Fifth in the Middle

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By Fifth in the Middle
I have used these nonfiction close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text
Subjects:
Spring, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RI.5.10, W.5.1, L.5.4, L.5.6
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By Fifth in the Middle
I have used these nonfiction close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text
Subjects:
Winter, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RI.5.10, W.5.1, L.5.4, L.5.6
$8.50
106
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By Fifth in the Middle
I have used these nonfiction close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.8...
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104
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By Fifth in the Middle
I have used these nonfiction close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text
Subjects:
Spring, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.8...
$8.50
158
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By Fifth in the Middle
I created these centers to use with the book If You Lived in Colonial Times by Ann McGovern to get my kids up and moving while they learn. In order to use these centers, you will need to have at least one copy of the book, but a class set is ideal.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$5.00
190
Digital Download PDF (15.49 MB)
By Fifth in the Middle
I have used these nonfiction close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text
Subjects:
Winter, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RI.5.10, W.5.1, L.5.4, L.5.6
$8.50
88
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By Fifth in the Middle
I have used these nonfiction close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text
Subjects:
Back to School, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.8...
$8.50
125
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By Fifth in the Middle
I have used these nonfiction close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text
Subjects:
Back to School, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.8...
$8.50
108
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By Fifth in the Middle
I have used these nonfiction close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.50
75
Digital Download PDF (18.93 MB)
By Fifth in the Middle
I have used these nonfiction close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text
Subjects:
Autumn, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.50
79
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By Fifth in the Middle
I created these centers to use with the book If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore to get my kids up and moving while they learn. In order to use these centers, you will need to have at least one copy of the book, but a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.4, RI.5.10, L.4.6, L.5.6
$5.00
148
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By Fifth in the Middle
I created these centers to use with the book If You Lived with the Iroquois by Ellen Levine to get my kids up and moving while they learn. In order to use these centers, you will need to have at least one copy of the book, but a class set is ideal.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Native Americans, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.4, RI.5.10, L.4.6, L.5.6
$5.00
104
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By Fifth in the Middle
I have used these nonfiction close reading texts with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text
Subjects:
Spring, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RI.5.10, W.5.1, L.5.4, L.5.6
$8.50
65
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By Fifth in the Middle
Brush up on your ELA skills with this Thanksgiving-themed ELA center activity. Would work well for guided reading centers.Turkey Talk {freebie} - Identify the point of view and practice editing skillsLatin and Greek Gravy - Practice using Latin and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, L.4.1, L.4.2, L.4.4, L.5.1, L.5.2, L.5.4
$5.00
81
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By Fifth in the Middle
I have used close reading texts with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text multiple times. The
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.10
$6.00
42
Digital Download PDF (20.72 MB)
By Fifth in the Middle
I have used these nonfiction close reading texts with my own fifth graders to promote more meaningful interactions with text. I purposefully wrote these texts to be high-interest and short so that the students would be motivated to read the text
Subjects:
Summer, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, RI.5.8...
$8.50
39
Digital Download PDF (13.82 MB)
By Fifth in the Middle
Brush up on your ELA skills with this newspaper-themed ELA center activity. Would work well for guided reading centers.Editor-in-Chief {freebie} - Students will find twenty mistakes, one in each sentence.Newspaper Scramble - Students will make
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.2, L.5.1, L.5.2
$5.00
52
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By Fifth in the Middle
Brush up on your ELA skills with this fall-themed ELA center activity. Would work well for guided reading centers.Autumn ABC - Alphabetizing fall-themed wordsSentence Shuffle {freebie} - Arrange the words into the given sentence typeSynonyms and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Autumn
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.5c, L.4.6, L.5.5c, L.5.6
$5.00
38
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By Fifth in the Middle
Brush up on your ELA skills with this end-of-year/yearbook-themed ELA center activity. Would work well for guided reading centers.Get the Story Straight - Arrange the main idea, supporting details, and concluding statement into a paragraph.Roll Call
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spring, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$5.00
40
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By Fifth in the Middle
Brush up on your ELA skills with this school-themed ELA center activity. Would work well for guided reading centers.✭ Check Papers - Students will find twenty mistakes, one in each sentence.✭ Teacher Scramble - Students will make smaller words out
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$5.00
29
Digital Download PDF (22.19 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I was a fifth grade classroom teacher from 1999-2019. During that time, I earned my masters in Educational Technology. Currently, I am the teacher librarian at a fourth and fifth grade elementary school.

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B.A. in Elementary Education - University of Iowa; M.A. in Educational Technology - University of Northern Iowa School Library Certification - University of Nebraska at Kearney

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