• Common Core Lessons: Reading Informational Text Grade 5


  • Provide your fifth grade students with rigorous reading comprehension practice! Close reading, academic vocabulary, comprehension, and writing activities support Common Core learning paths.
    The informational texts cover grade-level content-area topics and a range of nonfiction text structures, such as compare and contrast, main idea and details, and cause and effect.
    Each of the 10 units presents a grade-appropriate nonfiction article and supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including the following:
    ·      dictionary page with content and academic vocabulary
    ·      close reading activity
    ·      reading comprehension activity
    ·      vocabulary activity
    ·      text structure activity
    The unit culminates in a text-based writing assignment that can be used as an informal assessment.
    Additional teacher support includes:
    ·      Common Core State Standards correlations provided for every unit for easy reference
    ·      Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects to extend learning at home.
    ·      A guided reading level to help identify appropriate texts for students
    The informational texts and structures cover:
    Science Articles
    ·      The Value of Weeds
    Text Structure: Main Idea and Details
    ·      Amazing Ants
    Text Structure: Main Idea and Details
    ·      Gravity in Our Solar System
    Text Structure: Question and Answer

    Social Studies Articles
    ·      A Viking Voyage
    Text Structure: Time Order
    ·      Spying During the Revolutionary War
    Text Structure: Question and Answer
    ·      Comparing Education in Two Cultures
    Text Structure: Compare and Contrast

    Geography Article
    ·      Earth’s Precious Water
    Text Structure: Cause and Effect

    Biography Articles
    ·      Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer, Writer, and Antislavery Activist
    Text Structure: Question and Answer
    ·      Thurgood Marshall: Champion of Equal Rights
    Text Structure: Cause and Effect

    How-to Article
    ·      How to Fish
    Text Structure: Time Order

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