Reading Literature

  • Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

  • Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.

  • Determine the meaning of words and prhases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

  • Explain how a series of chapters, scenes or stanzas fit together to provide the overall structure of a particular sotry, drama, or poem.

  • Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

  • Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text.

  • Compare and contrast stories in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

  • Read and comprehend literature of appropriate complexity.

Reading Informational Text

  • Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences.

  • Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details.

  • Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical scientific, or technical text, based on specific information.

  • Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specifc words and phrases in a text relevant to agrade 5 topic or subject area.

  • Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

  • Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

  • Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

  • Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence supports which points.

  • Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

  • Read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Foundational Skills

  • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


  • Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequence.

  • Use technolgy to produce and publish.

  • Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.

  • Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge thorugh investigation of different aspects of a topic.

  • Recall relevant information from experience or gather relevant information from print or digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.

  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

  • Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline spcific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Speaking and Listening

  • Engage effectively in a range from group discussions with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

  • Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

  • Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

  • Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

  • Adapt speech to a variety of contexts, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

Language Standards

  • Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage.

  • Demonstrate command of English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

  • Clarify the meanig of unknown and multiple meaing words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly froma range of strategies.

  • Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances, in word meanings.

  • Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships.

  • Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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