5th Grade Lesson Plans

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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

Child of the Flower-Song People by Gloria Amescua

Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton

A Stone For Sascha by Aaron Becker

Return by Aaron Becker

Quest by Aaron Becker

The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker

Emily by Michael Bedard

Max Goes To Jupiter by Jeffrey Bennett

Max Goes To Mars by Jeffrey Bennett

Max Goes To The Moon by Jeffrey Bennett

Max Goes To The Space Station by Jeffrey Bennett

Manfish a Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne

Togo by Robert J. Blake

The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett

Blue by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

Without Separation by Larry Dane Brimner

Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown

Voices In The Park by Anthony Browne

Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code by Joseph Bruchac

Above the Rim by Jen Bryant

The Right Word by Jen Bryant

Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting

All Because You Matter by Tami Charles

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Game Changers The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Overground Railroad by Lesa Cline-Ransome

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

Survivor Tree by Marcie Colleen

The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper

Islandborn by Junot Diaz

Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo

Energy Island by Allan Drummond

Green City by Allan Drummond

Pedal Power by Allan Drummond

Nadia’s Hands by Karen English

Mexique by Maria Jose Ferrada

Locomotive by Brian Floca

Moonshot by Brian Floca

Stolen Words by Melanie Florence

She Made a Monster by Lynn Fulton

Saved By The Boats by Julie Gassman

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni

Twenty-One Steps by Jeff Gottesfeld

Born on the Water: The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914

That Book Woman by Heather Henson

Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood

Santa in the City by Tiffany D. Jackson

Choosing Brave by Angela Joy

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

Saving American Beach by Heidi Tyline King

The Raft by Jim LaMarche

For the Right to Learn by Rebecca Langston-George

The Cat Man of Aleppo by Irene Latham

The People’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought For Justice With Art by Cynthia Levinson

I Dissent by Debbie Levy

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

Selena: Queen of Tejano Music by Silvia Lopez

The Book Rescuer by Sue Macy

Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna

Balderdash by Michelle Markel

Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon

Ol’ Clip-Clop by Patricia C. McKissack

The Next President by Kate Messner

Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

Passage to Freedom by Ken Mochizuki

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and Matt Tavares

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz-Ryan

Hello, I’m Johnny Cash by G. Neri

Gittel’s Journey by Leslea Newman

Thirty Minutes Over Oregon by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Seven and a Half Tons of Steel by Janet Nolan

Marti’s Song For Freedom by Emma Otheguy

I Am Farmer by Miranda and Baptiste Paul

A Different Pond by Bao Phi

Paradise Sands by Levi Pinfold

An Orange For Frankie by Patricia Polacco

Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey

America’s White Table by Margot Theis Raven

Rags: Hero Dog of WWI by Margot Theis Raven

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Storm Run by Libby Riddles

You Are a Star Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Dean Robbins

Pies From Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Dee Romito

Leave It To Abigail! by Barb Rosenstock

The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock

This Very Tree by Sean Rubin

Marching With Aunt Susan by Claire Rudolph Murphy

Mario and the Hole in the Sky by Elizabeth Rusch

An Angel For Solomon Singer by Cynthia Rylant

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

So Tall Within by Gary D. Schmidt

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

The Wall by Peter Sis

Endlessly Ever After by Laurel Snyder

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross Cherokee Aerospace Engineer by Traci Sorell

We Are Still Here! by Traci Sorell

Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

Elizabeth Leads the Way by Tanya Lee Stone

That’s Not Fair / No es justo by Carmen Tafolla

Emmanuel’s Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson

Guitar Genius by Kim Tomsic

Danza by Duncan Tonatiuh

Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh

Undocumented by Duncan Tonatiuh

Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark

Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life by Laurie Wallmark

The Poppy Lady by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh

Watercress by Andrea Wang

Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford

Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford

Moses by Carole Boston Weatherford

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul by Carole Boston Weatherford

Unspeakable by Carole Boston Weatherford

Because by Mo Willems

Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams

Brothers In Hope by Mary Williams

Follow The Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter

Malala a Brave Girl From Pakistan / Iqbal a Brave Boy From Pakistan by Jeanette Winter

Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter

The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter

Lillian’s Right To Vote by Jonah Winter

Sonia Sotomayor A Judge Grows In The Bronx by Jonah Winter

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson

All the Way to America by Dan Yaccarino

Snow Angel Sand Angel by Lois-Ann Yamanaka and Ashley Lukashevsky

Encounter by Jane Yolen and David Shannon

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

Miscellaneous Activities

Editable Dictado / Dictation Planner Templates – Bilingual English & Spanish

Spanish Weekly Dictado Lesson Plans Unit 1

Spanish Weekly Dictado Lesson Plans Unit 2

Spanish Weekly Dictado Lesson Plans Unit 3

Editable Field Trip Permission Slip Bilingual and Generic

Dr. Seuss Oh The Places You’ll Go Bilingual Writing Activity

Dr. Seuss Opinion Writing Bilingual English and Spanish 20+ Books!

Dr. Seuss Sneetches Writing Activity Bilingual English and Spanish

Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat Bilingual Writing Activities

Dr. Seuss There’s a Wocket In My Pocket Bilingual Rhyming Activity

Bilingual Reading Stamina Charts

Book Recommendation Forms BILINGUAL English and Spanish

Rubrics

Kindergarten Common Core Reading Standards Rubrics

1st Grade Common Core Reading Standards Rubrics

2nd Grade Common Core Reading Standards Rubrics

3rd Grade Common Core Reading Standards Rubrics

4th Grade Common Core Reading Standards Rubrics

5th Grade Common Core Reading Standards Rubrics

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