• RL1: QUOTING accurately from the text/Drawing INFERENCES

    RL2: Determine THEME of a story, drama or poem; SUMMARIZE the text

    RI2: Determining 2 or more MAIN IDEAS from an informational text; SUMMARIZE  the text

    RI3: Explain RELATIONSHIP between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in historical, scientific or technical text

    RL3: COMPARE/CONTRAST  two or more characters, settings or events in a story or drama

    RL4: Determine the MEANING of WORDS, phrases as they are used in a text; FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE


  • 5W3: Write NARRATIVES to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive , and clear event sequences.

    a. Orient the reader by ESTABLISH A SITUATION and INTRODUCING a NARRATOR and/or CHARACTERS; ORGANIZE an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

    b. Use narrative techniques, such as DIALOGUE, DESCRIPTION, and PACING, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

    c. Use a variety of TRANSITIONAL WORDS, PRHASES, and CLAUSES to manage the sequence of events.

    d. Use concrete words and phrases and SENSORY DETAILS to convey experiences and events precisely.

    e. Provide a CONCLUSION that follows from the narrated experiences or events

Language and Speaking

  • 5L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

    a. Explain the function of CONJUCTIONS, PREPOSITIONS, and INTERJECTIONS in general and their function in particular sentences.

     b. Form and use the PERFECT (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) VERB aspects.

    c. Use verb tense and aspect to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.


    5L3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

    a. EXPAND, COMBINE, and REDUCE SENTENCES for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.


    5L4: 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.

    a. Use CONTEXT (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a CLUE to the meaning of a word or phrase.

    b. Use common, grade-appropriate GREEK and LATIN AFFIXES and ROOTS as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis)


    SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    c. POSE and RESPOND to specific QUESTIONS by making comments that CONTRIBUTE TO THE DISCUSSION and elaborate on the remarks of others.

    d. Review the key ideas expressed and DRAW CONCLUSIONS in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions

    SL4: 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