BC Grade 5 Language Arts ELA - FULL YEAR BUNDLE

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FULL YEAR BUNDLE - Teaching made easy! This NO PREP bundle includes everything you need to teach the BC Grade 5 Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum.


 Grade 5 – British Columbia Language Curriculum (ELA) – Conventions and Reading Strategies. This resource covers all learning standards and elaborations related to conventions and reading strategies in the British Columbia Curriculum (ELA). The 425 pages teach the Big Ideas, learning standards, and elaborations found in the curriculum.

 Included in this unit are 30 weeks of ELA instruction, with weekly word lists that explicitly teach consonant clusters as well as vowel teams. Along with these Science of Reading principles, we have weaved in the learning standards students in grade 5 need to learn while working with these word lists.

 Included in this resource are the learning standards below:

Conventions – common practices in punctuation (e.g., uses of the comma, quotation marks for dialogue, uses of the apostrophe in contractions); in capitalization in titles, headings, and subheadings; and in Canadian spelling

 Reading Strategies – using contextual clues; using phonics and word structure; visualizing; questioning; predicting; previewing text; summarizing; making inferences

 Sentence Structure and Grammar – parts of speech; past, present, and future tenses; subject-verb agreement

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week, and what prefixes/suffixes/letter blends will be covered.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Suffixes <ous>, <ious>, <al>, <ial>, <ian>, <ic>, <ical>, <ment>, <ity>, <ant>, <ent>, <ance>, <ence> and more
  • Prefixes <circu>, <per>, <trans>, <ad>, <sub>, <ob>, <com>, <ex> and more
  • Reading strategies: visualizing, inferencing, predicting, questioning, and summarizing
  • Sentence structure: complete, fragments, compound, types, and clauses
  • Parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Coordinating conjunctions
  • Independent/dependent clauses
  • Direct objects for nouns
  • Noun-pronoun agreement
  • Pronouns, intensive pronouns, and reflexive pronouns
  • Possessive pronouns, subject pronouns, and object pronouns
  • Present/past/future tense
  • Run-on sentences
  • Four types of sentences – declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, imperative
  • Conjunctions – FANBOYS
  • Building complex sentences and subordinating conjunctions
  • Figures of speech – metaphors, similes, and imagery
  • Using colons and semicolons
  • Decoding strategies – chunking and syllable splitting
  • Reading with expression and intonation
  • Proper adjectives and capitalization
  • Correlative conjunctions
  • Commas for introductory phrases, commas with interjections, and commas with direct address
  • Appositives and participles with the use of commas
  • Contractions
  • Using quotation marks in dialogue
  • Researching word origins
  • How have words changed over time – “woke” and new words to the English language – “blog”
  • Antonyms and synonyms
  • Cursive writing
  • Abbreviations
  • Using parentheses to indicate additional, separate, or less important words or numbers
  • Fluency readings for each week to reinforce word list vocabulary
  • Weekly quizzes (30 different assessments)
  • Answer pages for all activities

 Grade 5 – British Columbia Language Curriculum – Writing. This resource covers all learning standards and elaborations related to writing in the British Columbia (BC) Language Curriculum (ELA).

 There are 352 activity sheets that are aligned to cover the learning standards in the British Columbia Language Curriculum. Included are 10 blocks of content, each covering a different text form. Within each block, the Big Ideas, learning standards and elaborations are taught.

 This is a language program developed by a language teacher. We have included exemplars for students to use to formulate success criteria so they can improve their writing quality. Moreover, we’ve scaffolded the skills involved with producing quality writing to ensure all students can progress.

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Types of text forms – when to use each one (narratives, letters/emails, persuasive, comic strips, reports, etc.)
  • Experiment – writing with planning time versus writing without planning time (no brainstorming)
  • Activity – creating “Secret Agent” notes
  • Word choice – how word choice affects our writing voice
  • Improving sentences with descriptive word choice
  • What is fluent writing?
  • Revision – is my writing fluent?
  • Writing using different sentence lengths – simple versus compound/complex sentences
  • Writing using figurative language – simile, metaphor, and analogy
  • How to write a paragraph – topic sentence (hook), supporting details, conclusion
  • Formal versus informal letter writing – voice in our writing
  • Narrative writing – beginning, middle, end
  • Story elements – characterization activities: creating characters in humour, adventure, and fantasy stories
  • Characterization – what characters say, what they do, and what others say about them
  • Character development – how a change or event causes a character to evolve
  • Narrative structure – 5 main parts: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution
  • Using quotations in narratives – dialogue
  • Adding dialogue to short stories
  • Activity – Story Swap Revision Party
  • Understanding persuasive writing
  • Activity – creating a persuasive poster
  • Understanding bias in persuasive writing
  • Assignment – advertising a new invention
  • Research process – questioning, gathering, organizing, and recording
  • Ethical use of research – asking permission, citing, fair and accurate representation
  • Report writing – a quick guide
  • Writing reports – using the facts provided to organize a report
  • How to research effectively
  • Activity – Online Treasure Hunt
  • Report Writing – writing strong introductions and conclusions
  • Report – coherence in report writing: why diversity in schools is important
  • Types of poems – Haiku, Limerick, rhyming poems
  • Assignment – writing a poetry children’s book
  • Activity – rhyme time analysis
  • Cursive writing – Limerick
  • Examining and removing bias in reviews
  • Practicing summaries in book review writing
  • Publishing a book review
  • Comic strips – onomatopoeia and illustrating graphic texts
  • Assignment - creating an online comic strip
  • Biographies – cross curricular connections: Hippocrates (human body). Einstein, and Chief Pontiac
  • How to cite where we find research – bibliography
  • Answer pages for all activities

 Grade 5 – British Columbia Language Curriculum – Comprehension, Story, and Text Forms. This resource covers all learning standards, elaborations, and Big Ideas related to reading strategies, comprehension, text forms, and stories in the grade 5 British Columbia Language (ELA) curriculum. There are 347 pages for students to master the skills they need to meet the requirements of the curriculum.

 We’ve included a variety of activities, including independent reading responses, group activities, assignments, experiments, exemplars, and hands-on activities to keep your students engaged.

 Included in this resource are the learning standards below:

Story/Text: elements of story, functions and genres, text features, and literary elements and devices.

 Reading Strategies: using contextual clues; using phonics and word structure; visualizing; questioning; predicting; previewing text; summarizing; making inferences

 Metacognitive Strategies: goal setting, self-evaluating, and reflections

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week/block.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • What is reading comprehension?
  • Before reading: comprehension strategies – activating prior knowledge and reasons for reading
  • During reading: comprehension strategies – questioning, making connections, inferences, predictions, visualizing
  • After reading: comprehension strategies – summarizing, making global and local inferences, visualizing
  • Letter writing – emails, formal and informal letters, bias
  • Implicit and explicit perspectives in letter writing
  • Voice in writing – use of cohesive ties and different sentence structures
  • Narratives – use of figurative language: personification, similes, metaphors, anthropomorphism, humour, and imagery
  • Perspective in narratives – first-person, second-person, and third-person and advantages/disadvantages of each
  • Narratives – sequencing multiple plots in a story and explaining cause and effect
  • Science fiction story - the use of flash-forwards in narratives
  • Story genres – fantasy, humour, and adventure
  • Narrative structure – exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
  • Indigenous Storywork – 7 Principles: respect, responsibility, reciprocity, reverence, holism, interrelatedness, synergy
  • Prediction story activity – finishing a story using strong predictions
  • Cross-curricular connections – text forms related to themes in science and social studies (government, human body)
  • Character analysis – explain the decisions made by characters and analyze their character traits
  • Round vs. flat characters - explore differences in character types
  • Persuasive writing – using critical thinking skills to determine bias
  • Finding implicit and explicit evidence in persuasive texts
  • Text features in reports – headings, subheadings, bold words, hyperlinks, captions, tables, graphs, etc.
  • Photo essay - analyze a photo essay
  • Summarizing reports – determining the main idea and supporting details
  • Activity – group work summarizing
  • Expository texts – how to guides
  • Use of graphs, maps, diagrams, and pictures in reports
  • Literary devices used in poetry – humour and imagery
  • Assignment – finding poems written by Indigenous authors
  • Understanding haiku, limericks, acrostic poems, cinquain poems, and rhyming poems
  • Bias in book reviews
  • Reading different styles (voices) in book reviews
  • Text features in comics, infographics, memes, and maps
  • How images, graphics, and visuals contribute to biographies
  • Text features in biographies – using a glossary and a preface to understand a biography
  • Louis Riel, Terry Fox, and Albert Einstein biographies with prefaces and glossaries
  • Metacognitive strategies: reading tracking charts and reading goals
  • Answer pages for all activities

 Grade 5 – British Columbia Language Curriculum – Oral Language. This resource covers all learning standards, elaborations and Big Ideas related to the Oral Language section of the Language curriculum (ELA). The 100-page unit includes lesson plans for the teacher, prompts for the students, planning pages, and reflection questions for students to consolidate their understanding.

 Included in this unit are 30 activities that are interactive and engaging for grade 5 students. As students complete the activities, they will build on their oral communication skills, obtaining the learning standards stated in the curriculum. There are several activities provided for each learning standard listed in the curriculum.

 We are proud to include everything you need to complete these activities. For example, if an activity asks for a story to be read, we provide the story. We’ve also included all emotions, story starters, expressions, and plays (reader’s theatre) you need.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • Activity: Speaker Says
  • Oral Communication – Listening Strategies
  • Activity: Active Listening Workshop
  • Activity: Passion Project Sharing
  • Activity: Inquisitive Minds - The Question-Asking Game
  • Activity: Clarifying Quests – Asking clarifying questions
  • Activity: "Predict, Listen, and Reflect”
  • Vividly Speaking: Describing Scenes with Adverbs
  • Activity: Formal vs Informal Debate
  • Activity: Respectful Language Game
  • Activity: Perspective-Sharing Circle
  • Activity: Logical Storytelling Contest
  • Activity: Cultural Oral Traditions Exploration
  • Activity: Storytelling Time Machine
  • Activity: Sacred Stories Symposium
  • Activity: "Who's Listening? Tailoring Your Message"
  • Activity: Collaborative Dialogue Role-Play
  • Activity: Digital Storytelling Project
  • Activity: "The Paraphrase Chain"
  • Activity: The Restating Relay
  • Activity: Vocabulary Building Competition
  • Activity: Trickster Tales Theatre
  • Activity: Everyday Tales Sharing
  • Activity: Choral Speech Creation
  • Activity: Voice Projection Workshop
  • Activity: Pitch Perfect
  • Activity: Verbal and Non-Verbal Charades
  • Activity: Expression Charades
  • Activity: Gesture Guessing Game
  • Activity: Understanding Emotion Through Cultural Dances

 This is a comprehensive bundle that will save you hours of planning! It has everything you need to feel confident that you are covering the BC Language Arts curriculum.

Customer Reviews

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Tyler Morrison
Looks great

I will say I haven't started to use it yet, however, It looks very promising for next year. It will make things so much easier for me.