This Word Docx file provides companion graphic organizers and writing exercises for Lessons 16-20 in Journeys Fifth Grade (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012). Topics including fact/opinion, characterization, prediction, persuasion, and author's purpose. My students perform better on comprehension assessments when they use a graphic organizer while reading. Some exercises have differentiated versions to better meet the needs of students. The formatting of the exercises mimic items on the Smarter Balance ELA practice test. Each lesson is also available individually and many also have versions for Smartboard usage.