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Glacier & Fractions Bundle

5th Grade • Whole Day Lesson Plan
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Lesson Plan Description

This whole day bundle contains:

ELA:

This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 4 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing several ELA Informational standards based around analysis of photographs and 2 Informational texts. Your students will use close reading comprehension techniques, create a book as an analysis of the text (vocabulary, cause and effect, and key details), write a summary of the text.

  • Segment 1: students will analyze and make judgment about photographs of an unknown location.
  • Segment 2: students will produce a book which includes: cause and effect, vocabulary, and key details.
  • Segment 3: students will analyze a second text source to continue their creation of a book, which includes: cause and effect, vocabulary, key details, summary, and purpose of informational text.
  • BONUS- Segment 4: students will create a visual comparison of glaciers and ice cubes and write a Haiku poem that captures the intent of the text.

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.

Math:

This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing Numbers and Operations- Fractions: adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers unlike denominators. Students will learn key fraction vocabulary, take helpful notes for reference, complete independent practice of concepts and play a game to reinforce the concept of adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.

  • Segment 1: students will add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators using both a bar model and multiplication.
  • Segment 2: students will add and subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators using both a bar model and multiplication.
  • Segment 3: students will demonstrate their understanding of the above-mentioned concepts through playing a game requiring them to either add or subtract fractions with unlike denominators and then compare the sums or differences.

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.