Unit Goal: Students read literary and informational texts to understand how members of a culture meld into communities while trying to maintain cultural identity and honor their ancestors. Students express their understanding of these ideas by explaining how the ideas are expressed and supported through the texts and by experiencing and documenting their own development of a classroom community.
Anchor Text: Shutting Out the Sky by Deborah Hopkinson, various other excerpts.
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Quoting Accurately from text
Compare & Contrast Expository & Opinion Writing
Comprehension Cold Read Tests - weekly
Essay Writing - One each 9 weeks
Group/Class Participation - 100 Point grade each 9 weeks
Extra Credit Opportunity: We are excited to have AR back in 5th grade. Up to 20 extra credit points are available each 9 weeks for every AR point a student earns.