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.5.2:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

W.5.2b:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the 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.