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This is a 1-hour, fully scripted Fifth Grade Math lesson plan addressing Numbers and Operations-Fractions: Solving Addition and Subtraction Word Problems with Basic Fractions (5.NF.2). This lesson includes: key fraction vocabulary, helpful student notes for reference, and guided and independent practice of adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. Students will solve addition and subtraction word problems with fractions, including cases with unlike denominators, use visual fraction models and equations to represent word problems, and use benchmark fractions and number sense to estimate mentally and assess reasonableness of answers.

**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: “Solving Word Problems with Mixed Numbers: Adding/Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators.”

This is a 1-hour, fully scripted Fifth Grade ELA lesson plan using a printable Informational Life Science text, “Food Chains & Food Webs” by Jennifer Kaul. This lesson includes: close reading comprehension techniques, synthesize the text, identify key details, and determine the meaning of unknown vocabulary (RI.5.1-5.4). Students will take literal interpretation of informational text to evaluation and synthesizing.

This 1-hour lesson addresses Fifth Grade Life Science NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems The food of almost any kind of animal can be traced back to plants. Organisms are related in food webs in which some animals eat plants for food and other animals eat the animals that eat plants. Some organisms, such as fungi and bacteria, break down dead organisms (both plants or plants parts and animals) and therefore operate as”decomposers.” Decomposition eventually restores (recycles) some materials back to the soil. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their particular needs are met. A healthy ecosystem is one in which multiple species of different types are each able to meet their needs in a relatively stable web of life. Newly introduced species can damage the balance of an ecosystem. (5-LS2-1)

**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: Informational Life Science: “Food Chains & Food Webs.”

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