th
5
Grade
Unit 1
Schedule
• Mondays: Reading log form due in homeroom.
• Thursdays: Spelling Test, Vocabulary quiz/dictionary usage
quiz, alphabetical order quiz, grammar quiz, give out new
spelling words, spelling words in alphabetical order due
Friday.
• Fridays: spelling words due, essay due.
Grammar
•Titles of books, chapters, and songs
•Prepositions
•Interjections
•Conjunctions
Grammar: punctuation
• Complete Reading Street pages .
• Complete Crosswalk Coach pages 190-193.
• Complete Buckle Down pages 230-231.
Grammar: conjunctions,
prepositions, and interjections
• Show School House Rock video.
• Complete Reading Street pages .
• Complete Crosswalk Coach pages 194-199.
• Complete Buckle Down pages 209-210.
• Divide class into groups. Students will make posters of conjunctions, prepositions, and
interjections.
• Use Grammar Revolution website.
• Have students write a sentence with each of preposition.
• Then students will write a sentence using as many prepositions as possible.
• Students will utilize prepositions in their writing as much as possible.
“Rise up
you Dreamers
and Troubadors
of the endless Journey.
Your dream begins.”
St. Francis of Assisi
Essential question of the year:
How do people and ideas
change over time?
Unit One: Essential question
What kinds of challenges
do people face and how
do they meet the
challenges?
Challenge
In your reading notebook,
brainstorm and write down as
many words that come to your
mind when you think of the word
“challenge.”
Challenge
Look up the word “challenge” in
the dictionary. Write down the
definition in your own words.
The Van Gogh Cafe
By Cynthia Rylant
Questions to ponder
while reading:
• How is the text organized?
• From which point of view is the story told?
• What is the theme?
• Which types of figurative language are being used?
• What are the character traits of the main characters?
From which point of view
is the story told?
What are some character traits
of the main characters?
Which types of figurative
language are being used?
How is the text organized?
What is the theme?
The Van Gogh Cafe
•What is a cafe?
•Who was van Gogh?
Vincent van Gogh
Van Gogh’s Paintings
• Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
• Fourteen Sunflowers in a Vase
• Wheat Fields with Reaper at Sunrise
• Lane in the Public Garden at Arles
• The Starry Night
• Orchard in Blossom with View of Arles
•What do you notice about the
cover?
•How does the cover set the tone
of the book?
Chapter 1: The Cafe
•Do we use quotation marks for
titles of chapters?
•Who is the main character?
•Can the setting be more
important than the main
character?
Quotation marks around
titles of songs:
“You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To”
Anita O’Day: YouTube
Review: Figurative Language
What are two commonly used forms of
figurative language?
Chapter 2: The Possum
Literature Based Writing:
•Describe Clara. Make a list of her
character traits.
Characterization of Clara
picturesque
•Using the context clues in the
sentence, come up with a definition
of “picturesque.”
•Write your definition in your
notebook.
hydrangeas
What is the magic of the cafe?
Theme:
-main message or lesson
What is one theme of this
novel?
What is the message?
(theme)
Point of View
• Read pages 38-39 in Crosswalk Coach. (You
could underline or italicize titles of books.)
• Take notes about the differences of POV.
• Answer the questions on pages 40 and 41 in
your notebook.
Point of View
•First-person point of view:
Point of View
• Third-person point of view
•Third-person omniscient point of view
Point of View
• Second-person point of view
Point of View
•Who is the narrator?
•This novel is written from
which point of view?
•How do you know?
Chapter 3: Lightening Strikes
Literature Based Writing:
Continue to add character
traits of Clara.
Lemon Meringue Pie
Yellow and full
So still and blue
did you know
waiting
it would be spring
waiting
it is a long silver night
Rain
finds a sweetheart
Blackberries love
in the music
a moon-faced man
so sleepy
Chapter 3: Lightening Strikes
Literature Based Writing:
•Write some short poems of your
own.
•One poem may be about any topic.
•The second poem must relate to the
novel.
Summary:
•a short retelling of a text
in the reader’s own
words.
Chapter 4: Magic Muffins
Literature Based Writing:
As a class, write a summary
of this chapter.
Chapter 4: Magic Muffins
•“But young girls need secrets now and
then.”
•Are secrets good or bad?
•“Secrets are like pieces of silver.”
•I wonder what the deeper secret is!!!
Chapter 5: The Star
luminous
•Using the context clues in the
sentence, come up with a definition
of “luminous.”
•Write your definition in your
notebook.
Chapter 5: The Star
•Page 33: Who do you think
he is?
•What do you think has
drawn the star to the Van
Gogh Cafe?
Chapter 5: The Star
•How long has he been
waiting?
•How is the passage of time
described?
•What is he waiting for?
Chapter 5: The Star
•Literature Based Writing:
Think/pair/share: discuss with
your partner why you think the
star come to the cafe.
•Write your ideas in your
notebook in paragraph form.
Chapter 6: The Wayward Gull
Page 42: What do you think
is happening?
Chapter 6: The Wayward Gull
This is the first chapter that
ends in a period.
I wonder why.
Chapter 7: The Writer
“YES”
• T-shirt that say yes
“YES”
•Think/pair/share: Brainstorm all of the
things that Marc says yes to.
•To what do you say yes?
Chapter 7: The Writer
•Page 52: “Now and then he pats
something affectionately. The
phonograph, the hen, the pie carousel,
his daughter.”
•Why does the author have Marc do this?
•What do these actions say about Marc?
Chapter 7: The Writer
•Page 52: “The writer understands now
the song playing on the old
phonograph.”
•Why?
phonograph
Song:
“You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To”
The Van Gogh Cafe
Literature Based Writing:
•Make a list of at least ten words that
you could use to describe the book
The Van Gogh Cafe.
•Make a list of at least ten words that
you could use to describe the café.
The Van Gogh Cafe
Literature Based Writing:
What is the theme of the book?
How has this booked changed
your outlook on life?
Vincent van Gogh
• Vincent van Gogh has said, “It is the painting that makes
me so happy these days.”
• Vincent van Gogh has said, “Painting as it is now promises
to become more subtle- more like music and less like
sculpture- and above all it promises color. If only it keeps
this promise.”
• Vincent van Gogh has said, “There is a sun, a light that for
want of another word I can only call yellow, pale golden
citron. How lovely yellow is!”
Vincent van Gogh
• Vincent van Gogh has said, “I am always in hope of making
a discovery by a wedding of two complementary colors,
their mingling and opposition, the mysterious vibration of
kindred spirits.”
• Vincent van Gogh has said, “I often think the night is more
alive and more richly colored than the day.”
• Vincent van Gogh has said, “As long as autumn lasts, shall
not have hands, canvas and colors enough to paint the
beautiful things I see.”
Vincent van Gogh
•Vincent van Gogh has said, “It is the
painting that makes me so happy
these days.”
Vincent van Gogh
•Vincent van Gogh has said, “There is
a sun, a light that for want of another
word I can only call yellow, pale
golden citron. How lovely yellow is!”
Vincent van Gogh
•Vincent van Gogh has said, “Painting
as it is now promises to become more
subtle- more like music and less like
sculpture- and above all it promises
color. If only it keeps this promise.”
Vincent van Gogh
•Vincent van Gogh has said, “As long
as autumn lasts, shall not have
hands, canvas and colors enough to
paint the beautiful things I see.”
Vincent van Gogh
•Vincent van Gogh has said, “I am
always in hope of making a discovery
by a wedding of two complementary
colors, their mingling and opposition,
the mysterious vibration of kindred
spirits.”
Vincent van Gogh
•Vincent van Gogh has said, “I often
think the night is more alive and
more richly colored than the day.”
Van Gogh’s quotes:
•What are some other ways we
could vary the sentence
structure of his quotations?
Biography: Vincent Van Gogh
•Write a one page biography about
Vincent Van Gogh.
Vincent Van Gogh
•Van Gogh app
•Vincent’s Colors
•Van Gogh’s World of Color
“Thunder Rose”
by
• Cause/effect
• Figurative language
• Responding to challenges
“Thunder Rose”
by
Vocabulary:
genre
tall tale
cause, causing
effect, effecting, affect
resource
resourceful
construct, constructed, construction
devastate, devastation
“The Real Thunder and
Lightening”
• Page 42
• Cause/effect
• Quote accurately from the text
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