Reading Street Textbook Units



Eastwood Fifth Grade relies on the Scott Foresman "Reading Street" series as the base of our instruction. The series offers short selections from real literature covering a wide range of genres. Each story is paired with a learning target, and students use the story to practice a specific skill necessary for success in reading. The following lists the selections that will be used in class, and their correlating learning targets. 





Thunder Rose
Students will be able to:
    -identify cause and effect relationships that occur within a text


Students will be able to:
    -correctly sequence events occurring within a text
    -list questions and search for answers to improve comprehension 
    Extension Text: Casey at the Bat

Shutting Out the Sky 
Students will be able to: 
    - identify how one cause can result in multiple effects
    - identify how one effect can be the result of multiple causes

Passage to Freedom
Students will be able to: 
    - identify how text features, genre, and vocabulary can be used to identify the author's purpose

The Ch'i-lin Purse
Students will be able to: 
    - compare and contrast characters, events, settings, etc within a text

Jane Goodall's 10 Ways to Help Save Wildlife
Students will be able to: 
    - differentiate between facts, false facts, and opinions 

Exploding Ants
Students will be able to: 
    - identify main ideas and supporting details within a given text

Students will be able to: 
    - apply a variety of previously learned skills to a given text 


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