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5th Grade Introduction

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Introduction to 5th Grade


Students in grade 5 extend their critical reading and writing skills to proficiently read grade-appropriate complex literature, informational text, and mixed media. Instruction focuses on use of text evidence, summarizing, paraphrasing, and engaging in collaborative conversation. Students analyze texts for literary elements with a focus on figurative language, author’s purpose, and structure. Students continue to practice the writing process by writing narrative, informative (grade level focus mode), and opinion pieces incorporating grade level grammar concepts such as sentence structure. Students expand their personal and academic vocabulary they can use in their writing and speaking by studying Greek and Latin roots and distinguishing among multiple meaning words in complex text. Students develop stamina for longer periods of independent reading and writing.


Objective Analysis
The 8 overarching standards are broken down into specific objectives. Each objective is analyzed with student actions, teacher actions, supporting resource(s), and teacher insights. Visit the Overview of Objective Analysis to learn about the purpose, layout, and design.

Student Proficiency Levels + Instructional Guidance

These proficiency levels describe student skill levels for each objective to help classroom teachers identify levels of student understanding. Beneath the proficiency levels, instructional guidance can be found for the developing, approaching, understanding, and deeper acquisition levels. 

Literacy Progressions

See how 25 major literacy skills develop throughout the course of a student's academic career, PK-12.

Engagement Strategies
Teachers can engage their students in literacy activities with these 18 strategies.

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