Art with Ms. Deas


Informative essays about the plants and animals of the Rainforest.





Anchor Text: Escape to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Adventures of Callie and William

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Theme: Acts of Courage

In Unit II module B, students will be reading anchor text: Escape to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Adventures of Callie and William

Students are reading closely to determine the main ideas and find supporting details, analyzing text features to determine how they deepen the readers understanding of the text, and making inferences based on details in the text. Discussions and activities are based on text reference using accountable talking prompts such as : “I would like to add…, ” “What I heard you say…,” “I agree with what  you said…,” “I disagree with what  you said…,”

Vocabulary: informal, network, invested, advertise, fugitives, merchants, opposed, ancestors, traditions, prosperous, suspicious, sympathized, indicated, conceal, settlement

Common core Shifts:

Shift 1-Balancing Informational and Literary Texts-Students read a true balance of informational and literary texts

Shift 2-Knowledge of Discipline- Students build knowledge about the world (domains/ content areas) through TEXT rather than the teacher or activities

Shift 3- Staircase of Complexity-Students read the central, grade appropriate text around which instruction is centered. Teachers are patient, create more time and space and support in the curriculum for close reading.

Shift 4-Text Based Answers-Students engage in rich and rigorous evidence based conversations about text.

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.