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.5.1:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

W.5.1a:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer's purpose.

W.5.1b:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

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.