K-12 Grade Levels

Grade 05

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Grade Level LogoIn 5th grade, your child will read widely and deeply from a range of high-quality, increasingly challenging fiction and nonfiction from diverse cultures and time periods. Building knowledge about subjects through research projects and responding analytically to literary and informational sources will be key to your child’s continuing success. Your child will write stories or essays that are several paragraphs long. By devoting significant time and effort to producing numerous written pieces over short and extended timeframes throughout the year, he or she also will gain control over many conventions of grammar, usage, and punctuation as well as learn ways to make himself or herself understood.

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ELA-05.RL Grade 5Reading Literature Strand

  • ELA-05.RL.01  Quote accurately using textual evidence when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text; summarize the text.
  • ELA-05.RL.02  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.
  • ELA-05.RL.03  Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
  • ELA-05.RL.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
  • ELA-05.RL.05  Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
  • ELA-05.RL.06  Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
  • ELA-05.RL.07  Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text.
  • ELA-05.RL.08  Not applicable to literature
  • ELA-05.RL.09  Compare and contrast stories in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
  • ELA-05.RL.10  By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, on grade level independently and proficiently.

ELA-05.RI Grade 5Reading Information Strand

  • ELA-05.RI.01  Quote accurately using textual evidence when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. Summarize the text.
  • ELA-05.RI.02  Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details.
  • ELA-05.RI.03  Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
  • ELA-05.RI.04  Determine the meaning of general academic and domain specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
  • ELA-05.RI.05  Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts
  • ELA-05.RI.06  Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
  • ELA-05.RI.07  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.
  • ELA-05.RI.08  Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence supports which point(s).
  • ELA-05.RI.09  Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
  • ELA-05.RI.10  By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, on grade level independently.

ELA-05.RF Grade 5Reading Foundational Skills Strand

  • ELA-05.RF.03  Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • ELA-05.RF.04  Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

ELA-05.W Grade 5Writing Strand

  • ELA-05.W.01  Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • ELA-05.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • ELA-05.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
  • ELA-05.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELA-05.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
  • ELA-05.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing using keyboarding skills/digital tools as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
  • ELA-05.W.07  Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • ELA-05.W.08  Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
  • ELA-05.W.09  Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

ELA-05.L Grade 5Language Strand

  • ELA-05.L.01  Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
  • ELA-05.L.02  Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
  • ELA-05.L.03  Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
  • ELA-05.L.04  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELA-05.L.05  Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-05.L.06  Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships.

ELA-05.SL Grade 5Speaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-05.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on other' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-05.SL.02  Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • ELA-05.SL.03  Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.
  • ELA-05.SL.04  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.
  • ELA-05.SL.05  Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
  • ELA-05.SL.06  Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 5th Grade

  • Summarizing the key details of stories, dramas, poems, and nonfiction materials, including their themes or main ideas
  • Identifying and judging evidence that supports particular ideas in an author’s argument to change a reader’s point of view
  • Integrating information from several print and digital sources to answer questions and solve problems
  • Writing opinions that offer reasoned arguments and provide facts and examples that are logically grouped to support the writer’s point of view
  • Writing stories, real or imaginary, that unfold naturally and developing the plot with dialogue, description, and effective pacing of the action
  • Coming to classroom discussions prepared, then engaging fully and thoughtfully with others (e.g., contributing accurate, relevant information; elaborating on the remarks of others; synthesizing ideas)
  • Reporting on a topic or presenting an opinion with his or her own words, a logical sequence of ideas, sufficient facts and details, and formal English when appropriate
  • Expanding, combining, and reducing sentences to improve meaning, interest, and style of writing
  • Building knowledge of academic words with an emphasis on those that signal a contrast in ideas or logical relationships, such as on the other hand, similarly, and therefore
  • Producing writing on the computer