Provide your fifth grade students with rigorous reading comprehension practice! Close reading, academic vocabulary, comprehension, and writing activities support Common Core learning paths. The informational texts cover grade-level content-area topics and a range of nonfiction text structures, such as compare and contrast, main idea and details, and cause and effect. Each of the 10 units presents a grade-appropriate nonfiction article and supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including the following: · dictionary page with content and academic vocabulary · close reading activity · reading comprehension activity · vocabulary activity · text structure activity The unit culminates in a text-based writing assignment that can be used as an informal assessment. Additional teacher support includes: · Common Core State Standards correlations provided for every unit for easy reference · Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects to extend learning at home. · A guided reading level to help identify appropriate texts for students The informational texts and structures cover: Science Articles · The Value of Weeds Text Structure: Main Idea and Details · Amazing Ants Text Structure: Main Idea and Details · Gravity in Our Solar System Text Structure: Question and Answer Social Studies Articles · A Viking Voyage Text Structure: Time Order · Spying During the Revolutionary War Text Structure: Question and Answer · Comparing Education in Two Cultures Text Structure: Compare and Contrast Geography Article · Earth’s Precious Water Text Structure: Cause and Effect Biography Articles · Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer, Writer, and Antislavery Activist Text Structure: Question and Answer · Thurgood Marshall: Champion of Equal Rights Text Structure: Cause and Effect How-to Article · How to Fish Text Structure: Time Order
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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.