English Language Arts Grade 5
Speaking and Listening Standard 4
Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Aaron Shephard's Readers Theater
A collection of stories that have been written for a reader's theater. Many of the stories include tips for presenting a reader's theater as well as other resources.
A great resource for fluency practice.
Can You Convince Me?: Persuasive Writing
In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students are introduced to the basic concepts of lobbying for something that is important to them and making persuasive arguments. Through a classroom game and resource handouts, students become aware of the techniques used in persuasive oral arguments and apply them to independent persuasive writing activities.
My Piece of History
In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students examine pictures of household objects from the late 20th century, gather historical information about them from older family members, and then create an in-class exhibit of historical objects from their own homes.
Poetry: A Feast to Form Fluent Readers
In this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students examine elements of fluent reading through oral poetry performance. They use the Internet to identify a poem to prepare and perform for the class. The main objective of this lesson concerns improving fluency.
This site provides resources and activities to encourage storytelling in the classroom. The Story Theater includes several stories that are read outloud. The story library has a collection of short stories good for retelling. There is also a collection of lesson plans, activities, and techniques for using storytelling in the classroom.
The Preamble to the Constitution: How Do You Make
This page contains 5 EDSITEment lessons in which students investigate the purposes of the U.S. Constitution, as identified in the Preamble to the Constitution, and study fundamental values and principles as they are expressed in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.
What Makes a Hero?
In this unit from EDSITEment, students will explore heroes and the traits that make them heroic. Students begin by thinking about their own heroes and list the character traits their heroes possess. Students then explore kid heroes, adults' heroes, local heroes, and heroes from history, before completing one of several suggested culminating activities.
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