LAN0500: 5th Grade Language Arts

05/01/2023 to 04/30/2024 • Modified 06/08/2023

Course Description

This language arts course emphasizes reading comprehension and integrates skills attainment from texts. Students will increase nonfiction reading comprehension by identifying the author’s organizational patterns and using the text to support opinions and conclusions. The student will expand their vocabulary using knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones and use the writing process to write in various forms, including narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive. Students will deliver multimodal presentations and compare/contrast various techniques used in media messages. The student will demonstrate comprehension of the research process by evaluating the information’s relevance, reliability, and credibility to create a final product.




Module 1: Reading and Writing Strategies

  • Week 1: Parts of Speech and Reading Response
  • Week 2: Reading Strategies 
  • Week 3: Plagiarism
  • Week 4: Writing Strategies

Module 2: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

  • Week 5: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Chapters 1-16
  • Week 6: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Chapters 17-32
  • Week 7: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Chapters 33-48
  • Week 8: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Chapters 49-56
  • Week 9: Review Week

Module 3: Types of Writing

  • Week 10: Types of Writing
  • Week 11: Compare and Contrast

Module 4: Esperanza Rising and Grammar

  • Week 12: Esperanza Rising Beginning 
  • Week 13: Esperanza Rising Chapters 5-8
  • Week 14: Esperanza Rising Chapters 9-12 and Grammar

Module 5: Esperanza Rising, Text Structure and Features

  • Week 15: Esperanza Rising Ending 
  • Week 16: Text Structure
  • Week 17: Text Features 
  • Week 18: Review Week

Module 6: Fantastic Mr. Dahl

  • Week 19: Fantastic Mr. Dahl Chapters 1-3 
  • Week 20: Fantastic Mr. Dahl Chapters 4-7 
  • Week 21: Fantastic Mr. Dahl Chapters Nine Through Postscript

Module 7: Story Elements

  • Week 22: Literary Devices 
  • 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

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

Chapters One Through Eleven

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

Module 9: Number the Stars Ending

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

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