Storytown 5th Grade Theme 1 "Finding A Way" Resources

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Storytown 5th Grade Theme 1 "Finding A Way" Supplemental Materials : This bundle contains a variety of activities from each lesson of Theme 1 to teach, re-teach, practice or assess the various lessons taught. Each activity is unique to each lesson.

It is important to check the stories that are included in this product’s activities and make sure they match your reading adoption before purchasing since there are different copyright dates associated with Storytown. Our version is the 2008 copyrighted version.

Included in this packet is the following:

Lesson 1:“Rope Burn” (Realistic Fiction), “Tree Houses for Everyone” (Magazine Article)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key for Crossword Puzzle( Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle( Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet ( Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key( Vocabulary Development)
• Conflict Plot Resolution Chart (Comprehension)
• Vocabulary Words Web (Vocabulary Development)
• Writing Prompt Rope Burn Summary (Summarizing)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Write a Note (Conflict Resolution)
• Reading Writing Connection Personal Narrative (Personal Narrative)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 1 (Revising and Editing)

Lesson 2: “Line Drive” (Autobiography), “Ninth Inning” (Poetry)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
• Plot Conflict Resolution Chart (Comprehension)
• Vocabulary Word Cards Word Pairs (Vocabulary Development)
• Writing Prompt Line Drive Summary (Summarizing)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Write a List (Organizing)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 2 (Revising and Editing)

Lesson 3: “Chang and the Bamboo Flute” (Historical Fiction), “Evren Ozan, Musician” (Interview)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
• Character’s Motives Chart (Character Traits)
• Vocabulary Word Cards Word Sort Activity (Vocabulary Development)
• Writing Prompt Chang and the Bamboo Flute
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Write a New Ending (Extending the Ending)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 3 (Editing and Revising)

Lesson 4: “The Daring Nellie Bly: America’s Star Reporter” (Biography), “Around the World in Seventy-two Days” (Personal Narrative)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank for Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
• Character’s Motives Chart (Character Traits)
• Vocabulary Review Rate a Situation (Shades of Meaning, Vocabulary)
• Shades of Meaning PowerPoint ( We included our middle school shades of meaning product since your students are starting to learn this in Lesson 4. Your students may or may not be ready to start learning more about this, so we opted to include it for you)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)
• Writing Prompt Diary Entry (Personal Response)
• Writing Checklist for Lesson 4 (Revising and Editing)

Lesson 5: “It Takes Talent!” (Talent Show), “The Alligator Race” (Realistic Fiction)

• Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Answer Key Crossword Puzzle (Vocabulary Development)
• Word Bank (Vocabulary Development)
• CLOZE (fill in the blank) Worksheet (Vocabulary Development, Context Clues)
• CLOZE answer key (Vocabulary Development)
• Vocabulary Word Task Cards (Vocabulary Development)
• Writing Prompt It Takes Talent! (Summarize)
• Common Core Essential Question (Common Core)

Here is some more description and detail for some of the content that is included in this packet:

Writing Templates-

We have developed writing “templates” for many of the writing opportunities found within these lessons. In our classrooms we use these writing templates in a variety of ways. They can be used for assessment to monitor student development in all areas of vocabulary and writing. We also use these pieces of student writing for the bulletin boards in the classroom to always have current student writing shown tied directly to the current anthology or lesson you are teaching. These pieces of writing can also be saved for a writing portfolio to show writing progress on various genres of student writing as they grow throughout the year, and shown at Open House.

Grammar and Word Work-

We have developed worksheet activities to practice some of the grammar skills taught within each theme. These worksheets can also be used for assessment purposes.

Essential Questions-

We have developed a variety of “Essential Questions” for the passages to promote higher level thinking, citing examples and evidence, and align with Common Core Practices.

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Storytown 5th Grade Theme 1 "Finding A Way" Resources
Storytown 5th Grade Theme 1 "Finding A Way" Resources
Storytown 5th Grade Theme 1 "Finding A Way" Resources
Storytown 5th Grade Theme 1 "Finding A Way" Resources