We have finished our journey through the woods. At her home, Grandma tells her grandchild a story about a wand. Using Grade 5 Common Core reading standards, students will read the 350+ word story and complete a multiple-choice quiz to continue the journey. For formative assessment, students can highlight textual evidence from the passage to support their answer choices. It can certainly apply to other grade levels, as with many of our lessons.

Teachers, your answer key includes the quiz answers as well as a version of the passage with highlighted textual evidence for whole-group review.

Teacher Tip: If you plan to have students play Making Camp, make sure you have their usernames and passwords set up.

Lesson Plan Overview

The brief overview below has the standards listed on the first slide as well as an intro to the two assignments your students will complete. PPTX and PDF files enclosed.

Story, Quiz and Answers

The passage is 350+ words and the quiz has four questions with a separate answer key. Choose from either a docx or a PDF version.

Student Engagement

If you’re looking for a Native American-themed game, try Making Camp Ojibwe, which has some features available to play on the web with a username and password. To get the full game, see the Making Camp Premium site.

Standards Addressed

GRADE 5 Reading Standards in Literature and Foundational Skills

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2 Determine a story’s theme from text details, such as how characters respond to challenges; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters or events in a story, drawing on specific details in the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

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