Macmillan McGraw-Hill
A Reading/Language-Arts Program
Story Content Resources

Grade 5


Oral Language Activities

Unit 1


American Legends (Story: Davy Crockett Saves the World)
Forests and Great Trees (Story: Time For Kids: Forests of the World)
Exploring Space (Story: Ultimate Field Trip 5: Blasting Off to Space Academy)
School Contests (Story: Miss Alaineus)
Rescue Dogs (Story: Pipilo and the Roof Dogs)

Unit 2


People Helping Animals (Story: Shiloh)
Slithery Snakes! (Story: Rattlers!)
Remembering the Past (Story: Time For Kids: Maya Lin, Architect of Memory)
The Caribbean Islands (Story: The Night of San Juan)
Cowboys & Cowgirls (Story: Black Cowboy, Wild Horses)

Unit 3


The American Revolution (Story: Sleds on Boston Common)
The Right To Vote (Story: When Esther Morris Headed West)
Protecting the Environment (Story: Time For Kids: Beyond the Horizon)
Desert Habitats (Story: My Great-Grandmother's Gourd)
Into the Future (Story: Zathura)

Unit 4


Animal Defenses (Story: Carlos and the Skunk)
Trickster Tales (Story: The Catch of the Day, A Trickster Play)
Democracy (Story: Time For Kids: Getting Out the Vote)
Extreme Weather (Story: Hurricanes)
Civil Rights (Story: Goin' Someplace Special)

Unit 5


North and South Pole (Story: Spirit of Endurance)
Fantastic Foods (Story: Weslandia)
Learning from Nature (Story: Time For Kids: A Historic Journey)
Talking in Codes (Story: The Unbreakable Code)
Whales (Story: The Gri Gri Tree)

Unit 6


Fairy Tales (Story: The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring)
Camping Out (Story: Skunk Scout)
Improving Lives (Story: Time For Kids: A Dream Comes True)
Balloon Flight (Story: Up in the Air: The Story of Balloon Flight)
Scientists at Work (Story: Hidden Worlds)
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