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  • Identifying Anchor Texts from Treasures for the Universal Theme: RELATIONSHIPS
     
    By August 13, most Treasures selections below will have links to text complexity analysis Placemats. Many selections will also have one or more Lessons utilizing Text-Dependent Questions, to address the specific qualitative and quantitative text complexity features identified.
     
    The linked placemats and lessons were developed by teams of LAUSD teachers, and are intended as guides and starting points for teachers to adapt to the reader-and-task needs of their particular students. 
     

    GRADE LEVEL: 5
     

    Text Selection

     (Click to download Text Complexity Placemat & TDQ Lesson)

    Unit

     

     

    Week/Selection

     

     

    Pg. #

     

     

    Key points why it connects

     

     

    Text Structure/ Genre

     

     

    Other Connections

     

     

    Lunch Counter

     

     

    1

     

     

    Week 1/First Read

     

     

    6-8

     

     

    Understanding why is important to be an active citizen in our society and to take a stand on important issues

     

     

    Fiction

     

     

    Change

     

     

    Goin Someplace Special Placemat

     

     

    1

     

     

    Week 1Main Selection

     

     

     10-24

     

     

    Interdependence between the grandmother and Tricia -responsibility between relationship with the environment and others

     

     

    Historical Fiction

     

     

    Cause-Effect

     

     

    Through My Eyes

     

     

    1

     

     

    Week 1/Paired Selection

     

     

     28-30

     

     

    Understanding why is important to be an active citizen in our society and to take a stand on important issues

     

     

    Autobiography/

     

     

    Nonfiction

     

     

    Change

     

     

    A Real Survivor

     

     

    1

     

     

    Week 2/First Read

     

     

     37-37

     

     

    Connection between mom and son to go out of their way assist an injured hawk to ensure the animal gets the care it needs to survive

     

     

    Fiction

     

     

    Change

     

     

    Shiloh Placemat 

     

     

    1

     

     

    Week 2 Main Selection

     

     

    39-51

     

     

    Interdependence between the family and the dog to be able to protect the animal from his original owner.  The young boy is creative in his action to maintain the dog at home.

     

     

    Realistic Fiction

     

     

     

     

     

     Maya Lin Placemat

     

     

    1

     

     

    Week 3/Main Selection

     

     

     64-67

     

     

    Maya Lin designed four memorials depicting the struggles in society that resulted in the deaths of American people. These four memorials all honor American history. These names carved and engraved on the memorials help people to remember the events and lessons of the past.

     

     

    Non-Fiction

     

     

     

     

     


    Night of San Juan Placemat 

     

     

    1

     

     

    Week 4/Main Selection

     

     

    76-86

     

     

    The young girls are reluctant to have a connection with the grandmother because they fear her and not allow their friend go to the beach with them to celebrate.  Once they meet the grandmother and have a conversation with her their connection becomes friendly.

     

     

    Fiction

     

     

     

     

     

    Sleds on Boston Common Placemat 

     

     

    1

     

     

    Week 5/ Main Selection

     

     

    101-117

     

     

    Soldiers occupying the common area disrupt the children's play.  Henry builds the courage to have a discussion with the General to allow the children to sled down hill.  The general gives the command to his troops makes room for the children to play in the hills and sled.

     

     

    Historical Fiction

     

     

    Cause and effect, change

     

     


     A Historic Journey Placemat

     
     
     

     

    2

     

     

    Week 2/ Main Selection

     

     

    162-173

     

     

    (NOT RELATIONSHIP) Lewis and Clark as explorers and scientists.  Through their explorations and well-documented travels we are able to learn how much change has happened.

     

     

    Non-Fiction Article

     

     

    Change, cause and effect

     

     


     Black Cowboy, Wild Horses Placemat

     

     

    2

     

     

    Week 3/ Main Selection

     

     

    174-201

     

     

    Story about Bob Lemons and his tracking of wild mustangs.  Set after the Civil War.  Speaks to him having respect for nature.  Can be read as a man/animal relationship

     

     

    Biography

     

     

    Relationship

     

     

    Davy Crockett Saves the World Placemat

     
     

     

    2

     

     

    Week 4/ Main Selection

     

     

    202-231

     

     

    (NOT RELATIONSHIP) Solving problems; pull the tail off of Halley's Comet

     

     

    Folklore/ Tall Tale

     

     

    Cause and effect

     

     

    When Ester Morris Headed West Placemat

     

     

    2

     

     

    Week 5/ Main Selection

     

     

    232-255

     

     

    Women should be able to vote and hold public office.

     

     

    Biography

     

     

    Change

     

     

    Golden Mare the Firebird and the Magic Ring Placemat

     

     

    3

     

     

    Week 2/Main Selection

     

     

    298-315

     

     

    Alexi’s need to impress the Tsar and to feel important and gets him in trouble because he is only thinking of himself.  As Alexi connects with others does good deeds then his troubles go away.

     

     

    Fairy Tale

     

     

     

     

     

    Tricky Tales Author: Time for Kids placemat

     

     

    3

     

     

    Week 3/Main Selection

     

     

    328-330

     

     

    Connection between the storyteller, people and nature are conveyed through the stories and evolve a strong relationship

     

     

    Non-Fiction

     

     

     

     

     

    Blancaflor Placemat  

     

     

    3

     

     

    Week 4/Main Selection

     

     

    340-356

     

     

    Emotional connection between Blancaflor and prince defeated all obstacles in their journey for love and change the King’s feelings towards the prince

     

     

    Folktale

     

     

    Change

     

     

    Unbreakable Code Placemat 

     

    3

     

     

    Week 5/ Main Selection

     

     

    370-385

     

     

    Interdependence between the grandfather and grandson is makes them strong.  Grandfather's experience as a young boy affect the world around him and his emotional connection to his grandson

     

     

    Historical Fiction

     

     

     

     

     


    Spirit of Endurance Placemat

     

     

    4

     

     

    Week 1/ Main Selection

     

     

    402-429

     

     

    The Endurance expedition survival story.  Interdependence between Capt. and the crew

     

     

    Nonfiction

     

     

    Cause and effect shipwreck

     

     

    Ultimate Field Trip 5 Placemat

     

     

    4

     

     

    Week 2/ Main Selection

     

     

    430-453

     

     

    (NOT RELATIONSHIP) Kids Space Academy experience

     

     

    Nonfiction

     

     

     

     

     

    Heroes in Time of Need Placemat

     

     

    4

     

     

    Week 3/ Main Selection

     

     

    454-465

     

     

    (NOT RELATIONSHIP; although possibly man vs. nature and idea of bringing balance) Katrina disaster and children helping

     

     

    Nonfiction

     

     

    Cause and effect

     

     


     Zathura Placemat

     

     

    4

     

     

    Week 4/ Main Selection

     

     

    466-499

     

     

    A game comes to life.  Older brother rejects younger brother and relationship development

     

     

    Science Fiction

     

     

    Cause and effect (could also be relationship)

     

     

    Skunk Scout Placemat

     

     

    4

     

     

    Week 5/ Main Selection

     

     

    500-529

     

     

    **Relationship Brothers relationship about camping

     

     

    Realistic Fiction

     

     

     

     

     

    Hidden Worlds-Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope Placemat

     

     

    5

     

     

    Week 1/Main Selection

     

     

    545-555

     

     

    Micro organisms affect the environment and keep a balance in the world

     

     

    Nonfiction

     

     

    Change, Cause-Effect

     

     

    Rattlers Placemat

     

     

    5

     

     

    Week 2/ Main Selection

     

     

    566-577

     

     

    Interrelation between the rattle snakes and other animals in the wild assist in keeping a balance in the environment

     

     

    Nonfiction

     

     

    Cause and Effect

     

     

    Hurricanes

     

     

    5

     

     

    Week5/Main Selection

     

     

    626-637

     

     

    Understanding the power of Hurricanes and its impact on the environment can create sense of preparedness to make quick decision to take cover

     

     

    Nonfiction

     

     

    Cause-effect, change

     

     

     *Possible Options