Ideal for preparing your fifth-grade students for state writing assessments and meeting new standards, this series provides scaffolded text-based writing practice with essential writing forms, such as:
Cause and effect
Compare and contrast
Sequence The 12 units provide activities that prepare students to complete text-dependent writing prompts. Each unit begins with a unit focus and lesson checklist to guide students through the learning path, which includes:
a dictionary page that introduces content words
close reading of a leveled nonfiction article
text-dependent comprehension questions to support understanding
a graphic organizer to help students organize information from the article and plan their writing
a text-dependent writing prompt
a writing evaluation that guides students in evaluating their essay Teachers will appreciate these additional resources and features!
Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects help teachers encourage learning at home.
Common Core State Standards correlations are located on each unit for easy reference.
The reading level is provided to help identify appropriate texts.
The suggested learning path helps teachers pace the lesson, and makes scaffolding easy! The fifth grade content-area topics fall under these categories:
Social studies articles
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