5th Grade Level Expectations
    Standard 1:
    Students read and understand a variety of materials.
    Fifth grade students will:
    1.1 monitor own comprehension and make modifications when understanding breaks down
    by rereading a portion, using reference aids, and using contextual information;
    1.2 summarize long text passages;
    1.3 draw inferences using contextual clues;
    1.4 compare and contrast different texts;
    1.5 select, use, monitor, and reflect upon appropriate strategies for different reading
    1.6 identify sequential order in expository text;
    1.7 use word recognition skills to understand unfamiliar words (for example, decoding
    multi-syllable words, affixes, root words);
    1.8 select appropriate definitions from the dictionary;
    1.9 use the pronunciation guide in the dictionary to correctly say unfamiliar words;
    1.10 paraphrase the key ideas in fiction and non-fiction;
    1.1 confirm meaning using context cues.
    Standard 2:
    Students write and speak for a variety of purposes and audiences
    Fifth grade students will:
    2.1 generate topics and develop ideas for a variety of writing and speaking purposes
    (for example, telling a story, publishing a class newsletter, writing a letter to an
    adult, writing or orally presenting a book report, creating and producing a play,
    introducing a speaker or an event, narrating a presentation);
    2.2 organize their writing so that there is an introduction, logical arrangement of
    ideas, and a conclusion;
    2.3 use transitions to link ideas;
    2.4 chose vocabulary that communicates their messages clearly and precisely;
    2.5 revise drafts by adding, elaborating, deleting, combining, and rearranging text;
    2.6 revise drafts for coherence, progression, and logical support;
    2.7 edit drafts for specific purposes such as to ensure standard usage, varied sentence
    structure, and appropriate word choice;
    2.8 create readable documents with legible handwriting or word processing at the
    appropriate time.
    Standard 3:
    Students write and speak using conventional grammar, usage, sentence
    structure, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
    Fifth grade students will:
    3.1 know and use regular and irregular plurals correctly;
    3.2 write in complete sentences varying the types such as compound and complex,
    and using appropriately punctuated dependent clauses;
    3.3 use adjectives (comparative and superlative forms) and adverbs appropriately;
    pronoun referents;
    3.4 know and use correct capitalization, punctuation, and abbreviations;
    3.5 know and use correct pronoun case.
    Standard 4:
    Students apply thinking skills to their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.
    Fifth grade students will:
    4.1 determine author's purpose;
    4.2 predict and draw conclusions about stories;
    4.3 differentiate between fact and opinion in written and spoken forms;
    4.4 use reading, writing, speaking, and listening to define and solve problems;
    4.5 respond to written and oral presentations as a reader, listener, and articulate
    4.6 use listening skills to understand directions.
    Standard 5:
    Students read to locate, select, and make use of relevant information from a variety of media, reference, and technological sources.
    Fifth grade students will:
    5.1 frame questions to direct research;
    5.2 organize prior knowledge about a topic in a variety of ways (for example, graphic
    organizer, Venn diagram, outline);
    5.3 take notes from relevant and authoritative sources (for example, guest speakers,
    periodicals, on-line searches);
    5.4 summarize and organize ideas gained from multiple sources in useful ways (for
    example, outlines, conceptual maps, learning logs, timelines);
    5.5 find information to support ideas;
    5.6 present information in various forms using available technology;
    5.7 evaluate own research and raise new questions for further investigation;
    5.8 follow accepted formats for writing research, including documenting sources.
    Standard 6:
    Students read and recognize literature as a record of human experience
    Fifth grade students will:
    6.1 read, respond to, and discuss a variety of novels, poetry, short stories, non-fiction, and
    6.2 read, respond to, and discuss literature that represents points of view from places,
    people, and events that are familiar and unfamiliar;
    6.3 identify and analyze elements of plot and characterization;
    6.4 identify the sound of poetry, including alliteration, assonance, consonance,
    onomatopoeia, and rhyme scheme;
    6.5 use knowledge of foreshadowing, metaphor, simile, and symbolism to understand the
    6.6 understand how figurative language supports meaning in a given context;
    6.7 identify characters, setting, problem/conflict, action/plot/events, resolution/solution,
    theme, mood/tone/atmosphere, and sequence in fiction.