5th Grade Lesson Plans

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Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
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Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Students often understand the basic conventions of writing, but may need support in incorporating these skills into their work. In this lesson, students will review some of the more common capitalization and punctuation errors and apply their editing skills to real writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Research: Where to Find the Answers
Research: Where to Find the Answers
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Research: Where to Find the Answers
This lesson introduces students to a variety of resources that they can use when doing research. It will also help them differentiate between print and digital sources and how to use each.
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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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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Main Idea and Details in Fiction
Main Idea and Details in Fiction
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Main Idea and Details in Fiction
In this EL support lesson, your students will use introductory phrases to write about the main idea and details in a fictional story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring the Narrative
Exploring the Narrative
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Exploring the Narrative
Teach your students to entertain readers with narrative writing. This lesson will help your students understand the genre, the different parts of a story, and elements such as character, setting, and conflict.
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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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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Do You Know Your Rights?
Do You Know Your Rights?
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Do You Know Your Rights?
Introduce your students to the rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution, and have them come up with the rights that they wish they would have!
5th grade
Social studies
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Internal & External Character Traits
Internal & External Character Traits
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Internal & External Character Traits
In this support lesson, your students will compare and contrast character traits using a graphic organizer. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Comparing Two Characters.
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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Multi-Step Word Problems
Multi-Step Word Problems
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Multi-Step Word Problems
Freshen up your understanding of multi-step word problems! Use this lesson to help students use problem-solving thought processes to solve multi-step word problems.
5th grade
Math
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Typing 201: Capital Letters and Punctuation
Typing 201: Capital Letters and Punctuation
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Typing 201: Capital Letters and Punctuation
It’s time to for your students to move onto learning more complex typing skills! This lesson teaches your students how to type capital letters, periods, question marks, and exclamation marks using correct finger placement.
5th grade
Typing
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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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Bodies Of Water
Bodies Of Water
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Bodies Of Water
Use this lesson to teach your students about the major bodies of water by letting them create miniature versions of their own!
5th grade
Social studies
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Mindfulness: The Outside and Inside Present
Mindfulness: The Outside and Inside Present
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Mindfulness: The Outside and Inside Present
What happens when students explore their senses on the inside? This lesson encourages students to look at, listen to, and feel what is happening on the inside through practicing mindfulness.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Abbreviations & Acronyms: What’s the Difference?
Abbreviations & Acronyms: What’s the Difference?
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Abbreviations & Acronyms: What’s the Difference?
What’s unique about abbreviations and acronyms? In this lesson, students will learn the mechanics of using abbreviations and acronyms, including how they are similar and different.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Two Characters
Comparing Two Characters
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Comparing Two Characters
Your students have probably heard of both Mickey Mouse and Ironman, but have they ever compared and contrasted them? This lesson engages students in a fun double bubble map activity while helping them learn about internal character traits.
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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Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources
Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources
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Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources
Sharpen your students’ reading and research skills in this lesson that guides them in comparing and contrasting information and drawing conclusions. Students will collect information across several resources including Internet sources.
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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The Impact of Westward Expansion
The Impact of Westward Expansion
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The Impact of Westward Expansion
How did westward expansion impact people living in the United States? Use this history lesson to give students an overview of the people and events involved. Then help them reflect on multiple perspectives in an informational paragraph.
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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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Knowing how to write an effective persuasive letter is a powerful tool. Students will learn how to advocate for their ideas by planning and drafting a well-supported persuasive letter on an issue of their choice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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5th Grade Lesson Plans

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