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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Visualizing
Unit Number
R04
Course
Fifth Grade English Language Arts
Content Area
Language Arts
Description
Readers use text evidence to form mental images of how something looks, feels, sounds, smells or tastes while reading.
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 form pictures in their minds to imagine what the author has written?
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 3: Visualize
  • Words Their Way
  • BrainPOP
  • BrainPOP Jr.
  • Discovery Education
  • Leveled Text
  • Reading A-Z
  • The Continuum of Literacy Learning

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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



  
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings
• Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context
• Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs
• Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words



ECO
  
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
ECO
  
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text
ECO
  
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)
  
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes
  
  
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
  
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
  
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)
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