5th Grade Lesson Plans

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Inferences in Fictional Texts
Inferences in Fictional Texts
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Inferences in Fictional Texts
Give your students practice with inferences using short fictional texts before asking them to apply the skill to a longer text of their choice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Doubling
Doubling
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Doubling
Teach your students to double two-digit numbers using decomposition as a strategy.
5th grade
Math
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Division of Labor: Good or Bad?
Division of Labor: Good or Bad?
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Division of Labor: Good or Bad?
In this cooperative economics activity, students learn about the division of labor in a real way. Students will be able to see first hand the advantages and disadvantages of the division of labor.
5th grade
Social studies
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Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Revolutionary War Vocabulary
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Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn key vocabulary terms that they will see in future lessons about the American Revolution. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson A Living Timeline: The American Revolution.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Ben Franklin
Ben Franklin
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Ben Franklin
Benjamin Franklin wasn't just a Founding Father of the United States of America—he was so much more. In this lesson, students will learn how Ben Franklin changed the shape of Philadelphia.
5th grade
Social studies
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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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Describing Angles
Describing Angles
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Describing Angles
You'll see angles from every angle! Students will describe and compare different angles they see in everyday situations. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Classifying Triangles by Internal Angles.
5th grade
Math
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Hy-per-bowl-e
Hy-per-bowl-e
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Hy-per-bowl-e
Your students will consider this lesson the "Super Bowl" of all lessons as they learn to use hyperbole to enhance their own writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Being Our Best Selves
Being Our Best Selves
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Being Our Best Selves
Reflecting on moments when we have been at our best can be a powerful thing! In this lesson, students will reflect on how they contribute to their classroom community and when they have been their best self over the past week.
5th grade
Social emotional
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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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Ooey Gooey Oobleck
Ooey Gooey Oobleck
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Ooey Gooey Oobleck
In this teacher-approved lesson, students will make and play with oobleck (corn starch and water), then write about their experiments. Young scientists will have a blast seeing their oobleck mixtures seemingly come to life.
5th grade
Science
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What's the Theme? Analyzing Character Motivation
What's the Theme? Analyzing Character Motivation
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What's the Theme? Analyzing Character Motivation
Bring theme to life with Chris Van Allsburg's *The Sweetest Fig*, a story with a great message for young readers to discover. This lesson pairs a wonderful read-aloud with activities and fun videos to keep your students engaged.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Classifying Triangles by Internal Angles
Classifying Triangles by Internal Angles
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Classifying Triangles by Internal Angles
Classifying figures by features is a fundamental geometry skill. Use this lesson plan to teach your students how to categorize triangles by internal angle types.
5th grade
Math
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Decimal Comparisons
Decimal Comparisons
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Decimal Comparisons
Make decimal comparisons! Your students will focus on comparing decimals and using necessary language to say their comparisons. Use this lesson by itself or use it as support for the Decimals, Decimals, Decimals lesson.
5th grade
Math
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Many, Many Millions
Many, Many Millions
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Many, Many Millions
Teach your students to read, write, and understand place value in numbers up to the millions place.
5th grade
Math
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Multiply Decimals with Models
Multiply Decimals with Models
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Multiply Decimals with Models
How well do your students know decimals? In this lesson, introduce your students to decimal multiplication using models.
5th grade
Math
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Fraction Simplest Form by Greatest Common Factor
Fraction Simplest Form by Greatest Common Factor
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Fraction Simplest Form by Greatest Common Factor
When fractions have big numerators and denominators, it can be tough to find the simplest form. Fear not! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to find the simplest form using the greatest common factor.
5th grade
Math
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Spelling with Suffixes
Spelling with Suffixes
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Spelling with Suffixes
Spelling is sensational with common suffixes! With this lesson, your students will learn how to navigate various suffixes and use them as they create and spell new words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Welcoming All Feelings
Welcoming All Feelings
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Welcoming All Feelings
In this lesson students will be guided through a session of reflecting on their day and their emotions. They will also practice ways they can welcome and befriend their emotions with kindness and curiosity.
5th grade
Social emotional
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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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Multi-Digit Division
Multi-Digit Division
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Multi-Digit Division
Let's solve multi-digit division problems! Students will feel more confident with their division than ever with this lesson that helps them practice dividing multi-digit numbers.
5th grade
Math
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Focus on Founding Fathers
Focus on Founding Fathers
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Focus on Founding Fathers
This lesson will allow students to explore the backgrounds and contributions of the Founding Fathers by completing an online scavenger hunt and writing a basic biography.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Area Arrangements
Area Arrangements
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Area Arrangements
Students will use the inverse relationship between multiplication and division to complete an area formula in a real-world situation. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson The Case of the Missing Rectangle Side.
5th grade
Math
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Dividing Decimals: Estimation
Dividing Decimals: Estimation
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Dividing Decimals: Estimation
Teach your students to round decimals to whole numbers to estimate a quotient. In this lesson, students will have so much fun playing the Estimation Station game, they might forget they are learning!
5th grade
Math
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Interpreting Complex Graphs
Interpreting Complex Graphs
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Interpreting Complex Graphs
Graphs bring data to life and help us draw conclusions about the information presented. In this lesson students will engage with three different kinds of graphs by asking and answering interpretive questions.
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!