This wiki page supports the 5th grade Common Core State Standards Unit One. This four-week unit allows students to experiment with language and words. The essential questions is "Why (and how) do we play with language?

Unit One Map


Similies
http://www.rhlschool.com/eng3n25.htm
http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/figures-similes-list.htm
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112392/simile.html
http://www.poetryteachers.com/poetclass/lessons/teachsimiles.html

Metaphors
http://grammar.about.com/od/mo/g/metaphorterm.htm
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112392/metaphor.html
http://www.saidwhat.co.uk/spoon/metaphors.php

Alliteration
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/about-alliteration-responding-literature-825.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112392/alliteration.html
http://www.dowlingcentral.com/MrsD/area/literature/Terms/alliteration.html
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/alliteration-around-849.html

Onomatopoeia
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/onomatopoeia-figurative-language-minilesson-909.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112392/omomatopoea.html
http://www.examples-of-onomatopoeia.com/examples/onomatopoeia.php?a=1
http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/onomatopoeia-word-list/

Spoonerisms
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/spoonerisms.htm

Guide to Literary Terms
http://www.enotes.com/literary-terms/aphorism

Writing Poetry Like Pros
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/writing-poetry-pros#sect-introduction

Funny Poetry
http://www.poetry4kids.com/
http://gigglepoetry.com/

The Echoing Green
http://www.portablepoetry.com/poems/william_blake/the_echoing_green.html

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf
http://ace.home.xs4all.nl/Literaria/Txt-Dahl.html

Eletelephony
http://www.storyit.com/Classics/JustPoems/eletelephony.htm

My Shadow
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171951

Elizabeth Blackwell
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/elizabeth-blackwell-became-first-20402.html

Biographies for Children
http://www.pitara.com/magazine/people.asp

Famous Scientists
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/scientists.html

Similie and Metaphor Powerpoint
http://languagearts.pppst.com/similes.html
http://www.brainpop.com/
http://www.educationalrap.com/song/figurative-language.html

Teaching English Using Cartoons
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/language-assistant/teaching-tips/using-cartoons-comic-strips
http://t4.jordan.k12.ut.us/cbl/images/Fifth/c2%20calvin%20and%20hobbes%20lesson.pdf

Biopoems
http://cuip.uchicago.edu/~adarice/cwsite/poems/poembio.htm

Word Origins
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0907017.html

Spelling Patterns
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/spelling-patterns-fish-card-1046.html

Unit One Reading Response Journal


Idiom Examples


Text Structure Powerpoint


Literacy Devices


UNIT LAYOUT




Non Fiction Text Features


Character Traits



WE ARE THE SHIP RESEARCH

Mentor Texts:
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IMPORTANT VS. INTERESTING INFORMATION

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Poetry Response Outline
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Poetry Response (Journal)

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Beginning of the year set up:

CCSS Portfolio set ups

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Literacy Boxes- Each student gets a literacy box at the beginning of the year- Inside the box, they put their reading response journal, literacy circle book, and independept reading book. When we are doing literacy, the students bring the box to their desk
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Common Core Unit One Anchor Books

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