To start off the school year, our first ELA unit is titled Battling Adversity. In this unit, students will read the novel, Wonder to learn the importance of compassion and acceptance for others, as well as how children can overcome adversity. Students will read a variety of realistic fiction passages to learn about the common themes and characteristics of the genre. Students will gain knowledge of how their own actions can contribute to the good of the greater community.
Reading Standards: Literature
RL 5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RL 5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
RL 5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
RL 5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
RL 5.9 Compare and contrast stories in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Reading Standards: Informational
RI 5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RI 5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
RI 5.5 Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.