LAN0500: 5th Grade Language Arts

05/01/2024 to 05/30/2025 • Modified 04/29/2024

Course Description

This language arts course emphasizes the integration of skills attainment from texts. Students will explain plot development and conflict resolution and differentiate between first and third-person points of view. Fifth-grade students will have an increased emphasis on nonfiction reading by identifying the author’s organizational patterns and using the text to support opinions and conclusions. Students will continue to expand their vocabulary using knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones. Students will use the writing process to write in a variety of forms, including narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive. Students will deliver multimodal presentations and compare/contrast a variety of techniques used in media messages. The student will demonstrate comprehension of the research process by evaluating the relevance, reliability, and credibility of information collected to create a final product. The student will define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism.




Module 1: Reading & Writing Strategies

  • Week 1: Reading Fiction
  • Week 2: Comprehending Fiction
  • Week 3: Reading Nonfiction
  • Week 4: Comprehending Nonfiction

Module 2: Types of Writing

  • Week 5: Narrative Writing
  • Week 6: Narrative Writing Continued
  • Week 7: Persuasive Writing
  • Week 8: Persuasive Writing Continued
  • Week 9: Review Week

Module 3: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

  • Week 10: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Chapters 1-16
  • Week 11: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Chapters 17-32
  • Week 12: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Chapters 33-48
  • Week 13: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Chapters 49-56

Module 4: Esperanza Rising & Grammar

  • Week 14: Esperanza Rising Beginning
  • Week 15: Esperanza Rising Chapters 5-8
  • Week 16: Esperanza Rising Chapters 9-12 and Grammar
  • Week 17: Esperanza Rising Ending
  • Week 18: Review Week

Module 5: Text Structure, Text Features & Expository Writing

  • Week 19: Text Structure
  • Week 20: Text Features
  • Week 21: Expository Writing
  • Week 22: Expository Writing Continued

Module 6: Story Elements

  • Week 23: Character
  • Week 24: Genres
  • Week 25: W-R-I-T-E
  • Week 26: Story Elements Wrap-Up
  • Week 27: Quarter Review Week

Module 8: Number the Stars Chapters 1-11

  • Week 28: Number the Stars Chapters 1-3
  • Week 29: Number the Stars Chapters 4-7
  • Week 30: Number the Stars Chapters 8-11

Module 9: Number the Stars Ending

  • Week 31: Number the Stars Chapters 12-15
  • Week 32: Number the Stars Ending
  • Week 33: Number the Stars Characters

Module 10: Poetry & Review

  • Week 34: Beginning Poetry
  • Week 35: More Poetry
  • Week 36: Quarter Review Week

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