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5th Grade English Language Arts: Semester Course

Ms. Michelle
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This comprehensive course will focus on enhancing students' 5th grade reading, writing, and vocabulary skills, aligned with Common Core Standards.

Class Experience

US Grade 5
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
26 lessons//13 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Character Analysis and Point of View
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events by reading a story and analyzing characters and their perspectives
Lesson 2
Responding to Literature
Students will complete a literature response analysis on one of the characters from the weekly story
 Week 2
Lesson 3
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details by reading a nonfiction text
Lesson 4
Nonfiction Summary
Students will learn what to include in a nonfiction summary by looking at an exemplar text. Students will write a nonfiction summary
 Week 3
Lesson 5
Plot Structure and Sequence
Students will analyze the plot structure of a fiction text by using a plot map. Students will understand how these elements work together to create the story
Lesson 6
Narrative Writing
Students will plan a narrative writing using a plot map
 Week 4
Lesson 7
Comparing and Contrasting Texts
Students will read two texts and comparing their approaches using a graphic organizer
Lesson 8
Compare and Contrast Writing
Students will compose a compare and contrast writing using a venn diagram for planning purposes
 Week 5
Lesson 9
Text Features and Text Structures
Students will practice identifying and analyzing text features in informational texts
Lesson 10
Expository Writing
Students will compose an expository writing using text features
 Week 6
Lesson 11
Analyzing Themes
Students will read poetry and analyze the themes
Lesson 12
Writing Response
Students will write a response on one of the poems. Students will learn to cite evidence from the poem in their response
 Week 7
Lesson 13
Figurative Language
Students will learn about different types of figurative language. Students will practice identifying figurative language in context
Lesson 14
Figurative Language
Students will read poems that contain figurative language and discuss how that figurative language contributes to the text
 Week 8
Lesson 15
Reading and Analyzing Informational Texts
Students will practice reading comprehension as they analyze a nonfiction text
Lesson 16
Informational Writing
Students will complete an informational writing based on the reading from the week
 Week 9
Lesson 17
Opinion Writing Analysis
Students will read an opinion essays and learn about how to support a claim. Students will select a topic and plan for their essay
Lesson 18
Opinion Writing
Students will write an opinion essay
 Week 10
Lesson 19
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Students will practice making inferences in fiction and nonfiction texts.
Lesson 20
Writing Response (Inference Focus)
Students will complete a writing response based on the reading from the previous class as they discuss inferences and evidence to support those inferences
 Week 11
Lesson 21
Cause and Effect
Students will analyze texts to identify cause and effect relationships
Lesson 22
Cause and Effect Writing
Students will compose a cause and effect writing, using vocabulary to indicate that cause and effect relationship.
 Week 12
Lesson 23
Author's Purpose
Students will identify author's purpose in various short texts
Lesson 24
Persuasive Letter
Students will compose a persuasive letter using a graphic organizer and sentence starters as support
 Week 13
Lesson 25
Narrative Writing - Topic Selection and Planning
Students will understand how to compose a narrative, choose a topic, and begin to plan their writing
Lesson 26
Narrative Writing - Essay Composition
Students will complete their planning and draft their narrative essay
  • - Develop strong reading comprehension skills by exploring a variety of texts, including fiction, poetry, and informational materials.
  • - Enhance their writing abilities by crafting narratives, informative essays, opinion pieces, and research projects.
  • -Expand their vocabulary and use context clues to understand new words, improving their overall language proficiency.
  • -Engage in collaborative discussions and presentations, building confidence in their speaking and listening skills.
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: Students will have optional homework to complete their writing assignments
Certificate of Completion
Frequency: available upon request
- composition notebook with lined paper
- pencil
- eraser
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Joined July, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Mississippi Teaching Certificate in English/Language Arts
Master's Degree in Education from Belhaven University
Bachelor's Degree in Education from American Military University
Hello! Thank you so much for showing interest in my classes. My name is Ms. Michelle and I am excited to meet you!

I am a certified teacher for English grades 4-12. I graduated from the University of Victoria, American Military University, and... 
Group Class


weekly or $360 for 26 classes
2x per week, 13 weeks
45 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 9-11
4-8 learners per class

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