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ELA G5:M3

Athlete Leaders of Social Change

Each module is approximately 6-8 weeks of instruction broken into 3 units. The "week at a glance" chart in the curriculum map gives the big picture, breaking down the module into a detailed week-by-week view. It shows how the module unfolds, the focus of each week of instruction, and where the six assessments and the performance task occur.

Weeks 1–2 and Weeks 2-3 Unit 1: Opportunities to Lead Change: Case Study: Jackie Robinson

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments

Weeks 1-2

  • Closely read informational texts about Jackie Robinson to determine the main idea and key details, and summarize the text.
  • RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.10, W.5.9, W.5.9b, L.5.1, L.5.1c, L.5.1d
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Reading and Summarizing an Informational Text (RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.10, W.5.9b, L.5.1c and L.5.1d)

Weeks 2-3

  • Closely listen to and read informational texts about Jackie Robinson to explain the relationship between people and events that led to his success, and to summarize text read aloud.
  • RI.5.3RI.5.10SL.5.2
  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Summarizing a Text Read Aloud and Explaining the Relationship between Key Ideas in an Informational Text (RI.5.3, RI.5.10, SL.5.2)

Weeks 3–4 and Weeks 4-6 Unit 2: Opportunities to Lead Change: The Most Important Factors in Jackie Robinson’s Success

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments

Weeks 3-4

  • Closely read informational texts and watch videos to analyze and compare multiple accounts about which factor was most important in Jackie Robinson’s success.
  • Listen to a speaker and watch videos, taking running notes and using these notes to summarize the points made.
  • RL.5.1, RL.5.6RI.5.10SL.5.3
  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Analyzing a Short Video and Examining Point of View (RI.5.1, RI.5.6, RI.5.10, and SL.5.3)

Weeks 4-6

  • Plan for and participate in a text-based discussion stating an opinion about which factor was most important in Jackie Robinson’s success in leading social change.
  • Write a four-paragraph essay stating an opinion about which factor was most important in Jackie Robinson’s success in leading social change.
  • RI.5.9W.5.1W.5.1aW.5.1bW.5.1cW.5.1dW.5.4W.5.5W.5.9W.5.9bW.5.10L.5.2L.5.2b
  • End of Unit 2 Assessment: Writing an Opinion Essay (RI.5.9, W.5.1, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.9b, W.5.10, and L.5.2b)

Weeks 7-8 Unit 3: Opportunities to Lead Change: Common Factors That Contribute to Success in Leading Social Change

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments
  • Research an athlete leader of social change in expert groups.
  • Write a four-paragraph essay comparing and contrasting the factors that contributed to the success of the researched athlete with those of Jackie Robinson.
  • RI.5.1, RI.5.3RI.5.7RI.5.9RI.5.10W.5.2W.5.4W.5.6W.5.7W.5.8W.5.10RI.5.1RI.5.9W.5.4W.5.8W.5.9W.5.9bSL.5.4SL.5.5SL.5.6

  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Comparing and Contrasting Athletes Who Broke Barriers (RI.5.1, RI.5.3, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RI.5.10, W.5.2, W.5.4, W.5.6, W.5.7, W.5.8, and W.5.10)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Multimedia Presentation (RI.5.1, RI.5.9, SL.5.4, SL.5.5, SL.5.6, and L.5.1e)

  • Final Performance Task: Poster: Personal Qualities to Be an Effective Leader of Change (RI.5.1, RI.5.9, W.5.4, W.5.8, and W.5.9b)

·        Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Comparing and Contrasting Athletes Who Broke Barriers (RI.5.1, RI.5.3, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RI.5.10, W.5.2, W.5.4, W.5.6, W.5.7, W.5.8, and W.5.10)

·        End of Unit 3 Assessment: Multimedia Presentation (RI.5.1, RI.5.9, SL.5.4, SL.5.5, SL.5.6, and L.5.1e)

Final Performance Task: Poster: Personal Qualities to Be an Effective Leader of Change (RI.5.1, RI.5.9, W.5.4, W.5.8, and W.5.9b)

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