# 5 • All Lessons

### Determine the Theme

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to infer the theme of a text by using textual evidence. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to determine the theme by analyzing and identifying in the text how characters respond to challenges. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Draw Inferences from Text

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to justify an inference by finding support in the text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to identify the support for a given inference in terms of words and phrases or a quotation from the text. Emphasis is given to what is not an inference or not good support. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Interpret a Fraction as Division

5.NBT.7 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

5.NF.35.NF.3 Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. For example, interpret 3/4 as the result of dividing 3 by 4, noting that 3/4 multiplied by 4 equals 3, and that when 3 wholes are shared equally among 4 people each person has a share of size 3/4. If 9 people want to share a 50-pound sack of rice equally by weight, how many pounds of rice should each person get? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie?

This number sense lesson focuses on showing common decimal numbers as percents. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read the question and change the decimal number into a fraction with a denominator of 100 using a place value chart. Then, they change the fraction into a percent and interpret the result. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.

### Summarize Text

This Common Core reading informational text lesson covers how to write a summary of a text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify the central idea and key details of a passage, then write a brief summary using a checklist of what to include or not include. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Explain the Function of Conjunctions

This Common Core language lesson covers the use of conjunctions (coordinating and subordinating) in terms of how they connect words, phrases, or clauses by showing different relationships. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn when to use various conjunctions by explaining the relationship of the two parts they are connecting. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Explain the Function of Prepositions

This Common Core language lesson covers the use of prepositional phrases (defined as a group of words that begins with a preposition) by how their relationship to other words or phrases. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn when to use prepositional phrases that show time, place or direction, and means or agency (how). In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Separate Items in a Series

This Common Core language lesson covers how to separate items in a series, using commas and semicolons. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to identify a series of items, where to put the commas, and when to use a semicolon. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine the Meaning of Words Using Roots & Affixes

L.5.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

L.5.4.BL.5.4.B Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis).

This Common Core language/vocabulary lesson covers how to determine the meaning of words using roots and affixes. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to analyze words in a sentence based on given root definitions. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Compare & Contrast the Overall Structure in Two or More Texts

This Common Core reading informational text lesson covers how to compare texts based on different text structures. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to identify a chronological, comparison, cause/effect, or problem/solution text structure, and then compare two texts with different structures. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Figurative Language

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to identify figurative language, and then use context clues to determine its meaning. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to identify similes, metaphors, and idioms and then explain the meaning based on textual evidence. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Revise Writing (Add & Delete Sentences)

This Common Core writing lesson covers how to revise writing by adding or deleting sentences based on how they support the main idea. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn how to change written text to improve it by determining which details support the main idea and which don’t. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Recognize Place and Value in a Multi-Digit Number

This Common Core number and operations in base ten lesson teaches students how to recognize the value of the digits in multi-digit numbers up to the hundred thousands. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students look at individual digits in multi-digit numbers and determine the value of the digit. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Read & Write Decimals to the Thousandths

This Common Core number and operations in base ten lesson teaches students how to correctly read and write decimal numbers to the thousandths place. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students read and write decimals in a variety of contexts to the thousandths place. These include common uses of decimals in the real world, most notably distance and weight. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Round Decimals

This Common Core number and operations in base ten lesson teaches students how to round decimal numbers to a variety of places. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will round decimal numbers using a variety of strategies. These include physical representation on a number line, directly focusing on place value, and interpreting word problems focusing on real-world problems. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Multiply Using the Multiplication Algorithm

This Common Core number and operations in base ten lesson teaches students how to multiply multi-digit numbers. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students use the standard multiplication algorithm to multiply two- and three-digit numbers. This lesson uses a slightly different algorithm than is traditional. This is intentional and is based on the Common Core Progressions. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Divide Multiples of 100 & 1000 by Multiples of 10

This Common Core number and operations in base ten lesson teaches students how to divide three- and four-digit numbers by multiples of ten. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will divide multiples of 100 and 1,000 by multiples of 10 in preparation for more complex multi-digit division in the future. This lesson focuses on the inverse relationship of multiplication and division to solve the problems. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Find Quotients by Using the Relationship Between Division & Multiplication

This Common Core number and operations in base ten lesson teaches students how to use the relationship between division and multiplication to solve division problems. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students rewrite division problems as multiplication problems as a strategy to help find quotients. This lesson should be considered an initial first step to more complex division problems. By using multiples of 10 and 100, students are able to see the structure of what is going on without getting distracted by difficult calculation. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Add Decimals

This Common Core number and operations in base ten lesson teaches students how to add decimals. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students add decimals using the standard addition algorithm with an emphasis on place value to prevent common errors. This lesson also includes word problems with real-world applications. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Add Fractions with Unlike Denominators

This Common Core number and operations--fractions lesson teaches students how to add fractions with unlike denominators. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students create equivalent fractions to add fractions with unlike denominators. Converting improper fractions and reducing the results is not addressed. This lesson focuses on unlike denominators that require both fractions to be changed. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators

This Common Core number and operations--fractions lesson teaches students how to subtract fractions with unlike denominators. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students create equivalent fractions to subtract fractions with unlike denominators. Reducing the results is not addressed. This lesson focuses on unlike denominators that require both fractions to be changed. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.