Pink and Say (5th Grade)
Pink and Say (5th Grade)
Pink and Say (5th Grade)
Pink and Say (5th Grade)

Pink and Say (5th Grade)

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Pink and Say is a story written to tell the tale of two Civil War soldiers, Pinkus and Sheldon, who came across each other in a battlefield days after one of the deadliest battles in the Civil War. Both fighting for the Union, the boys Pinkus and Sheldon came together to share a friendship. This is a powerful story that will tug at your heartstrings. The module’s activities encourage students to think about how they can extend help to others.

Before you begin...

Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After- Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of an After-Reading lesson entitled Sign Language for you to preview. Each lesson is formatted on a Teacher Lesson Card so you have all the information you need at your fingertips when it’s time to deliver. 

This module contains the following Teacher Lesson Cards:

  • Ordinary People
  • North vs. South Sorting
  • Vocabulary Building
  • Converging Timelines
  • The Hand that Shook the Hand
  • Character Analysis
  • Poetic Language
  • Sign Language
  • Clara’s Helping Hands
  • Raise Your Hand

At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.

Standards Matrix

For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module. 

Key Vocabulary

Empathy, Equity, Tolerance, Diversity, Racism, Disobedience, Ownership, Freedom, Injustice

Note: This module is part of 5th Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.