Last updated: 11/18/2014

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TCSD Pacing Guide February -June 5th Grade


(Fundations, Spelling)

Literacy Learning


Module 2 Unit 3

Reading and Writing Like a Scientist

Observing Nature, Conducting Research, and Writing a Field Journal

15 sessions (3 weeks)

Module 3B - Unit 1

Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions

Balancing Competing Needs in Canada

The Inuit Thought of It:  Amazing Arctic Innovations

9 lessons (2 weeks)

Module 3B- Unit 2

How Canada's Resources are Used to Meet People's Needs and Wants

10 Lessons (2 weeks)


New York State Assessments

Module 3B- Unit 3

Case Study:  The Mary River Project on Baffin Island

12 Lessons (2.5 weeks)

Continue Module 3B

Begin Module 4-Unit 1

Building Backgroud Knowledge:  The Science Behind Natural Disasters

8 Lessons (2 weeks)

Module 4 - Unit 3

Research on 2010 Earthquake in Haiti, Learning about the Red Cross, and Writing an Opinion Speech

16 Lessons (4 weeks)

End of Year Writing Benchmark Assessment


Research-based Narrative:  Rainforest Field Journal Page

(RI. 5.7, 5.9, W. 5.2, 5.3, 5.7, 5.9)

Feature Article (W. 5.2 A-D)

Write Informative/Explanatory Texts

Include headings, illustrations, and multimedia

Opinion Essay:  The Effects of Mining on the Live's of Canada's Inuit People

(RI. 5.6 and W. 5.1)

Opionion Writing and Speaking:  Preparing for and Responding to Natural Disasters

(RI. 5.7. 5.9, W. 5.1, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9)

Informative Writing:  What Makes a Hurricane a Natural Disaster?  (W. 5.2, 5.9)


Elements of Reading

Lessons 16-17    +1 Review

Casey at the Bat
Review Week (Lessons 1-16)
The Wish

Elements of Reading

Lessons 18-21    +1 Review

Blindly He Goes...Up
Happiness Epidemic
The Mop Bucket Encore
Review Week (Lessons 1-20)
Global Treasure Hunt

Elements of Reading

Lesson 22   (2 weeks of State Testing & Spring Break)

La Bamba

Elements of Reading

Lesson 23-24   + 1 Review

The Mysterious Mr. Lincoln
The Color of Water
Review Week (Lessons 1-24)



Mixtures and Solutions
Investigation 1 -  Separating Mixtures
Making and Separating Mixtures

Separating a Salt Solution


Mixtures and Solutions
Investigation 1 -  Separating Mixtures

Separating a Dry Mixture

Outdoor Solutions

Mixtures and Solutions
Investigation 2 - Concentration
Soft-Drink Recipes
Salt Concentration
Mystery Solutions
Liquid Layers

Mixtures and Soultions
Investigation 3 - Reaching Saturation
Salt Saturation
Epsom Salts Saturation
The Saturation Puzzle

Mixtures and Solutions
Investigation 4 - Fizz Quiz
Chemical Reactions
Reaction Products
Reaction in a Zip Bag
What's in Your Water?

Social Studies

5.4 Geography In the Western Hemisphere:  The diverse geography of the Western Hemisphere has influenced human culture and settlement in distinct ways.  Human communities in the Western Hemisphere have modified the physical environment.

5.1 Early Peoples of the Americas:  The first humans in the Western Hemisphere modified their physical environment as well as adapted to their environment.  Their interactions with their environment led to various innovations and to the devlopment of unique cultures.

5.7 Economics:  The people of the Western Hemisphere have developed various ways to meet their needs and wants.  Many of the countriesof the Western Hemisphere trade with each other as well as with other countries around the world.

5.7 Economics:  The people of the Western Hemisphere have developed various ways to meet their needs and wants.  Many of the countriesof the Western Hemisphere trade with each other as well as with other countries around the world.

5.2 Complex Societies and Civilizations: Between 1100 B.C.E. and 1500 C.E., complex societies and civilizations developed in the Western Hemisphere.  Although these complex societies and civilizations have certain defining characteristics in common, each is also known for unique cultural achievements and contributions.


Domain: Number and Operations- Fractions

Topic 10: Adding and Subtracting Mixed numbers (12)

Topic 11: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and ixed Numbers (11)


Domain: Measurement and Data
Topic 12: Volume and Solids (9)
Topic13: Units of Measure ( 17)

Topic 14: Data (8)

Domain: Geometry

Topic 15:Classifying Plane Figures (10)

Topic16: Coordinate Geometry (7)



Guided Groups: Assessed  Areas of Weaknesses

Benchmark End of 5th Grade

Step Up to 6th Grade

Mentor Texts

Facts about Howler Monkeys, National Geographic

"I want to Be a Rainforest Scientist," poem

The Inuit Thought of It:  Amazing Arctic Innovations (We Thought of It)

Chameleons Are Cool by Martin Jenkins

Endangered Tigers by Bobbie Kalman

A Walk in the Rainforest by Rebecca L. Johnson


 “Should We Drill?" Scholastic News

“Monitoring the Mary River Project” from the Qikiqtani Inuit Association Website


Eight Days, Edwidge Danticat

"Earthquake." The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2013. Web.

”How Does a Hurricane Form?” as found at



Dark Water Rising, Marian Hale

"Help for Haiti," Weekly Reader

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