5th Grade Lesson Plans

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Learn About Interdependence
Learn About Interdependence
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Learn About Interdependence
In this lesson, students will learn about interdependence and explore how we are all connected and part of the web of life.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Language About Line Plots
Language About Line Plots
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Language About Line Plots
Encourage your students to describe line plots and the data they represent using peer supports. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Linking Line Plots and Fractions.
5th grade
Math
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Bubbles and Boxes: Branches of the U.S. Government
Bubbles and Boxes: Branches of the U.S. Government
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Bubbles and Boxes: Branches of the U.S. Government
Students will be given information on the three branches of the US government. This is an introduction where students fill out information.
5th grade
Social studies
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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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What's So Different? Comparing Characters
What's So Different? Comparing Characters
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What's So Different? Comparing Characters
Using your acting skills and a great book by Chris Van Allsburg, you will lead your students on an adventure to compare characters and events throughout a book.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Rethink, Revise, Rewrite
Rethink, Revise, Rewrite
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Rethink, Revise, Rewrite
Using the skills of revising and editing, this lesson incorporates the process of peer editing conferences into the revision and editing processes. Students will expand their editing and revision skills via peer editing conferences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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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A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
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A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
Make history come alive with this interactive lesson! Students will have a blast presenting a "living timeline" to help their classmates understand the events of the Revolutionary War.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Punctuating Dialogue
Punctuating Dialogue
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Punctuating Dialogue
Your students will surely exclaim, "This is fun!" in response to this writing lesson. It covers topics that range from dialogue punctuation to sentence types, and will definitely help improve reading comprehension skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Pronouns!
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Pronouns!
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Pronouns!
If your students are screaming, make sure they are grammatically correct! In this pronoun lesson plan, your students will identify and use a variety of pronouns to replace common and proper nouns.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Appreciating Diversity and Differences
Appreciating Diversity and Differences
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Appreciating Diversity and Differences
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Lovely* and work in small groups to create a book or a symbol of appreciation for others' differences. Students will consider how appreciating differences supports community and relationships.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Wacky Windmill Challenge
Wacky Windmill Challenge
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Wacky Windmill Challenge
Windmills have been around for generations to grind food and create energy. During this challenge, students will use various materials and put their engineering skills to work by creating their own windmills.
5th grade
Science
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The New England Colonies: Economy
The New England Colonies: Economy
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The New England Colonies: Economy
Use this lesson to teach your students how people survived in the New England colonies when they were first created.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Adding Fractions on Number Lines
Adding Fractions on Number Lines
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Adding Fractions on Number Lines
Getting ready to add fractions? This lesson reviews how to add fractions with unlike denominators using number lines. Students will focus on understanding the process and reasoning behind each step.
5th grade
Math
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Teach your students to add and subtract fractions with like denominators using a strategy that works for both operations: converting mixed numbers into improper fractions and back again!
5th grade
Math
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Classifying 2-D Shapes
Classifying 2-D Shapes
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Classifying 2-D Shapes
In this lesson your students will classify two-dimensional shapes using a Venn diagram based on their features.
5th grade
Math
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Word Problem Vocabulary Preparation
Word Problem Vocabulary Preparation
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Word Problem Vocabulary Preparation
Prepare your ELs for word problems involving income and money in this vocabulary-based lesson. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Multi-Step Word Problems.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Prepositional Phrases
Prepositional Phrases
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Prepositional Phrases
Prepositions are all around us. This teacher-approved lesson plan will help students identify prepositional phrases through a number of engaging reading exercises.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Working Effectively In Groups
Working Effectively In Groups
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Working Effectively In Groups
Teamwork makes the dream work! In this lesson, students will learn how to work effectively in groups.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Calculating Volume Using the Formula (L x W x H)
Calculating Volume Using the Formula (L x W x H)
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Calculating Volume Using the Formula (L x W x H)
Students will begin to calculate volume of different rectangular prisms using base ten cubes and then transition to using the formula V = L x W x H. Students will then practice using the legendary fifth grade activity, Cootie Catchers.
5th grade
Math
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LEGO Marble Maze
LEGO Marble Maze
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LEGO Marble Maze
In this lesson, students will solve a design problem as they create a marble maze out of LEGO bricks.
5th grade
Science
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All About Titles
All About Titles
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All About Titles
This lesson covers everything that young writers need to know about titles. Students will learn about the purpose of titles, strategies for creating a great title, and familiarize themselves with punctuation and capitalization conventions of titles.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Fractional Tape Diagram Descriptions
Fractional Tape Diagram Descriptions
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Fractional Tape Diagram Descriptions
Target math academic language in this multidisciplinary lesson! Write descriptive sentences about tape diagrams that show fractional parts. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Fractions and Word Problems.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Righteous Rounding: Rounding Decimals
Righteous Rounding: Rounding Decimals
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Righteous Rounding: Rounding Decimals
Your students will be rounding decimals like pros after this fun lesson that teaches how to round numbers with decimals to a given place.
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!