Grade 5 Reading Links
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Look Inside

Team Work

 A Changing Planet

Express Yourself

School Rules

American Adventure

Theme 1 Look Inside
"The Hot and Cold Summer" by Johanna Hurwitz
Johanna Hurwitz
Reading Skills Rocket: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
Test Tutor: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
"Sees Behind Trees" by Michael Dorris
Sees Behind Trees: Building Background
Michael Dorris Biography
Sees Behind Trees Book Talk
Reading Skills Rocket: Narrative Elements
Test Tutor: Narrative Elements
"Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family" by Lensey Namioka
Lensey Namioka's Web Site
Reading Skills Rocket: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
Test Tutor: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
"Dear Mrs. Parks" by Rosa Parks
Dear Mrs. Parks: Building Background
Rosa Parks, Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
Time 100: Rosa Parks
Reading Skills Rocket: Making Judgments
"Elena" by Diane Stanley
Diane Stanley: Books for Children
Reading Skills Rocket: Narrative Elements
Test Tutor: Narrative Elements
Grammar Practice
Sentence Sea Park
Subject Slide
Predicates in Space
Sentences
Subjects/Nouns
Predicates/Verbs
Quotation Marks and Colons
Writing Practice
Ideas for Personal Narratives
Personal Narrative Writing Detective
Spelling Practice
Words with Short Vowels
Words with Long a, e, and i
Long o and Long u
Vowels before r
Words with s, z, and sh
Theme 2 Team Work
"We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente" by Trudie Engel
The Official Roberto Clemente Web Site
National Baseball Hall of Fame: Roberto Clemente
Reading Skills Rocket: Drawing Conclusions
Test Tutor: Drawing Conclusions
"Folk Tales from Asia"
Reading Skills Rocket: Summarizing and Paraphrasing
Test Tutor: Summarizing and Paraphrasing
Test Tutor: Figurative Language
"Iditarod Dream" by Ted Wood
Junior Iditarod
Reading Skills Rocket: Drawing Conclusions
Test Tutor: Drawing Conclusions
"Woodsong" by Gary Paulsen
Woodsong: Building Background
Gary Paulsen
Reading Skills Rocket: Summarizing and Paraphrasing
Test Tutor: Summarizing and Paraphrasing
Test Tutor: Figurative Language
"Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell
Island of the Blue Dolphins: Building Background
Scott O'Dell
Reading Skills Rocket: Narrative Elements
Test Tutor: Narrative Elements
Test Tutor: Figurative Language
Grammar Practice
Sentence Power
Spotlight on Clauses
Sentence Sort
Noun Dunk
Noun Explorer
Grammar Gorillas
Simple and Compound Sentences
More About Sentences
Commas
Phrases and Clauses
Complex Sentences
More About Nouns
Writing Practice
Ideas for How-To Essays
How-To Essay Writing Detective
Spelling Practice
Endings /zhәr/ and /chәr/
Words Ending in -ed and -ing
Unstressed Endings /әn/ and /әr/
Unstressed Ending /әl/
Plurals
Theme 3 A Changing Planet
"Everglades" by Jean Craighead George
Jean Craighead George
Everglades National Park
Reclaiming the Florida Everglades
Reading Skills Rocket: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
Test Tutor: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
"Summer of Fire" by Janice Koch
Summer of Fire: Building Background
Yellowstone National Park
Test Tutor: Sequence
"Oceans" by Seymour Simon
Seymour Simon
Reading Skills Rocket: Main Idea and Details
Test Tutor: Main Idea and Details
Test Tutor: Sequence
"Seeing Earth from Space" by Patricia Lauber
Meet the Author
Seeing Earth From Space: Building Background
"The Case of the Flying Saucer" by Seymour Simon
Seymour Simon
Reading Skills Rocket: Main Ideas and Details
Test Tutor: Main Ideas and Details
Test Tutor: Sequence
Grammar Practice
Possessive Noun Desert
The Pronoun Clubhouse
Mixed-Up Pronouns
Exploring the Pronoun Reef
Possessive Nouns
Pronouns
More About Pronouns
Writing Practice
Ideas for Persuasive Essays
Persuasive Essay Writing Detective
Spelling Practice
Words with "Silent' Letters
Compound Words
Troublesome Words and Phrases
Words with -ant and -ent
Suffixes -tion and -ness
Theme 4 Express Yourself
"Hattie's Birthday Box" by Pam Conrad
Reading Skills Rocket: Word Relationships
Test Tutor: Word Relationships
"William Shakespeare and the Globe" by Aliki
William Shakespeare and the Globe: Building Background
Aliki
Reading Skills Rocket: Fact & Opinion
Test Tutor: Fact and Opinion
Test Tutor: Classify/Categorize
"The World of William Joyce Scrapbook" by William Joyce
The World of William Joyce
The World of William Joyce Scrapbook: Building Background
William Joyce
Reading Skills Rocket: Word Relationships
Test Tutor: Word Relationships
Test Tutor: Classify/Categorize
"Satchmo's Blues" by Alan Schroeder
Satchmo's Blues: Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket: Fact and Opinion
Test Tutor: Fact and Opinion
"Evelyn Cisneros: Prima Ballerina" by Charnan Simon
Evelyn Cisneros: Building Background
Evelyn Cisneros
Reading Skills Rocket: Main Ideas and Details
Test Tutor: Main Ideas and Details
Test Tutor: Classify/Categorize
Grammar Practice
Exploring the Pronoun Reef
On the Trail of Adjectives and Adverbs
Verb and Contraction Forest
Grammar Gorillas
More About Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
More About Adjectives and Adverbs
Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
Writing Practice
Ideas for Comparison/Contrast Essays
Comparison/Contrast Essay Writing Detective
Spelling Practice
Suffixes -able and -less
Suffixes -eer, -ist, -ian, -or, and -er
Prefixes non-, in-, and un-
Prefixes re- and inter-
Prefixes dis- and de-
Theme 5 School Rules
"Off and Running" by Gary Soto
Gary Soto
Reading Skills Rocket: Compare and Contrast
Test Tutor: Compare and Contrast
Test Tutor: Characterization
"Little by Little" by Jean Little
Jean Little
Little by Little: Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket: Author's Purpose and Perspective
Test Tutor: Author's Purpose and Perspective
"Dear Mr. Henshaw" by Beverly Cleary
The World of Beverly Cleary
Reading Skills Rocket: Compare and Contrast
Test Tutor: Compare and Contrast
Test Tutor: Characterization
"Frindle" by Andrew Clements
Frindle: Building Background
Andrew Clements
Reading Skills Rocket: Author's Purpose and Perspective
Test Tutor: Author's Purpose and Perspective
"The Fun They Had" by Isaac Asimov
The Fun They Had: Building Background
Reading Skills Rocket: Drawing Conclusions
Test Tutor: Drawing Conclusions
Grammar Practice
Action Verb Tree House
Subject and Verb Mix-Up
Principal Parts Picnic
Batter Up with Verbs
Grammar Gorillas
The Wild World of Verbs
Action Verbs and Linking Verbs
The Simple Tenses
More About Verb Tenses
Irregular Verbs
More About Punctuation
Writing Practice
Ideas for Research Reports
Research Report Writing Detective
Spelling Practice
Prefixes pre- and pro-
VCCV Words
More Words with -ed or -ing
VCCCV Words
VCV Words
Theme 6 American Adventure

"Across the Wide Dark Sea" by Jean Van Leeuwen

Jean Van Leeuwen Official Web Site
Reading Skills Rocket: Connotation/Denotation
Test Tutor: Connotation/Denotation
Test Tutor: Locating Information
"Name This American" by Hannah Reinmuth
Reading Skills Rocket: Cause and Effect
Test Tutor: Cause and Effect
"What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?" by Jean Fritz
What's the Big Idea Ben Franklin: Building Background
The Electric Ben Franklin
Jean Fritz
Reading Skills Rocket: Connotation/Denotation
Test Tutor: Connotation/Denotation
"Lewis and Clark" by R. Conrad Stein
Go West Across America with Lewis & Clark
The Lewis & Clark Expedition
Reading Skills Rocket: Cause and Effect
Test Tutor: Cause and Effect
Test Tutor: Locating Information
"Black Frontiers" by Lillian Schlissel
Reading Skills Rocket: Summarizing and Paraphrasing
Test Tutor: Summarizing and Paraphrasing
Test Tutor: Locating Information
Grammar Practice
Perfect Verb Match
Puzzling Pathways
On the Trail of Adjectives and Adverbs
Canoe Comparison
Preposition State Fair
Grammar Gorillas
The Wild World of Verbs
The Perfect Tenses
Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
Usage Problems
Adjectives and Adverbs
More About Adjectives and Adverbs
Prepositions
Writing Practice
Ideas for Stories
Expressive Writing Detective
Spelling Practice
VV Words
Contractions
Related Words
Words with Three Syllables
Words from Spanish