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Scope & Sequence - Insights: Content Area Strategies for Grade 5

Unit 1: How to Locate Information

Locate information by

  • identifying information in title, author, and subject entries in a library’s catalogue
  • using the library computer and the card catalogue
  • locating books on a shelf
  • identifying information on the spines of books (Dewey Decimal System)
  • locating fiction and nonfiction by category
  • previewing the information contained in various parts of a book
  • using key words in questions to locate the appropriate entry in an encyclopedia index
  • generating equivalent and category words for key words
  • skimming article headings

Unit 2: Word Structures

Analyze the structure of multisyllabic words by

  • understanding how affixes change the meaning of root words
  • identifying negative prefixes, prefixes that indicate size or amount, and prefixes that tell where or when
  • identifying common suffixes:
    -able
    -ably
    -ly
    -y
    -ish
    -ous
    -less
    -ment
    -ship
  • forming new words with roots, prefixes, and suffixes

Unit 3: Multiple Meanings and Word Origins

Use the dictionary to determine the appropriate word meaning by

  • noting the sequence in dictionary entries
  • understanding the form and function of dictionary guide words and entry words
  • identifying the component parts of a dictionary entry
  • identifying the multiple meanings of familiar words
  • using context clues to identify the part of speech of a multiple-meaning word
  • testing each meaning in the entry for appropriateness
  • learning how word origins can help clarify present-day usage of a word
  • choosing the correct meaning of homographs in context

Unit 4: Distinguishing Between News and Propaganda

Distinguish between news and propaganda by

  • differentiating between statements of fact and statements of opinion and belief
  • identifying types of propaganda: product, political, public service, and prejudicial
  • identifying three propaganda techniques: making false promises, name calling, and bandwagon/testimonial
  • recognizing the purpose and uses of propaganda
  • identifying and analyzing propaganda statements and techniques
  • identifying the best authority on a given subject
  • distinguishing between direct and implied statements

Unit 5: Using Graphs

Interpret graphs by

  • analyzing picture, circle, and bar graphs
  • comparing information in a graph
  • constructing picture, bar, and circle graphs
  • using graphs to find answers to three types of questions: how much, largest amount, and more than
  • understanding how surveys are conducted and responses are graphed