Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia Grade 5 Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum.


Grade 5 – Nova Scotia English Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Conventions, Spelling, and Fluency. This 460-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to conventions, spelling, and fluency in the Nova Scotia Language Curriculum (ELA).

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 outcomes and indicators students in grade 5 need to learn while working with these word lists.

Included in this resource are the indicators within the outcomes below:

Reading and Viewing – spelling lists that include fluency passages, quizzes, and word work

Writing and Representing – learners use a variety of text forms to communicate their ideas, feelings, and opinions

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”
  • Formal and informal language – slang, social media texts, academic language
  • Antonyms and synonyms
  • Reading between the lines - inferencing
  • 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
  • Goals and reflection activities – spelling and reading
  • Reading punctuation – pause, stop, raise tone, etc.
  • Weekly quizzes (30 different assessments)
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 5 – Nova Scotia English Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Comprehension. This 382-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to reading comprehension in the Nova Scotia Language Arts Curriculum (ELA).

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

Included in this resource are the indicators within the outcome below:

Reading and Viewing – read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of grade-appropriate texts.

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
  • Reading stamina progress charts
  • Letter writing – emails, formal and informal letters, bias
  • Implicit and explicit perspectives in letter writing
  • Letters to the editor – determining the opinions of others and their supporting arguments
  • 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
  • Comparing life experiences with those of an Indigenous character in a story
  • Analyzing the identities of characters in a variety of stories
  • Science fiction story - the use of flash-forwards in narratives
  • Story genres – fantasy, humour, and adventure
  • Reports – Illustration styles used in different reports: realism, sketches, cartoons, outlines
  • 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
  • Activity: analyzing multimedia features (bold fonts, visuals, layout, music, colours, etc.)
  • Metacognitive strategies: reading tracking charts and reading goals
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 5 – Nova Scotia English Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Writing. This resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to writing in the Nova Scotia English Language Curriculum (ELA).

There are 401 activity sheets that are aligned to cover the outcomes in the Nova Scotia Language Curriculum. Included are 10 blocks of content, each covering a different text form. Within each block, the outcomes and indicators are taught.

This is a language program developed by a language teacher. We have included exemplars/mentor texts 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.

Included in this resource are the outcomes within the goals below:

Writing and Representing – write to present thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a variety of text forms.

Writing Process – use all stages of the writing process to create well thought out and revised writing pieces.

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?
  • 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
  • Writing a persuasive letter
  • 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
  • Understanding persuasive writing
  • Activity – creating a persuasive poster
  • Understanding bias in persuasive writing
  • Assignment – advertising a new invention
  • Conducting surveys to gather information that supports their opinion
  • 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 – 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
  • 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
  • Reconstructing texts – translating texts from one form to another – e.g., letter to news report, infographic to story
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 5 – Nova Scotia English Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) – Oral Language. This 125-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to oral language, covering the Listening and Speaking outcome in the Nova Scotia Language Curriculum (ELA).

Included in this unit are 38 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 outcomes stated in the curriculum. There is at least one activity provided for each indicator 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:

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

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 Nova Scotia Language Arts curriculum.

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