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Help your fifth-grade students build strong literary analysis and comprehension skills with activities that support Common Core rigor and practice close reading, vocabulary, and writing skills.
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Help your fifth-grade students build strong literary analysis and comprehension skills with activities that support Common Core rigor in the areas of Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity.
Each of the 9 units provides literary text in a variety of genres such as poetry, comedy, realistic fiction, and science fiction, as well as supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including:

  • Dictionary page to introduce content and academic vocabulary 
  • Close reading activity and close reading discussion
  • Learn-and-apply activities covering vocabulary, the literature genre, and
    literary analysis
  • Reading comprehension activity
  • Literary response writing activity

Additional teacher support includes:

  • Correlations to Common Core State Standards and TEKS for every unit for easy reference
  • Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects help to increase parental involvement
  • Guided reading levels to help identify appropriate texts for students
  • A walk-through of each literary text selection and activity pages that support
    the unit 

The 9 units explore these genres and reading selections:

  • Realistic Fiction: “The Job Interviews”                                                                     
  • Modern Fable: “Noah and the Gummy Bears”                                                        
  • Science Fiction: “Ten Paramount Rules for Vacationing in Outer Space”               
  • Folk Tale: “Why a Cheetah’s Cheeks Are Stained”                                                   
  • Comedy: “Two Fools”                                                                                               
  • Realistic Fiction: “Differences”                                                                                
  • Historical Fiction: “The First Lady in the Woods”                                                    
  • Poetry: “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” by Lewis Carroll                                     
  • Historical Fiction: “Memphis in 1968”   
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Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.

We strive to produce educational materials that are aligned with current standards and best educational practices—and with student interests and motivations. We pride ourselves on our ability to create products that not only build and reinforce basic and complex skills, but that develop a curiosity about the subjects in which those skills are taught.


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