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Grade 5 ELD - Week Five

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5th Grade ELD

Week 5 May 4-8


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Learning Objectives: students will be able to:

  • use simple present tense verbs when speaking and when writing.
  • use my new key words when speaking, reading, and writing about justice.
  • use a T-Chart and Concept map to generate and organize my ideas to create a prewriting plan.
  • use my prewriting plan to draft a paragraph about justice.

Getting Ready to Read
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Big Question: What is justice?

Go to page Unit 4 pg. 223 in your on-line student book. Complete the Share What You Know activity 1-2.
Go to Resources > Unit 4 > Practice Book 4.1. Complete the Concept Map.

Go to Resources > Unit 4 > Building Background Video. Watch the video about justice and injustice.
Use what you learned in the video to complete the Writing activity below.

Reading the Selection
Read the story about An American Hero in your student book on pg. 224.
Go to Resources > Unit 4 > Sing with Me. Click on An American Hero and An American Hero Instrumental to listen.

Read the story Crossing Bok Chitto in the on-line student book on pages 230-247.
Click on the volume icon to hear the story read out loud.
Click on the mouse icon for Comprehension coach to record reading the story and click on the red question icon to help with understanding.
Add to the concept map as you read through the unit using the online Practice book pg. 4.4 and 4.6

Vocabulary and Phonics Practice
Go to Resources > Unit 4 > Key Word Images > Part 1. Choose List view so that definition appears.
Define each word in your own words. Use a dictionary when needed.
Try to talk to a family member about the Big Question, “What is Justice?” while using these words in complete sentences.
Look at the Key word diagrams in your student book pg. 224 - 227.












Add your new vocabulary words to your on-line My Vocabulary Notebook
Go to GAMES > UNIT 4 > PHONICS GAMES > Vowel Diagraphs ai, ay.

Draw a T-Chart to brainstorm Ideas:

Examples of Justice

Examples of injustice

Next write a Personal Narrative paragraph. Use Key Words to explain why or why not something is fair or unfair. Use RAFT:
Role: myself
Audience: family or friend
Form: personal narrative
Topic: What I believe to be just or unjust and why

Oral Language
Tell someone in your family, a personal story about a time you were treated fairly or unfairly. It could also be a story about someone else.

Go to Resources > Unit 4 > Practice Book > Practice Book 4.3 and 4.5. Complete Present Tense and present progressive

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