Title: Weight vs. Capacity
This lesson will introduce students to measuring weight, mass, volume, and capacity using metric and cutomary units.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (5) 19: Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8).
Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. [5-MD2]
Title: Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure
This lesson uses comic strip frames to define plot and reinforce the structure that underlies a narrative. Students finish by writing their own original narratives.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 40: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. [L.5.3]
Title: Developing Inferential Comprehension Through DL-TA and Discussion Webs
Students will love unwrapping this lesson about before, during, and after reading activities based on Margaree King Mitchell's book, Grandaddy's Gift.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 37: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See Grade 5 Language standards 38 and 40 for specific expectations.) [SL.5.6]
Title: Using Children's Literature to Develop Classroom Community
Conversation and cooperation bring out the best in students when they hold dialogues about their individual strengths, abilities, and talents.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 36: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. [SL.5.5]
Title: Digital Storytelling
Tellagami Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (3) 36: Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See Grade 3 Language standards 37 and 39 for specific expectations.) [SL.3.6]Digital Tool Description: Tellagami is a distal storytelling app that allows students to combine photos, music, and voice.
Title: Find favorite book picks in the Children's Choices.
Students create lists of their favorite books and then the class creates a '' Top Picks'' class booklist. Students can use the Book Cover Creator to create a book jacket for their favorite book.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 26: Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. [W.8.7]