5th Grade Lesson Plans

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Linking the Logic
Linking the Logic
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Linking the Logic
Are your students’ persuasive essays seamless and connected? In this persuasive writing lesson, students will learn how to write for a specific audience, linking opinions with reasons. Transition words are the missing links!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Polishing Your Written Work
Polishing Your Written Work
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Polishing Your Written Work
Whether students are revising handwritten drafts or work that has been composed on the computer, this lesson will help your writers understand some basic strategies and copyediting symbols for polishing their writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
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Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Up, up, and away! It's Peter Pan vs. Wendy vs. John in this reading comprehension lesson. Using the Peter Pan and Neverland workbook, students will use text excerpts and comprehension questions to write an essay comparing main characters.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's a Quote? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part II)
What's a Quote? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part II)
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What's a Quote? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part II)
Quoting is a valuable skill in today's education. Lead your students on the right path with explicit instruction that will stick. Then, back it up with hands on practice on and experience in their own leveled chapter books.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What Is the Electoral College?
What Is the Electoral College?
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What Is the Electoral College?
In this civics lesson, your students will learn about the electoral college through first-hand experience! Then, they will write about the best way to vote using evidence to support their opinion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reflections on Positive Relationships
Reflections on Positive Relationships
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Reflections on Positive Relationships
Reflecting on growth can support deeper learning and understanding of ourselves. In this lesson, students will reflect on ways they have grown in practicing mindfulness and living in a community through writing and planting a tree together.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Express Yourself!
Express Yourself!
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Express Yourself!
Help your students create a basis for future math classes with this lesson that teaches children about math expressions and how they can interpret them.
5th grade
Math
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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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Stand Tall
Stand Tall
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Stand Tall
In this lesson, students will explore the meaning of integrity through the book *Stand Tall!*. They will also answer questions connected to making choices with integrity when faced with challenging situations.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Making Alliteration Accessible
Making Alliteration Accessible
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Making Alliteration Accessible
Help your ELs learn about alliteration and practice identifying the descriptive adjectives and nouns that make up alliterative sentences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Analyzing Alliteration.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Common Theme Words
Common Theme Words
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Common Theme Words
In this support lesson, your EL students will learn eight common theme words and will practice applying them to a short story. Use this lesson as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Determining the Theme of a Poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Tools to STOP
Tools to STOP
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Tools to STOP
Students will hear about the benefits of mindfulness from JusTme's rap song, "I'm Inspired", practice mindfulness and the STOP tool, and then write raps of their own, encouraging others to practice mindfulness and the STOP method.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Describe the Partial Products Method
Describe the Partial Products Method
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Describe the Partial Products Method
Have students describe the process for solving multiplication problems and ask clarifying questions while in partnerships. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Eye See... Multiplicity.
5th grade
Math
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Colorful Coding
Colorful Coding
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Colorful Coding
Teach your students to color code for test success. In this lesson you will help students locate and highlight specific text evidence in order to answer comprehension questions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Find ‘Em and Quote ‘Em! Facts and Opinions
Find ‘Em and Quote ‘Em! Facts and Opinions
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Find ‘Em and Quote ‘Em! Facts and Opinions
Got facts? Got opinions? Use this lesson plan to teach your students to evaluate texts for facts and opinions. Students will use a non-fiction text selection to collect quotes as proof.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Part-Whole Division Sentences
Part-Whole Division Sentences
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Part-Whole Division Sentences
Have students analyze sentences to help them solve story problems in the future! Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Part-Whole Model: Word Problems with Division.
5th grade
Math
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Discuss Fall Equations with Two Truths and One Lie
Discuss Fall Equations with Two Truths and One Lie
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Discuss Fall Equations with Two Truths and One Lie
In this lesson, students will consider equations with fall pictures serving as the number value and decide which equations are true and which is a lie. The worksheets in this speaking and math lesson follow the Two Truths and One Lie game.
5th grade
Math
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Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
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Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
Goodbye London, hello Neverland. In this lesson, students will complete the final pages of their Peter Pan and Neverland workbooks by taking a more in-depth look at Peter's full character and what possibilities Neverland might hold.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Batting Averages: Subtracting to the Thousandths
Comparing Batting Averages: Subtracting to the Thousandths
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Comparing Batting Averages: Subtracting to the Thousandths
Subtracting decimals to the thousandths can be fun when you are using actual statistics from Major League Baseball. Students will learn a little about how averages are calculated and then compare statistics of some of baseball's top players.
5th grade
Math
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Human Number Line
Human Number Line
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Human Number Line
Make a human number line! Teach your students how to order decimals and culminate with an engaging whole class activity.
5th grade
Math
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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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Diner Division
Diner Division
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Diner Division
Students learn how to fairly split the bill with this lesson that has them race to find out the amount they owe on a check! Students will apply their knowledge of dividing decimals to real-world situations of dining out!
5th grade
Math
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Peter Pan and Neverland 3: The Flight Part 2
Peter Pan and Neverland 3: The Flight Part 2
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Peter Pan and Neverland 3: The Flight Part 2
"You must be nice to him, Wendy impressed on her brothers." In this lesson, your class continues work in their Peter Pan and Neverland workbooks, focusing on comprehension of Wendy Darling's personality.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Battle of the Tenths
Battle of the Tenths
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Battle of the Tenths
In this lesson, students will gain and use knowledge of expanded fraction form to play a fun card game involving rounding.
5th grade
Math
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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!