5th Grade

1.) Demonstrate reading vocabulary knowledge, including recognition of multiple-meaning words.

2.) Use a range of strategies, including drawing conclusions such as opinions about characters based on their actions and summarizing passages, to comprehend fifth-grade recreational reading materials in a variety of genres.

3.) Recognize the use and effect of literary elements and devices, including setting, character traits, stated purpose, metaphors, and simple symbolism to gain information from various text formats, including tables and charts.
4.) Use a wide range of strategies and skills, including using text features to gain meaning, summarizing passages, and drawing conclusions, to comprehend fifth-grade informational and functional reading materials

5.) Compare the genre characteristics of autobiographies, biographies, and historical fiction, including multicultural literature.
6.) Use text features, including indexes, tables, and appendixes, to guide interpretation of expository texts.
7.) Compose expository texts using an introductory paragraph that includes a main idea; supporting paragraphs with a minimum of three reasons, explanations, or steps in a process; and a conclusion.
8.) Express meaning through writing varied sentence structure, detailed paragraphs, and multi-paragraph compositions in an organized manner.
9.) Apply mechanics in writing, including capitalization of first word in a direct quotation and use of punctuation, including quotation marks and comma with direct quotations, colon to introduce a list, and commas after introductory words, with a noun of direct address, and in a compound sentence.
10.) Demonstrate knowledge of grammar and usage concepts, including subject-verb agreement with a compound subject; present, past, and future verb tenses; forms of adjectives; forms of nouns; and subject, object, and possessive pronouns.

11.) Use search strategies in the research process to identify reliable current resources and computer technology to locate information.
12.) Demonstrate eye contact, articulation, and appropriate voice intonation with expository presentations.
13.) Apply strategies of a skillful listener, including maintaining eye contact, attending to the listening task, and assigning meaning to the message.

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