K-12 Grade Levels

Grade 05

5th Grade logoThe 5th Grade ELA BPS-prioritized standards were selected to equip your child to become a master of reading and writing!

Fifth grade is a year where your child will truly become a master of reading and writing! They'll tackle challenging vocabulary using their knowledge of syllables and word parts, unlocking a wider world of literature and informational texts.  Get ready for some deep thinking –– your child will become an expert at drawing inferences from stories and articles, using evidence from the text to support their ideas.  They'll master summarizing both fiction and non-fiction, and analyze how authors use different literary tools to create meaning.  This year's writing adventures will be epic!  Your child will craft clear and organized essays with strong introductions, multiple supporting paragraphs, and impactful conclusions.  They'll explore even more complex sentence structures, confidently using a variety of parts of speech to express themselves with precision and creativity.  By the end of the year, you'll be amazed by their ability to analyze complex texts, identify themes, and craft powerful arguments –– all signs of a well-rounded reader and writer ready to take on any challenge!

Note: Standards Identifiers auto-link to popup a detailed description and links to Proficiency Scales with Prioritized Standards Identifiers being highlighted a sky-blue.

ELA-05.F (F) Foundations of Literacy

  • standards are mastered in first grade.
  • standards are mastered in first grade.
  • ELA-05.F.08    Decode words using the combined knowledge of syllabication patterns and morphology in context and out of context:*
  • ELA-05.F.09    Encode words using the combined knowledge of syllabication patterns and morphology in context and out of context:*
  • ELA-05.F.10    Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases, choosing from a range of strategies with varying texts.
  • ELA-05.F.11    Acquire and use grade-level vocabulary, clarifying the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases in the text, choosing from a range of strategies.
  • ELA-05.F.12    Read accurately and automatically a variety of fifth-grade texts with expression, phrasing, purpose, and understanding.*
  • ELA-05.F.13 is mastered in second grade.
  • ELA-05.F.14    Write multiple organized paragraphs that include a topic sentence, multiple supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence.*

ELA-05.C (C) Communication

  • ELA-05.C.01    Organize and present information as an individual and group for a formal and informal audience.
  • ELA-05.C.02    Present ideas using proper eye contact, body language, and volume in formal and informal situations.
  • ELA-05.C.03 is a K-2 standard.
  • ELA-05.C.04    Use grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases.
  • ELA-05.C.05 begins in sixth grade.
  • ELA-05.C.06    Engage in a range of discussions using active listening skills, posing and responding to specific questions to clarify information.
  • ELA-05.C.07    Engage collaboratively to accomplish a common goal or purpose.

ELA-05.R (R) Reading

  • ELA-05.R.01    Comprehend information during and after listening to a grade-level text.*
  • ELA-05.R.02    Make inferences drawn from the text during and after reading a variety of genres, literary, and informational texts.*
  • ELA-05.R.03a    Summarize an informational text or passage, stating the main idea(s) and providing supporting details.*
  • ELA-05.R.03b    Summarize a story by including major story elements after reading a literary text.*
  • ELA-05.R.04    Determine a claim or theme based on textual evidence.*
  • ELA-05.R.05    Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases within a text.*
  • ELA-05.R.06    Describe the structure of informational texts:
  • ELA-05.R.07    Determine how literary devices contribute to the meaning of a text:*
  • ELA-05.R.08    Analyze a variety of fiction and poetry texts.
  • ELA-05.R.09    Integrate information from several texts or media on the same informational topics.

ELA-05.Wr (Wr) Writing

  • ELA-05.Wr.01    Produce clear writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to the task, purpose, or audience.*
  • ELA-05.Wr.02    Write using an organizational structure incorporating an introductory paragraph, multiple paragraphs (body), and a concluding section appropriate to the task.*
  • ELA-05.Wr.03    Write organized, informative pieces that include factual details on the topic.
  • ELA-05.Wr.04    Write organized argumentative pieces on a topic using evidence to support the claim.
  • ELA-05.Wr.05    Use narrative techniques (e.g., dialogue, description, pacing) to write pieces that describe a well-elaborated real or imagined event in a sequence that unfolds naturally.
  • ELA-05.Wr.06    Develop and strengthen writing utilizing the five steps appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELA-05.Wr.07    Write with intentional word choice that integrates emotion or figurative language to create a mood for the reader.
  • ELA-05.wL.01    Compose simple, compound, and complex sentences.*
  • ELA-05.wL.02    Recognize and use previous grade levels' parts of speech in simple, compound, and complex sentences.*

ELA-05.IR (IR) Inquiry and Research

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  • ELA-05.IR.01    Choose a topic of interest and develop a focus question for research.
    ELA-05.IR.02    Locate relevant information from a pair of provided, credible sources.
    ELA-05.IR.03    Use organizational tools and notetaking strategies to track relevant information from a provided pair of credible sources on a topic.
    ELA-05.IR.04    Identify facts and multiple perspectives from credible sources.
    ELA-05.IR.05    Cite and reference sources with a bibliography page using an approved citation format to avoid plagiarism.