5th Grade ELA Curriculum Support
Dear 5th Grade Teachers,
The purpose of this tackk board is to provide a place for teachers to find ELA curriculum support materials. The items below support the student outcomes for each unit. As a community of teachers, we are continuing to grow our collection of videos, anchor charts, links to websites and much much more. It is my hope you find this collection for resources helpful and supportive in planning your language arts lessons.
Living a Purposeful Reading Life
Reading Comprehension Anchor Charts
Determining Word Meaning
Word Solving Anchor Charts
This is a way you might share this unit's concepts
*These ideas would be broken up over more than one anchor chart for students
Unit 2 Thinking About Fiction
Identifying Events Central to the Plot
Student Work Examples
Book Lists for Unit 2
Student Work Examples
Analyzing Author's Choices
Picture Books for Teaching Foreshadowing
How Many Days to America
by Eve Bunting
An Early American Christmas
by Tomie dePaola
by Pat Hutchins
Amber on the Mountain
by Tony Johnston
by David Macaulay
More Anchor Charts
Point of View
Citing Text Evidence
• Your reader is intimate with your main character's thoughts and actions.
• Personal-feeling, it's the natural storytelling tense. When you tell your first stories, they are about yourself, and you tell them from first person
• Ability to convey character's inner voice. Read the beginning of Catcher in the Rye and you'll know what this means.
• If your character doesn't see it, your reader can't see it. If something interesting is happening elsewhere, there's no way to let your reader see it without letting your character also see it.
• Only one main character. No chance to get into anyone else's head and see what they see. This rule is sometimes broken, but it must be done in a precise, calculated kind of way.
• Character bias. If your character is a liar, then they probably won't always be truthful with your reader while they tell the story. If they think their teacher, Mrs. Smith, is an idiot, you can't really show Mrs. Smith's good side without your character changing their perspective about the teacher. Your reader can't make up their own mind about something without first interpreting it through your character's bias.
----- Third Person -----
• Can jump between many characters, allowing the reader to see obstacles or future conflicts that the main character can't see.
• Can still "hear" a character's thoughts, but without as much character bias.
• Allows for bigger stories. If the main character is not actively doing something interesting, the story can shift to the enemy's point of view for a chapter. Allows for smaller, interweaving stories that seem unrelated at first but come together at the end of the story.
• Difficult for amateurs to write in. With the ability to jump between characters comes the difficult choice of "which character should be experiencing the story during THIS chapter?"
• "Voice" of story tends to be less strongly characterized.