5th Grade Language Arts

Fifth Grade Language Arts activities, centers, lessons, games, resources and more. Reading, writing, grammar, and word study.
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Author's Point of View PowerPoint
Use this PowerPoint to introduce students how to identify the author's point of view and differing perpectives. It includes a companion handout that is available as a printable or digital activity. Students begin by identifying differing perspectives between characters. Then, they advance to reading a passage and inferring an author's point of view. This PowerPoint activity contains 9 practice passages and is ideal for test prep.
Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences PowerPoint
Teach students about simple, compound, and complex sentence with this PowerPoint. Students will have many opportunities to identify and write each type of sentence. Students will also learn the comma rules associated with compound and complex sentences. It includes a printable and digital companion handout.
Summarizing Nonfiction Texts
Teach your students to write a strong summary of a nonfiction text by using this engaging PowerPoint. Students are taught a formula for writing the main idea sentence. Then, they choose three important supporting details to complete the summary. Students read five nonfiction passages and write a nonfiction summary for each. Printable and digital companion handouts are included!
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Show, Don't Tell Anchor Chart: Free Printables for a Writing MiniLesson
A Show, Don't Tell writing minilesson is essential in the upper elementary classroom. Teach your students to write sentences that SHOW the reader how a character is feeling. Telling readers simple statements result in boring papers. This blog post contains a complete writing lesson and the printables you willl need to create the anchor chart and replicate the activities! Teaching students how to replace telling sentences with showing sentences is an important step in developing young writers.
Summarizing Fiction PowerPoint
Writing a summary can be challenging for upper elementary students. Use the "somebody wanted but so then" summarizing strategy to teach this important reading and writing skill. This step-by-step summarizing fiction PowerPoint includes six practice opportunities and lots of summarizing tips.
Character Traits PowerPoint
Use this character traits PowerPoint to teach students how to infer character traits using the clues provided in a text. They will analyze a character's feelings, actions, thoughts, and dialogue within a story in order to infer a character trait. 22 character trait words are featured. This reading PowerPoint consists of twelve practice passages, making it ideal for test prep. It can easily be converted to Google Slides, and it contains both a printable and digital companion handout!
Plot Elements PowerPoint
Introduce your students to plot elements with this student-friendly PowerPoint. It begins by introducing students to each part of a plot diagram: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. It concludes with practice slides and three original fiction passages. After reading each story, students use a plot diagram to identify the five plot elements.
Author's Purpose PowerPoint
Teach your students how to identify the author's purpose for writing with this PowerPoint. This includes the more advanced version of teaching author's purpose... the PIE'ED version with test prep! (persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe) The students are taught to go beyond one-word answers. This engaging PowerPoint includes 10 passages and 5 test prep passages with multiple choice questions.