Fifth in the Middle

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By Fifth in the Middle
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the third Monday of January, and this close reading activity would be a perfect way to learn all about his role in the civil rights movement. If you are looking for the online version, click {here}.I have used these
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
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By Fifth in the Middle
NOTE: This is a free preview of my {June close reading product}. This preview shows one topic in its entirety. In the full product, you get a total of four different topics with the same types of second read, third read, writing response, and paired
Subjects:
Summer, 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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213
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By Fifth in the Middle
Constitution Day is September 17, and this close reading activity would be a perfect way to learn all about the Constitution. If you're looking for an online version of this resource, click {here}.I have used these close reading texts with my own
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
211
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By Fifth in the Middle
Blood Moon 2019 (total lunar eclipse) is coming on January 20. This close reading activity would be a perfect way to learn all about different kinds of eclipses. If you are looking for an online version of this product, click {here}.I have used
Subjects:
Astronomy, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
101
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By Fifth in the Middle
In this engaging fall activity, students arrange six words to create one of four sentence types.This is a sampling of my {Fabulous Fall - ELA Centers for Upper Elementary}.Find more ELA centers {here}.Copyright © 2015 to present Fifth in the
Subjects:
Grammar, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
232
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By Fifth in the Middle
Students and technology go hand-in-hand, so teachers and parents need to educate children about being safe online. If you are looking for the online version, click {here}.I have used these close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
60
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By Fifth in the Middle
Students write a five-paragraph story about how they came to be in snow globes, what it is like in their snow globes, and what they like to do. Another option allows students to describe their escape plans.For the bulletin board display, students
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3, W.6.3
FREE
33
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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.Students will identify the point of view and practice editing skills. I have also included an ink-saver version of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.5.6, L.4.1, L.4.2, L.5.1, L.5.2
FREE
62
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By Fifth in the Middle
Encourage kindness in your classroom with these reward tags. Print them out on cardstock or regular paper, laminate them (if you wish), and cut them out! There is a little circle where you punch a hole to put them on a ball chain. The tags measure
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
67
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By Fifth in the Middle
Looking for a new classroom management strategy? Use NOISE!I cut these apart and laminate them. I attach magnets to the back and put them on the whiteboard. If students are too loud, I take off the E, then the S, and so on. If students get down to
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Other, Posters
FREE
111
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By Fifth in the Middle
These assessments add value to your monthly nonfiction close reading texts purchase! In this one file, you will find a set of 10 questions for every topic in my monthly close reading texts, no matter which month(s) you purchased. Perfect for: ★
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
FREE
13
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By Fifth in the Middle
Students find the spelling, grammatical, and punctuation errors in these 20 task cards.This is a sampling of my newspaper-themed ELA centers that can be found {here}. This stand-alone would also work for a guided reading center.You can view my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
FREE
72
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By Fifth in the Middle
My students struggle with answering text-based questions, so I created these 2-sided bookmarks to give them sentence starters at their fingertips.Simply print them 2-sided on colored cardstock, laminate (if you wish), and cut on the vertical lines.I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RI.4.1, RI.5.1, RI.6.1
FREE
14
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By Fifth in the Middle
Constitution Day is September 17, and this close reading activity would be a perfect way to learn all about the Constitution. If you're looking for a paper version of this resource, click {here}.I have used these close reading passages with my own
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
FREE
Digital Download PDF (6.82 MB)
By Fifth in the Middle
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the third Monday of January, and this close reading activity would be a perfect way to learn all about his role in the civil rights movement. If you're looking for a paper version of this resource, click {here}.I have
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
FREE
Digital Download PDF (7.44 MB)
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.Class List - Students will sort lists of 24 student names into two classes and alphabetize them by last name.This activity is part of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
FREE
18
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By Fifth in the Middle
A friendly reminder for passersby to keep it down.We (mustache) you to be quiet... We are testing!Check out my other mustache-related products {here}.Copyright © 2015 to present Fifth in the MiddleAll rights reserved by author.Permission to copy for
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Posters
FREE
30
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By Fifth in the Middle
These are reward tags for students who have lost a tooth. It contains one page of 30 reward tags (6 each of 5 different background colors) in rectangular and rounded corner options. Print them out on cardstock or regular paper, laminate them (if you
Subjects:
Specialty, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
10
Digital Download PDF (2.39 MB)
By Fifth in the Middle
NOTE: This is a free preview of my {June close reading product}. This preview shows one topic in its entirety. In the full product, you get a total of four different topics with the same types of second read, third read, writing response, and paired
Subjects:
Summer, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
FREE
Digital Download PDF (3.86 MB)
By Fifth in the Middle
This close reading activity would be a perfect way to learn all about different kinds of eclipses. If you're looking for a paper version of this resource, click {here}.I have used these close reading passages with my own fifth graders to promote
Subjects:
Astronomy, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
FREE
Digital Download PDF (9.15 MB)
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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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