Fifth Grade Reading Curriculum

1st Six

Weeks

2nd Six Weeks

3rd Six Weeks

4th Six Weeks

5th Six Weeks

6th Six Weeks

*  The Red

Kayak

Vocabulary

Character/

Plot

Monitor/

Clarify

Homograph

*Thunder Rose

Vocabulary

Cause/

Effect

Summary

Homophone

*Island of

The Blue

Dolphins

Vocabulary

Theme/

Setting

Inferring

Unknown

Words

*Satchel

Paige

Vocabulary

Fact/

Opinion

Antonyms

*Ten Mile

Day

Vocabulary

Cause/

Effect

Text Structure

Muli-

meaning Words

*At the Beach

Vocabulary

Compare/

Contrast

Unfamiliar

Words

*Hold the Flag

High

Vocabulary

Sequence

Inferring

Unknown Words

*Ch’l-in Purse

Vocabulary

Compare/

Contrast

Story Structure

Roots Words

*A Summer’s

Trade

Vocabulary

Author’s

Purpose

Unfamiliar

Words

*Midnight Ride

Paul Revere

Vocabulary

Author’s

Purpose

Unfamiliar

Words

*Biography

Unit

Wilma Rudolph

*Folklore

Unit

Mufaro’s

Daughters

Folktales

Fairy Tales

Compare/

Contrast

Author’s

Purpose

Narrative

Elements

Cause/

Effect

*Leonardo’s

Horse

Vocabulary

Main Idea

Latin Roots

*Dinosaur

Hawkins

Vocabulary

Fact/

Opinion

Predict/Set

Homonyms

*Special

Effects

Vocabulary

Graphic

Sources

Prefixes

*Novel

Bridge

To

Terabithia

Main Idea

Context Clue

Character

Analysis

Metaphor/

Simile

Figurative

Laguage

Compare/

Contrast

*Weslandia

Vocabulary

Drawing

Conclusions

Endings

ed/ing

*Tripping

Over Lunch

Lady

Vocabulary

Generalize

Predict/

Set

Purpose

Unfamiliar

Words

*Exploding

Ants

Vocabulary

Graphic

Sources

Important

Ideas

Synonyms

*Stormi

Giovanni

Vocabulary

Generalize

Story

Structure

Unfamiliar

Words

*Gymnast

Vocabulary

Draw

Conclusions

Suffixes

ion,ish

*Novel

No Talking

Main Idea

Context

Clues

Prefixes

Suffixes

Character

Analysis

Metaphor/

Simile

Figurative

Laguage

Compare/

Contrast

*Titantic

Vocabulary

Graphic

Sources

Inferring

Unknown

Words

*Hindenburg

Vocabulary

Fact/

Opinion