5th Grade Lesson Plans

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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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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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Jazzy Bio Poems
Jazzy Bio Poems
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Jazzy Bio Poems
Integrate reading, writing, and social studies in this lesson about famous jazz musicians! This lesson would fit perfectly in a unit about biographies or Black History Month.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Prepositions vs. Conjunctions
Prepositions vs. Conjunctions
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Prepositions vs. Conjunctions
Challenge students with a discussion about prepositions and conjunctions in this lesson. Your class will write a journal entry to explain the function of the prepositions and conjunctions in a specific sentence.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Argument Writing: Drafting the Introductory Paragraph
Argument Writing: Drafting the Introductory Paragraph
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Argument Writing: Drafting the Introductory Paragraph
Great introductory paragraphs pull the reader in. Students will review the different types of hooks and practice writing effective hooks. Then students will study the structure of of the introductory paragraph and begin to craft their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Analyzing Visual Elements
Analyzing Visual Elements
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Analyzing Visual Elements
Give students many opportunities to see how visuals can influence a story's meaning. Show off your acting skills and read a great book to help them learn!
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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Parts of Speech: Sticky Note Ad-Libs
Parts of Speech: Sticky Note Ad-Libs
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Parts of Speech: Sticky Note Ad-Libs
In this great grammar lesson, your students will practice using the eight parts of speech to complete sentences.
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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Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
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Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
In this lesson plan, students learn about Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist who advocated for a girls' rights to an education.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Mindfulness: A Home Inside
Mindfulness: A Home Inside
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Mindfulness: A Home Inside
We all have our own home of feelings inside, like a shell that we can tuck into when needed. This we learn from turtles, and now your students can too. This lesson helps students access that place inside full of feelings, emotions, and thoughts.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Olympic Math: Mean, Median and Mode Review
Olympic Math: Mean, Median and Mode Review
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Olympic Math: Mean, Median and Mode Review
Help your students win gold with this lesson that gives them plenty of practice with mode, median, and mean.
5th grade
Math
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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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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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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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Three Times a Charm! Close Reading with Annotations
Three Times a Charm! Close Reading with Annotations
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Three Times a Charm! Close Reading with Annotations
In fifth grade, students are expected to analyze complex texts on a deeper level. Teach your students to use close reading strategies, like rereading and annotation symbols, to dive deeper into fictional texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Visually Multiplying Fractions
Visually Multiplying Fractions
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Visually Multiplying Fractions
Help students color-code their way to multiplying fractions! Students will learn how to multiply fractions using area models. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Area Models and Multiplying Fractions.
5th grade
Math
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Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
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Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
Help students decode tricky language in the Declaration of Independence with an integrated vocabulary and history lesson. After reviewing vocabulary as a class, students will rewrite the Declaration of Independence in kid-friendly language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Literary Argument: Drafting Your Essay
Literary Argument: Drafting Your Essay
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Literary Argument: Drafting Your Essay
Once students have selected a topic related to a piece of literature they have read and mapped out their argument, this lesson will help them turn their prewriting into an essay.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy
The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy
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The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy
A lesson about the Great Depression doesn't have to depress your students! They will enjoy building background knowledge for *Bud, Not Buddy* with great interactive and cooperative learning tasks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Candy Math: All About Decimals
Candy Math: All About Decimals
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Candy Math: All About Decimals
Help students add and subtract decimals in this visual, hands-on, and delicious lesson! This lesson also reinforces place value concepts with decimals.
5th grade
Math
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Find Author’s Claim with Reasons and Evidence
Find Author’s Claim with Reasons and Evidence
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Find Author’s Claim with Reasons and Evidence
In this lesson, your class will identify an author’s claim in nonfiction text by identifying evidence and reasons.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
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Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Adding fractions with unlike denominators just doesn't work like it does when the denominators are the same. Let's make it work! Students will add fractions with unlike denominators with sums between one and two.
5th grade
Math
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Picture Walk: A Preview
Picture Walk: A Preview
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Picture Walk: A Preview
Use pantomime performance to drive your students to predict, question, and cite main ideas. With this dramatic lesson plan, your class will craftily capture information on a graphic organizer to boost their reading comprehension!
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!