Summer Camp Programming

Planning and Instruction Fifth Grade

Inquiring Minds Need YOU!

The Comprehension Clubs provide a convenient framework for a two week summer programming that engages students in reading, writing, and accountable talk. The passion for learning and inquisitive spirit will come from you! Be thinking of ways that you can extend learning by placing students' questions, ideas, and observations at the center of the learning experience.

Fifth Grade: It Takes a Leader

Throughout history, there have been people who have led the way - changing the ay others think and live. What makes a great leader, and how do leaders effect change?


The well-researched biographical works in this unit invite students to look back at different times in history to explore the qualities that make a leader successful-or unsuccessful.

Included are five interactive Read-Alouds (pictured below) and corresponding teaching cards.

Each teaching card contains:


  • book summary
  • author note
  • overview of key understandings
  • suggested stopping points to elicit students' analysis
  • notable text features
  • support/vocabulary
  • connection to book clubs
  • assessment options
  • scaffolding and extension opportunities