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  • This is a 4 page template for a literature circles journal, applying the collaborative skills of the speaking and listening standards. Structured dialogue is key. Teacher instructions are included as well as pages to be completed by members of the literature circle.

  • The activities for this book unit include: 1 page of suggested differentiated activities and discussion topics; a writing activity; a time line activity; a mapping activity; a Venn Diagram Compare & Contrast assignment for 3 characters; a visualization activity; a research activity; a word search and several writing options. Rubrics are included. (9 pages) Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Review Walter Dean Myer's story of a World War II soldier, from the "My Name is America" series. Includes story sequencing, multiple choice comprehension questions, grammar review, and more. Common Core:ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Students can work alone or with a group using this planning document for comparing and contrasting text and media on the same topic. ELA Common Core- Integration of Knowledge and Ideas - Grade 4 - RI6, Grade 5 RI5

  • Students will read and study the author's point of view from a book he/she has read.  Assignment for writing in the first person on a topic of their choice. 

    Common Core: ELA - RL5.6, RL4.6
  • This 3 page template explains why story elements are important and uses Venn Diagrams to encourage students to compare and contrast different story elements. CC: ELA: RL.5.3

  • An 8 page study unit for Ron Roy's A-Z Mystery, The Absent Author. Includes reading comprehension questions, matrix chart, venn diagram and story map activities, writing prompt. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • The pages for book unit include: 1 page of background information and suggested activities and discussion topics; a K-W-L activity; a timeline; a writing activity on theme; an activity on idioms and expressions, a compare and contrast character traits activity including Venn Diagram; templates for differentiated activities choices; templates for rubrics; and a crossword puzzle with answer key. A Newbery Honor book. (12 pages) Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • "Early morning was the best time to trick people, before they were completely awake." A realistic fiction story, followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
  • Compare and Contrast a news article and a news video on the same topic.  Planning form to use individually or with a group. ELA Standards Grade 4 RI6,  Grade 4 RI5

  • Answer targeted questions about characters, plot, and setting to help write a book summary. Common Core:ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Charlie loves Easter! You'll see why- with this reading comprehension, word search, crossword puzzle, and writing activity.
  • Reading comprehension about the sport of tennis.

    Common Core: Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details RI5.3/RI6.3; Craft and Structure: RI5.5/RI6.5

  • Writing and Reading form for identifying the theme of the text.   CCSS: Text Types and Purposes: RL.4.2, RL.5.2, W.4.2, W.5.2

  • Jason and Malcolm both wake up wanting a bike ride, but the boys have very different ways of doing what they want. Compare the two stories using charts; answer short questions; make predictions about the future. A good character education lesson. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Meredith and Alexis both play sports, but their styles and attitudes couldn't be more different. Compare the two girls and the adults in their lives using charts and outlines. A good character education lesson. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • "In this village lived a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker, and a yoga instructor." This fantastic unit contains a fictional story about how money works, threaded with clear explanations of important economic terms and theories, from "barter" to "unit of account". 16 pages; includes an answer page.
  • Rosa and Thomas both have ideas about peer pressure and bravery, but they have different ways of responding. Compare the two stories using charts; answer short questions; make predictions about the future. A good character education lesson. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Story grammar helps break down the important elements of a story for students. By isolating these elements, students can better understand the story as a whole. These worksheets for character, setting, plot, and conclusion help.Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3
  • Reading form for use to identify the author's purpose in a written article or book. Includes a writing assignment. 
    Common Core: 4-6 grade Reading and Writing RL.1, W.2.1

  • Nancy and Angela both want a snack; both girls decide to bake cookies. But there the stories diverge. Compare the two stories using charts; answer short questions; make predictions about the future. A good character education lesson. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Answer the targeted questions about characters, setting, etc. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3