Academic standards list

Grade 5 — English Language Arts & Literacy

Introduction

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Reading: Literature

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL
 
Key Ideas and Details
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
 
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters
 
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
 
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
 
Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of
 
(RL.5.8 not applicable to literature)
 
Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
 
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity
 

Reading: Informational Text

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI
 
Key Ideas and Details
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
 
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text
 
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information
 
Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
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
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of

Reading: Foundational Skills

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF
 
Phonics and Word Recognition
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
     There are 1 components within this standard.
 
Fluency
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
     There are 3 components within this standard.

Writing

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W
 
Text Types and Purposes
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
     There are 4 components within this standard.
 
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
     There are 5 components within this standard.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
     There are 5 components within this standard.
 
Production and Distribution of Writing
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific
 
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new
 
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and
 
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
     There are 2 components within this standard.
Range of Writing
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two)
 

Speaking & Listening

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL
 
Comprehension and Collaboration
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and
     There are 4 components within this standard.
 
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.
 
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support
 
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas
 
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 5 Language standards 1
 

Language

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L
 
Conventions of Standard English
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
     There are 5 components within this standard.
 
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
     There are 5 components within this standard.
 
Knowledge of Language
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
     There are 2 components within this standard.
 
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a
     There are 3 components within this standard.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
     There are 3 components within this standard.
 
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition,
 
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