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Common Core State Standards

Correlation Charts

Book Club provides many opportunities to integrate your curriculum with the Common Core State Standards. The charts in this section correlate each unit in the teacher’s handbook to the Grade 5 CCSS for English Language Arts. Book Club lessons are flexible and may be enhanced with more explicit instruction in particular standards as needed. Your individual approach will depend on the specific grade-level standards you are using and on the content of your curriculum.


Book Club: A Literature-Based Curriculum | Common Core State Standards

Hatchet | Tuck Everlasting | The Fighting Ground | Author Study: Mildred Taylor | Multi-Book Unit: A Question of Value

Theme-Based Unit for Hatchet:
Correlation to Grade 5 CCSS for English Language Arts
Section of Unit Common Core State Standards
Before Book Club
Week 1: Background Building/Research RL 10; RI 7, RI 9; W 7, W 8; SL 1
Week 2: Author Introduction RI 7, RI 9; W 7, W 8; SL 1
Book Club (Weeks 3–6)
Lesson 1: Introduction to Book Club RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 6
Lesson 2: Share Sheets RL 1; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 3: Response Choice Sheets RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 4: Drawing Conclusions RL 1, RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 5: Qualities of a Good Book Club Discussion RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 6: Summarizing RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 7: Self-Assessment Sheets RL 6; W 3, W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 8: Qualities of a Good Share Sheet RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 9: Vocabulary—Word Wall RL 1; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 4a, L 4c, L 6
Lesson 10: Intertextuality RL 4, RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 11: Character Development RL 1; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 12: Visualizing RL 1; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 13: Setting RL 1, RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 14: Me & the Book RL 2; RF 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 5b
Lesson 15: Vocabulary—Concept Web W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 5, L 6
Lesson 16: Share Sheet Options RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 17: Sequencing RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 18: Predicting RL 1; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 19: Author’s Purpose RL 1, RL 4, RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 20: Student-Teacher Interviews; Synthesis RL 1, RL 2; W 2, W 4, W 8, W 9a, W 10; SL 1
After Book Club
Week 7: Interviews with Brian W 10; SL 1, SL 6
Week 8: Intertextual Connections RL 2, RL 7, RL 9; W 9; SL 1, SL 4
Week 9: Process Writing—Survival Story W 3a–e, W 4, W 5, W 6, W 7, W 10; SL 1; L 1, L 2, L 3
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Theme-Based Unit for Tuck Everlasting:
Correlation to Grade 5 CCSS for English Language Arts
Section of Unit Common Core State Standards
Before Book Club
Week 1: Research/Background Building RL 10; RI 7, RI 9; W 7, W 8; SL 1
Week 2: Theme Development RL 9, RL 10; RI 7, RI 9; W 2, W 4, W 7, W 8, W 10; SL 1, SL 4, SL 5
Week 3: Author Introduction RL 2, RL 9
Book Club (Weeks 4–7)
Lesson 1: Review of Response Choices W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 2: Visualizing RL 3, RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 3: Character Maps RL 1, RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 4: Me & the Book W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 5: Author’s Craft—Imagery and Foreshadowing RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 5a
Lesson 6: Revisiting the Venn Diagram RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 7: Recognizing Feelings and Emotions RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 5a
Lesson 8: Genre—Fantasy RL 1, RL 2, RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 9: Analyzing Character Development RL 1, RL 2, RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 10: Comparison and Contrast RL 3, RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 11: Recurring Images and Story Themes RL 2, RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 12: Analyzing Characters’ Perspectives RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 13: Recurring Images and Story Themes, Revisited RL 2, RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 14: Plot RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 15: Changes in Characters over Time RL 1, RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 16: Story Graph RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 17: Issues of Right and Wrong RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 18: Point of View RL 6; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 19: Time Change; Story Resolution RL 1, RL 5; W 2, W 4, W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 20: Process Writing—Essay RL 1; W 1a–d, W 4, W 5, W 6, W 10; L 1, L 2, L 3
After Book Club
Week 8: Extension of Theme Study W 2, W 4, W 9a, W 10; SL 1, SL 4, SL 5
Week 9: Poetry Writing W 4, W 10; SL 1, SL 6
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Theme-Based Unit for The Fighting Ground:
Correlation to Grade 5 CCSS for English Language Arts
Section of Unit Common Core State Standards
Before Book Club
Week 1: Building Background SL 1
Week 2: Research RI 7, RI 9; W 7, W 8; SL 1
Week 3: Presentations W 4, W 7, W 8, W 9b, W 10; SL 1, SL 4, SL 5, SL 6
Book Club (Weeks 4–6)
Lesson 1: Reading Logs and Checklists W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 2: Author’s Purpose RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 3: Wonderful Words RL 1, RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 4a, L 4c, L 6
Lesson 4: Vocabulary RL 1, RL 3, RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 4a, L 4c, L 6
Lesson 5: Characterization RL 1; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 4c
Lesson 6: Summarizing and Reviewing Story Content RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 7: Point of View RL 1, RL 6; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 8: Intertextual Connections RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 9: Fluency Review RF 3a, RF 4b, RF 4c; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 10: Drawing Conclusions RL 1; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 11: Suspense and Climax RL 5; RF 4a; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 12: Building Background RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 13: Predicting Outcomes RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 14: Analyzing the Story as a Whole RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 15: Synthesis Essay RL 1, RL 2; W 2, W 4, W 9a, W 10
After Book Club
Week 7: Readers’ Theater RF 4b; W 4, W 5, W 9a, W 10; SL 1, SL 5, SL 6; L 1, L 3, L 6
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Author Study: Mildred Taylor
Correlation to Grade 5 CCSS for English Language Arts
Section of Unit Common Core State Standards
Before Book Club
Week 1: Background Building RI 7; RF 4a; SL 1
Week 2: Research and Poster Presentations RI 7, RI 9; W 4, W 7, W 8, W 9b, W 10; SL 1, SL 4, SL 5, SL 6
Book Club (Weeks 3–5)
Lesson 1: Imagery and Dialect RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 3b
Lesson 2: Characterization and Symbolism RL 1, RL 2, RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 3: Qualities of a Good Book Club Discussion RL 1, RL 2, RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 4: Point of View RL 3, RL 6; RF 4b; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 5: Family Relationships RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 6: Feelings About the Story RL 6; RF 4a; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 7: Analyzing the Author’s Purpose RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 5a
Lesson 8: Intertextual Connections RL 2, RL 5, RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 9: Concept Web About Friendship RL 2; RF 4b; W 3, W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 10: Understanding Characters’ Motives RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 11: Symbolism RF 4b; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 12: Comparing and Contrasting RL 2, RL 3, RL 5; RF 4a–c; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 13: Theme RL 2, RL 9; RI 7; W 7, W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 14: Process Writing—Critical Response RL 2; W 2a–e, W 4, W 9a, W 10; L 1, L 2, L 3
Lesson 15: Peer Review W 2, W 4, W 5; SL 1
After Book Club
Week 6: Civil Rights Movement Retrospective RI 7, RI 9; W 4, W 7, W 9b, W 10; SL 1, SL 4, SL 5, SL 6
Week 7: Current Events SL 1
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Multi-Book Unit: A Question of Value
Correlation to Grade 5 CCSS for English Language Arts
Section of Unit Common Core State Standards
Before Book Club
Weeks 1–2: Building Background RL 2, RL 9; RF 4; W 7, W 10; SL 1
Week 3: Analyzing Interview Data RL 2; SL 1
Week 4: Sharing Personal Stories About Values W 10; SL 1, SL 2
Book Club (Weeks 5–7)
Lesson 1: Setting RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 2: Characters RL 1, RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 3: A Little Help from Our Friends RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 4: Imagery RL 1, RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 5: Point of View RL 1, RL 6, RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 6: Plot and Sequence; Prediction RL 1, RL 5, RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 7: Making Value Choices RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 8: Diary Entry RL 6, RL 9; W 4, W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 9: Big Theme Questions RL 2, RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 10: Analyzing Story Endings RL 5, RL 9; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 11: My One Lucky Thing W 2, W 4, W 5, W 9a, W 10; SL 1; L 1, L 2, L 3
Lesson 12: Symbols of Value W 2, W 4, W 5, W 9a, W 10; SL 1, SL 4, SL 5
After Book Club
Week 8: Extending and Applying Themes RL 9; W 2, W 4, W 5, W 9a, W 10; SL 1
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