5th Grade Lesson Plans

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Converting Metric Measurement in Word Problems
Converting Metric Measurement in Word Problems
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Converting Metric Measurement in Word Problems
Students will learn to convert metric units by applying concepts in word problems. Exercises and worksheets incorporate length (meters), and optional practice offers more instructions on mass (grams) and volume (liters).
5th grade
Math
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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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Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!
Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!
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Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!
In this great grammar lesson, students will practice using coordinating conjunctions to write compound sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Multiply Decimals
Multiply Decimals
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Multiply Decimals
Teach your students to multiply decimals using the standard algorithm.
5th grade
Math
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Link Up! A Subject-Verb Agreement Game
Link Up! A Subject-Verb Agreement Game
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Link Up! A Subject-Verb Agreement Game
Get your students moving and grooving to grammar in this fun, fast-paced game! This subject-verb agreement lesson plan will give your students the opportunity to practice making sentences in which the subject and verb agree.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Simile vs. Metaphor
Simile vs. Metaphor
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Simile vs. Metaphor
Do your students struggle with similes and metaphors? Do they have trouble identifying the two different types of analogies? This lesson will help simplify the two and put an end to the confusion.
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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Poetry Themes
Poetry Themes
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Poetry Themes
Encourage your students to translate their understanding of theme to poetry. In this lesson, students will evaluate the theme of poems by sketching pictures and citing text evidence.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Star Unit
Star Unit
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Star Unit
Star light, star bright! Teach students all about constellations and earth movement with this engaging science lesson plan. Broken out over several days, this unit encourages students to research and report on a constellation.
5th grade
Science
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Use this lesson to show your students that dreams can become reality with dedication and determination. This lesson will teach them about a man who made his dream come true by standing firm in front of the most challenging obstacles.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Evidence + Background Knowledge = Inference
Evidence + Background Knowledge = Inference
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Evidence + Background Knowledge = Inference
In this inference lesson plan, your students will use evidence and background knowledge to make inferences in a variety of media including artwork, fictional stories, and even a short film.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
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Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Who would have thought possessive apostrophes could be this fun or easy? With one simple rule and some fun sentences, students will become masters at indicating possession.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's a Metaphor?
What's a Metaphor?
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What's a Metaphor?
In this lesson, students complete worksheets and engage in peer discussions to learn more about metaphors. Young writers will love making their own creative metaphors.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Different Points of View
Exploring Different Points of View
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Exploring Different Points of View
The activities in this lesson will engage students in thinking about how a person’s position, needs, and concerns affect their point of view on an issue. Students will apply this to characters in "The Memory String" by Eve Bunting.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Primary Sources vs. Secondary Sources
Primary Sources vs. Secondary Sources
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Primary Sources vs. Secondary Sources
In this lesson, your students will identify and compare the features found in primary and secondary sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Determining the Theme of a Poem
Determining the Theme of a Poem
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Determining the Theme of a Poem
Give your class a deeper understanding of theme with this art and poetry-focused lesson plan about theme. By the end of the lesson, students will understand what theme is and how to determine theme in a piece of writing, such as a poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentences: Complete or Fragment?
Sentences: Complete or Fragment?
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Sentences: Complete or Fragment?
A deeper understanding of what constitutes a complete sentence will help your young writers understand how to create technically correct and more complex sentences. This practice will help students edit and revise their writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset
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Growth Mindset
In this lesson, students will watch a video on growth mindset and work in pairs to share their ideas about growth vs. fixed mindsets. They will then collaborate to design their own skits about growth vs. fixed mindsets.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Dive Into Context Clues
Dive Into Context Clues
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Dive Into Context Clues
Help your students flex their vocabulary muscles with this lesson on using context clues. By deciphering the meanings of different nonsense words, young readers will greatly improve their comprehension skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Ecosystems Explained
Ecosystems Explained
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Ecosystems Explained
This integrated reading and science lesson is packed with content on ecosystems. Your students will use the reading strategy of synthesizing while comparing and contrasting information from various sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Personification Practice
Personification Practice
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Personification Practice
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how nouns and verbs are used in personification. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Poetry: Figurative Language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Decimals: Decimal War!
Comparing Decimals: Decimal War!
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Comparing Decimals: Decimal War!
Get your students excited and test their knowledge of comparing decimals with this fun decimal "war" game!
5th grade
Math
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Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
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Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Give your readers the tools to decipher the meaning of Greek and Latin based words. In this lesson they review the meaning of commonly used prefixes, suffixes and roots and then practice constructing and deciphering words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Root Word Detectives
Root Word Detectives
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Root Word Detectives
In this lesson, your students will use root words and patterns to explore new and unfamiliar words.
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!