Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Rigorous Reading: Esperanza Rising

Rigorous Reading: Esperanza Rising

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Strand - Language Standards, Grade 4

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.4.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity Page
The Summaries of Its Parts 11

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 5

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.5.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

Activity Page
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.5.1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Activity Page
The Main Character 12
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Choice Words 18
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Buildup 23
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Language Locator 33
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
Weaving a Metaphor 51
A Novel Poster 66 to 67

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.5.3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

Activity Page
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.5.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Activity Page
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Choice Words 18
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Language Locator 33
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Section V Log-In 54
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
Finding Out the Facts 60
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68
The WOW Factor 69
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73
Words to Know 74 to 75

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.5.5: Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

Activity Page
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Checking In on Theme 17
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Three in One 38
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
Building a Story 46
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
The WOW Factor 69

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.5.6: Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

Activity Page
The Buildup 23
In Mama's Mind 25
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Learning Experiences 37
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Section IV Log-In 47
Difficult Decisions 50
The End Is the Beginning 53
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Character Interview 68

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RL.5.7: Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RL.5.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Activity Page
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Choice Words 18
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Language Locator 33
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Section V Log-In 54
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
Finding Out the Facts 60
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68
The WOW Factor 69
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73
Words to Know 74 to 75

Strand - Reading Standards: Foundational Skills, Grade 5

Phonics and Word Recognition

ELA.RF.5.3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Ideas, Experiences, & Opinions 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Choice Words 18
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Language Locator 33
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Section V Log-In 54
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
Finding Out the Facts 60
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68
The WOW Factor 69
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73
Words to Know 74 to 75

Fluency

ELA.RF.5.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Ideas, Experiences, & Opinions 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Choice Words 18
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Language Locator 33
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Section V Log-In 54
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
Finding Out the Facts 60
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68
The WOW Factor 69
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73
Words to Know 74 to 75

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 5

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Ideas, Experiences, & Opinions 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Checking In on Theme 17
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Four New Views 32
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Section V Log-In 54
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
The WOW Factor 69
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Ideas, Experiences, & Opinions 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Choice Words 18
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Language Locator 33
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Section V Log-In 54
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
Finding Out the Facts 60
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68
The WOW Factor 69
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Activity Page
In Mama's Mind 25
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Log-In 54
A New Point of View 59
Filming Esperanza 72

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.5.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Ideas, Experiences, & Opinions 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Choice Words 18
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Language Locator 33
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Section V Log-In 54
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
Finding Out the Facts 60
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68
The WOW Factor 69
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.5.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Activity Pages
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.5.8: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Ideas, Experiences, & Opinions 9
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Log-In 54
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.5.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Choice Words 18
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Language Locator 33
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Section V Log-In 54
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
Finding Out the Facts 60
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68
The WOW Factor 69
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73
Words to Know 74 to 75

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.5.7: Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Activity Page
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Building a Story 46
The End Is the Beginning 53
Finding Out the Facts 60
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67

Range of Writing

ELA.W.5.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Ideas, Experiences, & Opinions 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Choice Words 18
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Language Locator 33
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Section V Log-In 54
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
Finding Out the Facts 60
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68
The WOW Factor 69
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 5

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.5.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Page
Symbols All Around 26
Mama on the Train 31
Language Locator 33
Learning Experiences 37
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
A Helpful Plan 42
The End Is the Beginning 53
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.5.2: Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Activity Page
Symbols All Around 26
Mama on the Train 31
Learning Experiences 37
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Discussing Historical Fiction 61

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.5.3: Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

Activity Page
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
A Helpful Plan 42
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
A Novel Poster 66 to 67

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.5.4: Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

Activity Page
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.5.5: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

Activity Pages
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.5.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

Activity Pages
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 5

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.5.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Ideas, Experiences, & Opinions 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Choice Words 18
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Language Locator 33
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Section V Log-In 54
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
Finding Out the Facts 60
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68
The WOW Factor 69
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73
Words to Know 74 to 75

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.5.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Ideas, Experiences, & Opinions 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Choice Words 18
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Language Locator 33
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Section V Log-In 54
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
Finding Out the Facts 60
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68
The WOW Factor 69
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73
Words to Know 74 to 75

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.5.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Ideas, Experiences, & Opinions 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Choice Words 18
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24
In Mama's Mind 25
Symbols All Around 26
Section I Log-In 27
Section II Teacher Instructions 28
Back Story 29
Two Train Rides 30
Mama on the Train 31
Four New Views 32
Language Locator 33
Section II Log-In 34
Section III Teacher Instructions 35
Was, Is, Could Have Been 36
Learning Experiences 37
Three in One 38
To Strike, or Not to Strike? 39
Section III Log-In 40
Section IV Teacher Instructions 41
A Helpful Plan 42
A Series of Jobs 43
Miguel and Marta 44
The Strikers' Camp 45
Building a Story 46
Section IV Log-In 47
Section V Teacher Instructions 48
The Classic Plot Structure 49
Difficult Decisions 50
Weaving a Metaphor 51
Resolved or Unresolved? 52
The End Is the Beginning 53
Section V Log-In 54
Sum It All Up 56 to 57
A Dynamic Protagonist 58
A New Point of View 59
Finding Out the Facts 60
Discussing Historical Fiction 61
An Elemental Choice 62 to 63
A Novel Encyclopedia 64 to 65
A Novel Poster 66 to 67
A Character Interview 68
The WOW Factor 69
A Persuasive Letter 70 to 71
Filming Esperanza 72
My Book Rating 73
Words to Know 74 to 75

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.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.

Activity Page
Judging a Book 8
Ideas, Experiences, & Opinions 9
The Summaries of Its Parts 11
The Main Character 12
Major Minors 13
Setting the Scene 14 to 15
Conflicts of Interest 16
Checking In on Theme 17
Choice Words 18
Examining Endings 19
Section I Teacher Instructions 20
The Heart of the Scene 21
Storyboarding a Scene 22
The Buildup 23
Tio's Timeline 24