Common Core Alignment:.

RI.5.10:

Reading Informational

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

W.5.7:

Writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

L.5.4:

Language

Vocabulary acquisition and Use

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.