Grade 5 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 2


In this lesson students set up their glossaries at the back of their journal. This is in effect a vocabulary notebook for the module. Students will keep important unfamiliar words, both general academic vocabulary and domainspecific science words. (Note that many actual glossaries heavily emphasize domain-specific terms, but students’ glossaries have two sections, in order to purposely include a specific academic vocabulary glossary). Students will start from the last page of their journals and work their way back to the front, in order to have plenty of room to add many words throughout module.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details;...
RI.5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant...
RI.5.5 Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/...

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