Common Core Alignment:.

L.5.4c:

Language

Vocabulary acquisition and Use

Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

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.

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.

W.5.9:

Writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.