Reading Informational Text: Lessons For Common Core Mastery, Grade 5

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Provide your fifth grade students with rigorous reading comprehension practice! Close reading, academic vocabulary, comprehension, and writing activities support Common Core learning paths. The informational texts cover grade-level content-area topics and a range of nonfiction text structures, such as compare and contrast, main idea and details, and cause and effect.

Each of the 10 units presents a grade-appropriate nonfiction article and supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including the following:
dictionary page with content and academic vocabulary
close reading activity
reading comprehension activity
vocabulary activity
text structure activity

The unit culminates in a text-based writing assignment that can be used as an informal assessment.

Additional teacher support includes:
Common Core State Standards correlations provided for every unit for easy reference
Downloadable home-school connection activities and projects to extend learning at home
A guided reading level to help identify appropriate texts for students