This Word docx includes graphic organizers and writing activities for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2012) Journeys - fifth grade lessons 11-15. Reading topics include fact and opinion, sequencing, drawing conclusions, cause and effect, and main ideas and details. Writing types covered are compare and contrast, persuasion, and concluding sentences. I have used these materials with my students, and they score higher on comprehension assessments after completing the activities. The questions mimic the format of questions on the Smarter Balance ELA practice test. They are also available as separate products and as Smartboard Notebook files.