• Common Core Lessons: Reading Literary Text Grade 5


  • Help your fifth-grade students build strong literary analysis and comprehension skills with activities that support Common Core rigor in the areas of Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity.

    Each of the 9 units provides literary text in a variety of genres such as poetry, comedy, realistic fiction, and science fiction, as well as supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including:
    Dictionary page to introduce content and academic vocabulary
    Close reading activity and close reading discussion
    Learn-and-apply activities covering vocabulary, the literature genre, and
    literary analysis
    Reading comprehension activity
    Literary response writing activity

    Additional teacher support includes:
    Correlations to Common Core State Standards and TEKS for every unit for easy reference
    Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects help to increase parental involvement
    Guided reading levels to help identify appropriate texts for students
    A walk-through of each literary text selection and activity pages that support
    the unit

    The 9 units explore these genres and reading selections:

    Realistic Fiction: “The Job Interviews”
    Modern Fable: “Noah and the Gummy Bears”
    Science Fiction: “Ten Paramount Rules for Vacationing in Outer Space”
    Folk Tale: “Why a Cheetah’s Cheeks Are Stained”
    Comedy: “Two Fools”
    Realistic Fiction: “Differences”
    Historical Fiction: “The First Lady in the Woods”
    Poetry: “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” by Lewis Carroll
    Historical Fiction: “Memphis in 1968”

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