Grade 5Language Arts

Focus: In this unit, students learn about the Reformation, a movement involving religious and political upheaval that shifted the power in Europe from the Catholic Church to the state and led to the creation of Protestantism. Gutenberg’s invention of an efficient printing press helped fuel the Reformation movement and allowed Martin Luther’s and others’ ideas to spread quickly. Great advances in science were also made during this time, some of which challenged religious doctrine and contributed to the undermining of the power of the Catholic Church. Students review the writing process, and engage in an extended writing project. This unit also provides explicit instruction in reading, writing, morphology, grammar, and spelling.

Number of Lessons: 10

Lesson Time: 90 minutes each. Each lesson may be divided into shorter segments.

Additional Search Terms: printed word • interjections • prefixes • letter writing • subject-linking verb agreement • prepositions • prepositional phrases • slide presentation preparation • correlative conjunctions • suffixes • diary entry • draft • revision

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