Fifth Grade Literacy Resources
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Playing with Words
This four-week unit encourages students to experiment with language and to explore their personal writing style.
This six-week unit focuses on the research process, as well as the creative and critical thinking used by writers, inventors, and famous people from the Renaissance and beyond.
Clues to a Culture
This six-week unit focuses on aspects of Native American nations/cultures as revealed through pairings of literature and informational text.
America in Conflict
This nine-week unit focuses on the causes and consequences of the American Civil War, as revealed through literature and informational text.
Exploration, Real and Imagined
This five-week unit builds on the study of character development begun in Unit Four by having students articulate what we learn from real and fictional characters’ experiences.
Coming of Age
This final six-week unit focuses on the genre of the novel, and uses "coming of age" as a unifying theme.