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This blog provides links to nonfiction and diverse media for lessons in the 5th grade reading program.  Students in the program will expand their knowledge of topics and themes by exploring 'outside texts' related to narrative and nonfiction titles.

4.1 Shiloh

Vocabulary Handbook

Labels and Highlighting Directions

Realistic Fiction Genre Chart

Day 6 - "Protecting the Pets in Your Community"

Day 19 - "Time to Act!: How to Report Animal Abuse or Neglect"

4.1 Book Club

Realistic Fiction Genre Chart

4.2 The Castle in the Attic

Vocabulary Handbook

Labels and Highlighting Directions

Epic Fantasy Genre Chart

Day 5 - King Arthur

Day 18 - Becoming a Knight

4.2 Book Club

Epic Fantasy Genre Chart

4.3 Streams to the River, River to the Sea

Vocabulary Handbook

Labels and Highlighting Directions

Biography Genre Chart

Day 3 - Setting Map

Day 4 - The Louisiana Purchase

Day 28 - "Blue Beads"

Day 43 - "What Happened to Sacagawea After the Journey?"

4.3 Book Club

Historical Nonfiction Genre Chart

Going Along with Lewis and Clark Setting Map

Day 11 - The Pact with Captain Clark

Day 11 - Jean Baptiste Charbonneau is Born

Day 18 - Great Falls

Day 24 - Fur Trade

4.4 Children of the Gold Rush

Vocabulary Handbook

Labels and Highlighting Directions

Narrative Nonfiction Genre Chart

Day 4 - "City of Gold" (start video at 5:00 minutes)

Day 12 - "Top Ten Unique Facts About Alaska"

Day 20 - "Positives and Negatives of Mining"

4.4 Book Club

Historical Nonfiction Genre Chart

The Year of Miss Agnes Setting Map

Riding Freedom Setting Map

The Sign of the Beaver Setting Map

4.5 Aurore of the Yukon

Vocabulary Handbook

Labels and Highlighting Directions

Historical Fiction Genre Chart

Day 6 - Setting Map

Day 8 (Option 1) - "Klondike Kate Ryan"

Day 8 (Option 2) - "Celebrating Great Canadian Women on International Women's Day"

Day 25 - "The Transcontinental Railways Bring Opportunity"

Day 26 - "Trains: Past, Present, and Future"

4.5 Book Club

Historical Nonfiction Genre Chart

The Kids Book of Canada's Railway Setting Map