5th Grade Lesson Plans

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Inferring Character Motivation
Inferring Character Motivation
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Inferring Character Motivation
In this support lesson, students will use sentence frames and short texts to make inferences about a character in order to understand their motivation. Use this as a support for the lesson What's the Theme? Analyzing Character Motivation.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Opinion Essay Essentials
Opinion Essay Essentials
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Opinion Essay Essentials
Opinion 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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Everybunny’s Easter Puns
Everybunny’s Easter Puns
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Everybunny’s Easter Puns
The energizer bunny went to jail. He was charged with battery. Get it? Your students will understand after this lesson! Use this lesson to give your students tools to understand and create Easter puns.
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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Mindfulness: Deep Relaxation
Mindfulness: Deep Relaxation
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Mindfulness: Deep Relaxation
Deep relaxation in school? Yes, it is possible! Through this process you will guide students to consciously focus on relaxing various body parts, leading to a visualization to help relax their full body mindfully.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Information from Multiple Sources
Information from Multiple Sources
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Information from Multiple Sources
Use this lesson to help your ELs quickly find information on a specific topic by looking for a noun and its pronouns in a nonfiction text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Ecosystems Explained.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Mindfulness: Mindful Movement
Mindfulness: Mindful Movement
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Mindfulness: Mindful Movement
Imagine wild animals teaching students to walk mindfully, and camoflauge teaching about stillness. This lesson takes a cue from animal adaptations as students practice walking and pausing mindfully.
5th grade
Social emotional
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What's in a Name?
What's in a Name?
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What's in a Name?
Every name has a story behind it. This lesson allows students to share the story of their name with their classmates. Not only is it fun, it's ideal for establishing a respectful classroom community.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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How Does A Bill Become A Law?
How Does A Bill Become A Law?
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How Does A Bill Become A Law?
How does a bill become a law? Help your students figure out the answer with this engaging, hands-on social studies lesson.
5th grade
Social studies
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Mixed Word Problems with RDW Strategy
Mixed Word Problems with RDW Strategy
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Mixed Word Problems with RDW Strategy
This end-of-the-school-year lesson will get the students focused on all the things they learned in math class! It reviews different skills with fractions and decimals in word problems using the "Read, Draw, and Write" strategy.
5th grade
Math
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Show Me Equivalent Fractions!
Show Me Equivalent Fractions!
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Show Me Equivalent Fractions!
In this lesson, students will construct their own number lines and bar models to find equivalent fractions.
5th grade
Math
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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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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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Fraction Stories
Fraction Stories
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Fraction Stories
Multiplying with fractions may seem easy to your students, but challenge them with this engaging lesson that requires them to write their own word problems!
5th grade
Math
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Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
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Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
Improve your students' sentence variation with this lesson that teaches them how to use conjunctions to improve the flow of their writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Animal Symbiosis
Animal Symbiosis
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Animal Symbiosis
Use this lesson to see how animals can have very interesting relationships. Some help each other, some benefit from others, and some hurt others. Young scientists are sure to benefit from this eye-opening lesson.
5th grade
Science
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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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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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Multiplication as Scaling
Multiplication as Scaling
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Multiplication as Scaling
Teach your students to interpret multiplication as scaling. In this lesson, students will learn to predict the size of a product, using one factor as scale.
5th grade
Math
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Functions of Conjunctions
Functions of Conjunctions
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Functions of Conjunctions
A deeper comprehension of clauses and conjunctions will help your young writers understand the building blocks of language. Practice with conjunctions will also help them create more complex sentences and correct run-on sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Converting Fractions to Decimals
Converting Fractions to Decimals
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Converting Fractions to Decimals
Encourage students to explain the relationship between decimals and fractions to help them with future computations. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Area with Decimals and Fractions.
5th grade
Math
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Using Adjectives and Verbs to Make Writing Come to Life
Using Adjectives and Verbs to Make Writing Come to Life
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Using Adjectives and Verbs to Make Writing Come to Life
Imagery is one of the most important tools in a narrative writer's arsenal. In this lesson, students will will learn to craft vivid scenes by selecting powerful verbs and adjectives, as well as to critique descriptive writing using the same criteria.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Classroom Time Capsule
Classroom Time Capsule
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Classroom Time Capsule
Help show your students' growth with a time capsule. Use the lesson plan Classroom Time Capsule to have students prepare any academic work they want to include in the capsule. They will also add a completed worksheet about their goals for 2020.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Object Creative Writing
Object Creative Writing
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Object Creative Writing
This writing lesson allows young authors to take random objects on exciting adventures. Students will enjoy telling stories from their objects' points of views, from exposition to resolution.
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!