorize them and this lesson makes it fun!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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You Compare Them! Fiction in Sub-Genre
You Compare Them! Fiction in Sub-Genre
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You Compare Them! Fiction in Sub-Genre
Comparing and contrasting fiction sub-genres encourages young learners to recognize more intricate details in texts. Use this lesson plan to teach your students to compare and contrast traits within a sub-genre.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Scale, Shapes, and Sets
Scale, Shapes, and Sets
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Scale, Shapes, and Sets
Use this fun and easy lesson plan to teach your students to predict and calculate dimensions for shapes to scale in sets.
5th grade
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Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
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Fiction Investigations: Topics and Themes Between Texts
Students can have a love affair with fiction while details of the genre can go unnoticed! Using this lesson, your students look under the hood of their favorite fiction by analyzing texts across common themes and topics that hook readers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Part-Whole Model: Word Problems with Division
Part-Whole Model: Word Problems with Division
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Part-Whole Model: Word Problems with Division
Take your students' division skills to the next level with division word problems! These word problems will focus on the part-whole model and connecting the strategies to students' prior knowledge.
5th grade
Math
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Mindfulness, Community, and Nature Stations
Mindfulness, Community, and Nature Stations
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Mindfulness, Community, and Nature Stations
In this lesson, students will move through stations to practice and reflect on the mindfulness and social emotional learning tools that they have learned throughout the year.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Elections and Conditions
Elections and Conditions
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Elections and Conditions
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand details in a sentence by identifying conditional phrases. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Spark Post Pun
Spark Post Pun
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Spark Post Pun
Here's a pun-filled lesson for your students! Ask students to apply their knowledge of puns and Adobe Spark in this maker-centered lesson. This lesson can follow the Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities and the Pun Visuals lessons.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Illustrating Areas in Fractional Units
Illustrating Areas in Fractional Units
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Illustrating Areas in Fractional Units
In this lesson, your students will calculate and illustrate area for rectangles using area models, where one side length includes a fraction.
5th grade
Math
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5th Grade Lesson Plans

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