This lesson plan is written using 5th grade Georgia Preformance Standards. This lesson plan intigrates writing and vocabulary instruction as part of the practice, assessments, and throughout the entire lesson. VERY VERY effective! This is not a "sit at your desk and do worksheets" lesson! Students will be engaged from the very beginning of the lesson. This lesson plan contains detailed descriptions of how to introduce the topic, (with connections to the real world and other subject areas) provide instruction, review, guided practice, independent practice, reteaching, accommodations, pre/post assessment, and closure. This lesson can be taught in one 90 minute block, or over the span of two days. This lesson plan is so descriptive, that it will be very easy on the teacher to re-create the materials used in this lesson.