5th Grade Lesson Plans

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Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models
Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models
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Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models
Teach your students to use tape diagrams to solve equations involving whole numbers and fractions.
5th grade
Math
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Mindfulness: A Home Inside
Mindfulness: A Home Inside
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Mindfulness: A Home Inside
We all have our own home of feelings inside, like a shell that we can tuck into when needed. This we learn from turtles, and now your students can too. This lesson helps students access that place inside full of feelings, emotions, and thoughts.
5th grade
Social emotional
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Use this lesson to show your students that dreams can become reality with dedication and determination. This lesson will teach them about a man who made his dream come true by standing firm in front of the most challenging obstacles.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Breathe In, Breathe Out: The Respiratory System
Breathe In, Breathe Out: The Respiratory System
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Breathe In, Breathe Out: The Respiratory System
Show your students the parts that work together to make a person breath! Have them compare the lungs of a healthy person, the lungs of a smoker, the lungs of a city resident, and the lungs of a miner.
5th grade
Science
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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness: The Present Moment
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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness 101! Students focus on the present moment using their senses to observe what is happening right now. They are introduced to the idea that mindfulness is about paying attention to the present.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Closely
Reading Closely
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Reading Closely
Young readers will love this story-filled reading comprehension lesson. It's packed with engaging exercises designed to help students become better at looking for details and annotating passages of text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Simple Summaries
Simple Summaries
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Simple Summaries
Keep it simple! Teach your students to write a summary using the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then frame for analyzing a story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
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Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Getting ready to subtract fractions? This lesson reviews how to subtract like denominators and teaches students how to subtract unlike denominators. The focus is on understanding the process and reasoning behind each step.
5th grade
Math
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PEMDAS: Order Up!
PEMDAS: Order Up!
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PEMDAS: Order Up!
Teach students that order matters with this lesson about PEMDAS. Students will practice both in a group and individually to ensure their understanding.
5th grade
Math
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Parts of Speech that Describe
Parts of Speech that Describe
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Parts of Speech that Describe
Support your EL students in understanding and identifying parts of speech such as adverbs and adjectives in a text. This lesson plan can also support the lesson Varsity Parts of Speech Review.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Tape Diagrams
Comparing Tape Diagrams
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Comparing Tape Diagrams
Compare two different ways to use tape diagrams! This lesson discusses fractions and multiplication within tape diagrams. Use this lesson as support for the lesson Illustrating Fractions and Whole Number Products with Tape Models.
5th grade
Math
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Fact & Opinion Statements with Adjectives
Fact & Opinion Statements with Adjectives
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Fact & Opinion Statements with Adjectives
In this lesson, your ELs will learn how to differentiate statements of fact and opinion in a nonfiction text using adjectives as a foundation for their understanding. This is a support lesson for Research: Where to Find the Answers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Star Unit
Star Unit
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Star Unit
Star light, star bright! Teach students all about constellations and earth movement with this engaging science lesson plan. Broken out over several days, this unit encourages students to research and report on a constellation.
5th grade
Science
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What is Volume?
What is Volume?
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What is Volume?
In this lesson, students will recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and learn to calculate volume by counting cubes. This is a great introduction to the formula V = L x W x H.
5th grade
Math
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What's Up, Prepositions?
What's Up, Prepositions?
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What's Up, Prepositions?
What's up with prepositions, anyway? Help your fifth graders get a leg up in grammar. In this preposition lesson plan, students will identify prepositions and use them to write complete sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Mindfulness: Mindful Listening
Mindfulness: Mindful Listening
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Mindfulness: Mindful Listening
Owls hear so well that they can hunt in the dark. Have your students try on their owl ears! In this lesson, students open up their ears to all the sounds around them, close and far away, and go on a sound hunt.
5th grade
Social emotional
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All About the Informative Essay
All About the Informative Essay
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All About the Informative Essay
Informative essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organize ideas for their own essay.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fractions and Word Problems
Fractions and Word Problems
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Fractions and Word Problems
Fractions are in everyday life! This lesson reviews how to solve word problems involving fractions using tape diagrams. The problems include addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions.
5th grade
Math
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Linking Line Plots and Fractions
Linking Line Plots and Fractions
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Linking Line Plots and Fractions
Can your students link line plots with fractions? In this interactive, hands-on math lesson, students will learn how to use a line plot to add fractions and solve corresponding word problems.
5th grade
Math
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Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
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Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Who would have thought possessive apostrophes could be this fun or easy? With one simple rule and some fun sentences, students will become masters at indicating possession.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Help your students determine the meaning of new and unfamiliar words using roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The skills learned in this lesson will strengthen your students’ vocabulary skills and will support decoding and spelling.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
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Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
When students read nonfiction texts, they will need to make inferences using text features and quotes as evidence. Support your students using short texts as practice before diving into more complex materials like textbooks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Writing: Conclusions
Informational Writing: Conclusions
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Informational Writing: Conclusions
In this lesson, students will learn how to write a conclusion for informational text using pre-written texts for practice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Learn About The Brain
Learn About The Brain
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Learn About The Brain
Use this lesson to teach your students how the different parts of a brain are responsible for any act they do. This lesson will teach your students how a 3.5 pound organ controls a grown human being!
5th grade
Science
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All About Matter: Chemical vs. Physical Changes
All About Matter: Chemical vs. Physical Changes
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All About Matter: Chemical vs. Physical Changes
Show your class how combining two objects can create a new object in this hands-on science lesson. Students will learn why breaking apart an object doesn't change its mass.
5th grade
Science
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5th Grade Lesson Plans

Helping kids stay focused throughout a long school day can be difficult for some. Education.com's comprehensive, teacher-approved lesson plans from math to reading & writing to social studies feature a diverse number of engaging exercises that keep students motivated. Our library of fifth grade lesson plans is bound to make your students prepared for middle school and beyond!