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This is a unit I created specifically to cover the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature for Grade 5
Table of Contents
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. 2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. 4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text. 5
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes. 7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.5 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem. 10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described. 13
Sample to use for direct instruction. 16
The Wolf and the Lamb 16
It includes a fully complete sample of the activities applied to the short Aesop Fable, The Wolf and the Lamb.
I included the sample to be used as direct instruction to teach the activities/standards before releasing the students to complete the activities with a story of your choice.