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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Determining Importance
Unit Number
R03
Course
Fifth Grade English Language Arts
Content Area
Language Arts
Description
Readers determine important ideas that support understanding and use key details to state big ideas in their own words.   Readers use text features to determine the author’s perspective, point of view and/or opinion and how it relates to their own.
Timeline
2 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Readers make meaning from text.
Readers understand that authors use literary elements and techniques to convey meaning.
Readers evaluate and analyze text structures to make meaning.
Readers make meaning from appropriately leveled text.
Listeners make meaning from the spoken word.
Speakers share information to a variety of audiences for specific purposes.




Essential Questions
How do readers remember important information and transfer it?
How do readers identify and evaluate information in the text?
How do readers use phonics and word recognition knowledge to solve words?
How do readers maintain fluency?
How do listeners make meaning from the spoken word? 
How do speakers share information to a variety of audiences for specific purposes?




Additional Unit Resources
  • Benchmark Literacy Unit 5: Determine Text Importance
  • Brain Pop
  • Brain Pop Jr.
  • Continuum of Literacy Learning                
  • Discovery Education
  • Leveled Text
  • Reading A-Z

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Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
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
• Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
• Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis)
• Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases



ECO
  
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
ECO
  
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably
ECO
  
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
ECO
  
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described
ECO
  
Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context
ECO
  
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
• Read on-level text with purpose and understanding
• Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive
readings
• Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary
• By the end of 5th grade, the instructional expectation is guided reading level V and instructional
level U






ECO
  
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at an instructional level V
Read independently for a minimum of 30 minutes
ECO
  
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text
ECO
  
Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent
ECO
  
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s)
ECO
  
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at an instructional level V
Read independently for a minimum of 30 minutes
ECO
  
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
ECO
  
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
• Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion
• Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles
• Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others
• Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions




ECO
  
Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally
ECO
  
Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence
ECO
  
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
ECO
  
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes