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ELA Grade 5 Required and Recommended Texts

Module 1

Texts to Buy

Texts that need to be procured. Please download the Trade Book List for procurement guidance.


Text Quantity ISBNs
A Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World
by DK Publishing
1 per classroom
ISBN: 9780756618032
Esperanza Rising
by Ryan Muñoz
1 per student
ISBN: 9780439120425

Recommended texts for independent reading

Optional texts for students to read on their own to learn more about the topic. You can also download a PDF of this list.

Text Genre Lexile Measure
Least Things: Poems about Small Natures
by Jane Yolen
Literature
When My Name Was Keoko
by Linda Sue Park
Literature 610
Weedflower
by Cynthia Kadohata
Literature 750
We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March
by Cynthia Levinson
Informational 1 020
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March
by Linda Blackmon Lowry and Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley
Informational 780
The Lions of Little Rock
by Kristin Levine
Literature 630
Sylvia & Aki
by Winifred Conkling
Literature 760
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
by Duncan Tonatiuh
Literature 870
Ruth and the Green Book
by Calvin A. Ramsey
Literature 810
Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy)
by Deborah Wiles
Literature 840
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai
by Claire Nivola
Informational 1 030
Not a Drop to Drink: Water for a Thirsty World
by Michael Burgan
Informational 1 130
No Ordinary Day
by Deborah Ellis
Literature 580
Night On Fire
by Ronald Kidd
Literature 600
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary
by Elizabeth Partridge
Informational 960
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed The Future of Girls in America
by Karen Blumenthal
Informational 1 140
Iqbal
by Francesco D’Adamo
Literature 730
I Have a Right to be a Child
by Alain Serres
Informational
How I became a Ghost: a Choctaw Trail of Tears story
by Tim Tingle
Literature
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
by Kadir Nelson
Informational 1 050
For Every Child
by Unicef
Informational
Every Last Drop: Bringing Clean Water Home
by Michelle Mulder
Informational 1 050
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War
by Michel Chikwanine and Jessica Dee Humphreys
Informational 680
Caminar
by Skila Brown
Poetry
Boys without Names
by Kashmira Sheth
Literature 670
Bat 6
by Virginia Euwer Wolff
Literature 930
Arcady's Goal
by Eugene Yelchin
Literature 630
Across the Tumen: A North Korean Kkotjebi Boy's Quest
by Young-sook Moon
Literature
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
by Linda Sue Park
Literature 720
A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk
by Jan L. Coates
Literature

Module 2

Texts to Buy

Texts that need to be procured. Please download the Trade Book List for procurement guidance.


Text Quantity ISBNs
The Most Beautiful Roof in the World
by Kathryn Lasky
1 per student
ISBN: 9780152008970
Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace
by Jen Johnson
1 per class
ISBN: 9781600603679
The Great Kapok Tree
by Lynne Cherry
1 per class
ISBN: 9780152026141

Texts included in the module

Texts that are included in the lesson materials.

Text Quantity Publisher
“Bite at Night!”
by Created for instructional purposes by EL

Recommended texts for independent reading

Optional texts for students to read on their own to learn more about the topic. You can also download a PDF of this list.

Text Genre Lexile Measure
Rainforest Food Chains
by Molly Aloian and Bobbie Kalman
Informational 860
No Monkeys, No Chocolate
by Melissa Stewart and Alan Young
Informational 740
Rain Forests
by Richard C. Vogt
Informational
This Place Is Wet
by Vicki Cobb
Informational 900
Navigators: Rainforest
by Andrew Langley
Informational
The Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical Treasure
by Pratt-Serafini, Kristin Joy and Rachel Crandell
Informational 950
Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree
by Kate Messner
Informational 1 060
Tropical Rainforests
by Seymour Simon
Informational 1 060
Breakfast in the Rainforest: A Visit with Mountain Gorillas
by Richard Sobol
Informational 1 180
One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest
by Jean Craighead George
Informational 880
Jungle of Bones
by Ben Mikaelsen
Literature 770
The Monkey Howled at Midnight
by Zack Norris
Literature
Journey to the River Sea
by Eva Ibbotson
Literature 860
Animal Poems of the Iguazú: Animalario del Iguazú
by Francisco X. Alarcón
Literature
Jaguar
by Roland Smith
Literature 690
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal
by Margarita Engle
Literature

Module 3

Texts to Buy

Texts that need to be procured. Please download the Trade Book List for procurement guidance.


Text Quantity ISBNs
Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America
by Sharon Robinson
1 per student
ISBN: 9780439425926

Recommended texts for independent reading

Optional texts for students to read on their own to learn more about the topic. You can also download a PDF of this list.

Text Genre Lexile Measure
Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues
by Matt Tavares
Informational 820
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
by Tanya Lee Stone
Informational 980
Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America’s Game
by Chris Crowe
Literature 690
Becoming Joe DiMaggio
by Maria Testa
Poetry
Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali
by Charles R. Smith Jr.
Poetry
Game, Set, Match, Champion Arthur Ashe
by Crystal Hubbard
Informational 960
Silent Running: Our Family’s Journey To The Finish Line With Autism
by Robyn K. Schneider
Informational
Let Me Play: The Story Of Title IX: The Law That Changed The Future Of Girls In America
by Karen Blumenthal
Informational 1 140
America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle
by David A. Adler
Informational 580
John Tortes “Chief” Meyers: A Baseball Biography
by William A. Young
Informational
Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer
by Bill Wise
Informational 920
Catching The Moon: The Story Of A Young Girl’s Baseball Dream
by Crystal Hubbard
Informational 760
Something To Prove: The Great Satchel Paige Vs. Rookie Joe DiMaggio
by Robert Skead
Informational 800
Game Changer: John Mclendon And The Secret Game
by John Coy
Informational 1 170
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman
by Kathleen Krull
Informational 730
Babe Conquers the World: The Legendary Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
by Rich Wallace & Sandra Neil Wallace
Informational 930
Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion
by Russell Freedman
Informational 1 060
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
by Jen Bryant
Informational 610
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
by Laurie Ann Thompson
Informational 770
A Boy and a Jaguar
by Alan Rabinowitz
Informational 670
Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza
by J.L. Powers
Informational
My Name Is Blessing
by Eric Walters
Literature 630
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
by Kadir Nelson
Informational 900
Henry Aaron’s Dream
by Matt Tavares
Informational 920
Knockout!: A Photobiography of Boxer Joe Louis
by George Sullivan
Informational 830
Baseball Saved Us
by Ken Mochizuki
Literature 550
Barbed Wire Baseball: How One Man Brought Hope to the Japanese Internment Camps of WWII
by Marisa Moss
Literature 800
Free Minds and Hearts at Work
by Jackie Robinson
Autobiography
Jim Abbott
by Rick Swain
Biography

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