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Week At A Glance Grade  5

  February 17-26,      2021

Unit 5 Week 2

Vocabulary Words

1. guarantee- To guarantee is to make sure or certain of something. Cognate: garantizar 

2. nominate- If you nominate someone, you suggest or propose that the person be chosen, such as a candidate for an office. Cognate: nominar

3. obviously- If something is done obviously, it is easily seen or understood. Cognate: obviamente 

4. rely- To rely is to trust or depend on someone or something. 

5. supportive- When you are supportive, you provide approval, aid, or encouragement to others.

6.sympathy- If you feel sympathy toward someone, you feel and understand their troubles. 

7. weakling- A weakling is a person who lacks physical strength.

8. Assume- When you assume something, you take it for granted, or suppose it is so.


  1. sweet 

  2. waist 

  3. presence 

  4. suite 

  5. manor 

  6. presents 

  7. pray 

  8. manner 

  9. council 

  10. prey 

  11. pier 

  12. counsel 

  13. poll 

  14. peer 

  15. stationery 

  16. pole 

  17. currant 

  18. stationary 

  19. waste 

  20. current

Reading Essential Question: 

How do shared experiences help people adapt to change?

Genre: Historical Fiction

-includes events and settings typical of the period in which the story is set 

-includes characters who speak and act like people from a particular time and place in the past 

-often includes real as well as made-up people and events

Comprehension Skill: compare and contrast characters in a story, students must review details in the text that reveal how the various characters are both similar and different. These details may include the characters’ thoughts, feelings, words, actions, traits, and responses to events.

Vocabulary:  idiom is an expression that cannot be defined by the words in it. Just like people in real life, characters in stories commonly use idioms to convey their ideas.  

Comprehension Strategy: 

Make Predictions

-use details in the text, such as what characters do, say, and think, to help them predict what might happen later in the story.

Writing Trait: Develop a topic - Writers use facts, definitions of unfamiliar words or ideas, examples that illustrate the topic, quotations from people that know about the topic, and concrete details

Social Studies: Week 13 and Black History Month

Grammar:  homophones are words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings, such as ate and eight. Use context clues from words surrounding the homophone to determine its meaning.

Science: Chapter 4 Intro


How Can a Predator also be Prey?

Math: Chapter 6- Adding and Subtracting  Fractions

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