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.
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.
Area models are building blocks to more complicated multiplication and division. Use this lesson to refresh students on the relationship between multiplication and area to prepare them to use the area models strategy with larger numbers.
Encourage learners to discuss decimal point placement with division and apply their understanding of standard algorithm decimal division. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Dividing Decimals Dash.
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.
Use this lesson to help your ELs summarize information from a text and use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. This lesson can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the Day 4 section of the Star Unit lesson.
Before students can respond to literature critically, they must have a strong grasp of big ideas and summary writing. Support your ELs in these foundational reading skills by introducing a three-sentence paragraph frame for summary writing.
In this support lesson, your ELs will learn how to determine point of view in a text while using pronouns to support their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Mythological Creature: Vampire.
What are the effects of weather events? In this integrated science and language arts lesson, students will explore causes and multiple effect in the context of reading and learning about various weather events and natural disasters.
Does onomatopoeia BANG your students up or cause them to want to BARF? Help them out with this comical lesson on the well-known figurative device. Students will have a fun time completing worksheets and using onomatopoeias themselves.
How can you *see* what your students are thinking while they read? Try reading response letters in your class. Students will practice formatting letters and learn to discuss their thinking about literature in writing.
Got quotes? Use this lesson plan to teach your EL students how to select appropriate quotes from the text that support their conclusions! Use this lesson on its own or as support to The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy lesson.