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5th grade
Comparing and Contrasting in Nonfiction
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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
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day
Compare and Contrast: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day
Do your students know the difference between Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day? This reading comprehension worksheet will teach them about the similarities and differences of the holidays. First, they’ll read a passage that provides facts about ea
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
Worksheet
Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
Students will use transition words to support understanding of comparing and contrasting.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Stories: Extinct Birds
Comparing and contrasting nonfiction stories is an important skill for fourth and fifth graders. This worksheet gives kids plenty of chance to practice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
Lesson Plan
Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
What's the difference between primary and secondary sources? This lesson will compare the two types of sources and ask students to discuss the benefits of using each source.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Lesson Plan
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Not all nonfiction texts on the same topic are created equal! Using this lesson plan, your class will become familiar with nonfiction features by comparing and contrasting texts on a shared topic.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Paul Revere's Ride
Paul Revere's Ride
Lesson Plan
Paul Revere's Ride
The students are coming! The students are coming! Debunk common myths and teach your students about Paul Revere's ride with this lesson plan that lets students finish their own graphic novels.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Lesson Plan
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Worksheet
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Students read short biographies of pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, each a pioneer in her field. They then practice using a Venn diagram to compare the lives and accomplishments of each woman.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle
Worksheet
The Bermuda Triangle
Do you believe in the Bermuda Triangle? Compare witness accounts of these weird waters and draw your own conclusions in this reading worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Understand African American Spirituals
Understand African American Spirituals
Lesson Plan
Understand African American Spirituals
Spirituals have a long history in the United States, and often serve to strengthen and motivate people. Students will compare three types of spirituals from different time periods and share their understanding with their peers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
Develop your students’ critical eye with this nonfiction text features checklist! This resource can be used with the Comparing Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Lesson Plan
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Marie Curie’s monumental achievements in chemistry and physics are remarkable. In this lesson, your students will read two accounts of her life, integrate the details, and assess the importance of having more than one source of information.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing with Transition Words
Comparing with Transition Words
Lesson Plan
Comparing with Transition Words
Help ELs learn how to compare and contrast multiple nonfiction resources, using transition words to support their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support for the lesson Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Lesson Plan
Researching the Past Using Primary Sources
Knock, knock! It’s the U.S. Census Bureau! In this lesson plan, students analyze primary sources in the form of census data to do research that helps them answer questions about famous people and the time period during which they lived.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The History of African American Spirituals
The History of African American Spirituals
Worksheet
The History of African American Spirituals
In the worksheet The History of African American Spirituals, children read about how African Americans used spirituals during different moments in history, starting from their enslavement to the civil rights movement.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Side-By-Side Nonfiction Text Features
Side-By-Side Nonfiction Text Features
Worksheet
Side-By-Side Nonfiction Text Features
Get to know nonfiction text features! Use this resource with your class to compare nonfiction text features for same-topic selections. This resource goes along with the Comparing Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Flying Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman
Worksheet
The Flying Dutchman
Learn about the legendary Flying Dutchman, a "ghost ship" said to warn sailors of trouble, and get some practice comparing descriptions of the same topic.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Comparing with Transition Words
Glossary: Comparing with Transition Words
Worksheet
Glossary: Comparing with Transition Words
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Comparing with Transition Words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Comparing with Transition Words
Vocabulary Cards: Comparing with Transition Words
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Comparing with Transition Words
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Comparing with Transition Words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet