Fifth Grade trip to the Marine Park Salt Marsh Ecosystem





Anchor Text:       
Theme: Depending on Each Other

Students in the fifth grade had the opportunity to visit the Marine Park Salt Marsh Ecosystem at the end of Unit I module A, they made comparisons between this ecosystem and those discussed in Night Of The Spadefoot Toads, the anchor text for Unit I module A. At the end of  October and throughout November, students will continue to dig deep into the theme of interdependence in Unit I module B. The anchor text will be Rachel Carson, Pioneer of Ecology. Students will do so by trying to understand the relationships and interactions between individuals, concepts, or events based on specific text information. Students will be assigned nightly reading for one hour to improve their reading.

Vocabulary: Tinkered, scholarship, submission, fossil, biology, destiny, grimmest, plunged, dignified, current, vast, appointed, ecology, environments, furious, decomposers, organism, producers, relationship, predators, prey, scavenger, dense, practical, native, sustainable, distinctive, exclusive, ornate, thrived, perseverance, substantial, renovate, protests, relentless, conservation.

Common Core state Standards:

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.