Fifth Grade Language Arts Unit 5
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Unit 5

READING/LITERATURE: APPLY A WIDE RANGE OF STRATEGIES TO COMPREHEND, INTERPRET, EVALUATE, APPRECIATE, AND RESPOND TO A WIDE VARIETY OF TEXTS

1.2a Vocabulary: Develop and expand knowledge of words and word meanings to increase vocabulary: Affixes, roots, and stems: Interpret new words by analyzing the meaning of prefixes and suffixes

Prefixes and Suffixes

Lots of worksheets, also links to other sites

Prefixes

BBC site; drag the correct prefix to the word

Prefixes Say Plenty

Choose the correct meaning for the prefix

Success With Suffixes

Practice adding ‘er’ to the ends of words

Suffix Practice

Practice adding ‘s’, ‘es’, ‘ed’, and ‘ing’ to words

Suffix Matching Game

Match words with definitions

Suffix Game

Write the correct word to match the definition

Suffixes Make New Words

Drag the suffix to the correct root word

Suffixes Say A Lot

Pick the correct definition

Suffix-ly

Online lesson and quiz

Using Prefixes

Using Prefixes, Part II

Online Quiz on picking the correct word

Fish Tank Game

Divide the word into its root and affixes

Crystal Castle

Prefixes hold the key to building the castle and making it light up.

Prefix Mix

BBC site. Working with "pre" and "post," prefixes with opposite meanings

 

 

1.3 Vocabulary: Develop and expand knowledge of words and word meanings to increase vocabulary: Synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms: Apply knowledge of fifth grade level synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and multiple meaning words to determine the meaning of words and phrases

Squanky the Tooth Taker - Antonyms

Squanky the Tooth Taker - Synonyms

Fun online game for synonyms\antonyms

Antonyms

Homonyms

Synonyms

Synonyms and Antonyms

Super Synonym Matchup

Quia games

 

Antonyms

Online game.  Choose the correct antonym

Synonym Concentration

Online game

Homonyms

Funbrain

Homonym Worksheet

From RHL Schoolhouse

Homophones

Say It Another Way

The Thesaurus

Online quiz from the BBC

Rocket to the Moon

Identify Synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms to build a moon rocket

Synonym Finder

Synonym search engine

Synonym Matching

Antonym Matching

Online matching game

Synonym Practice

Online Quiz

Synonym Quiz

Antonym Quiz

Online Quiz

Antonym Alley

Worksheets, with links to other skills

Opposites

Drag correct answers to complete puzzle piece

 

 

3.2c Comprehension/critical literacy: Interact with the words and concepts in the text to construct an appropriate meaning: Inferences and interpretation: Describe elements of character development in written words (e.g., differences between main and minor characters; stereo-typical characters as opposed to fully developed characters; changes that characters under-go; the importance of a character's actions, motives, and appearance to plot and theme

Story Character Outline

Print and let students complete information about the story they are reading

Interview Book Characters

Lesson Plan. Students pretend they are book characters

TeacherVision: Character Traits

This page has a list of adjectives for people

Character Traits

This one-page PDF has a list of character traits.

Character Traits Wheel

This page can be printed out and then mounted on cardboard to make a spinning wheel. Students can spin the wheel and then describe a character or write a story about a person who has that particular trait.

Character Traits Language Arts Lesson Plan

This lesson plan for grades four and five offers a good idea for getting students to understand how writers use character traits. NOTE: The site includes ads and pop-up ads.

Character Cube

This site has a lesson for teaching students about character traits. The links to the online story of "Jack and the Beanstalk" do not work. To read three different versions, click here.  Or to watch a short movie, click here. Students can complete a character cube after reading the story.

ThinkQuest: Crossroads of Character

Students put together this Web site on character development. Click on "Other Activities" for some games.

My Hero Teacher's Room

Students can study heroes as part of character education or to develop writing skills. Teachers can explore lesson plans, resources, calendar, and more. NOTE: The site has a link to a guestbook.

 

 

3.3c Comprehension/critical literacy: Interact with the words and concepts in the text to construct an appropriate meaning: Summary and generalization: Support ideas and arguments by reference to relevant aspects of text and issues across texts

Supporting Ideas

Practice quiz

Supporting Ideas

Lesson followed by a practice activity.

 

 

3.4a Comprehension/critical literacy: Interact with the words and concepts in the text to construct an appropriate meaning: Analysis and evaluation: Identify and analyze the characteristics of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction and explain the appropriateness of the literary form chosen by an author for a specific purpose

 

 

4.1c Literature: Read to contrast meaning and respond to a wide variety of literary forms: Literary genres: Demonstrate knowledge of and appreciation for various forms (genres) of literature: Demonstrate an understanding of similarities and differences within and among literary works of various genre and cultures (e.g., in terms of settings, character types, events, and role of natural phenomena)

Once Upon A Genre

Lesson Plan

Select List of Literary Genres

A guide for students.

Scholastic: Unit Plan Title: Once Upon a Genre

This unit lesson plan for teaching about different genres is suitable for grades 3-5.

Scholastic: Avi's Classroom Activity

Here is an activity students can use to explore different genres.

 

 

4.2b Literature: Read to contrast meaning and respond to a wide variety of literary forms: Literary elements: Demonstrate knowledge of literary elements and techniques and how they affect the development of a literary work: Compare/contrast genres, themes, ideas, and story elements across texts read, listened to, or viewed

Aesop’s Fables

Online Collection

Emints: Genre Sites

Portal to reading resources of different genres, as well a sites teaching about genres