Grade 5 E.L.A.

Grade 5 E.L.A.

English Language Arts Grade 5


By the end of fifth grade, students who are making adequate progress in literacy are able to:


5.1 Become familiar with 8 parts of speech: noun, verb, pronoun, adverb, adjective, conjunction, interjection, and preposition

5.2 Become familiar with dictionary skills and context clues to understand vocabulary

5.3 Know the main idea of a story and make predictions

5.4 Read a variety of genre

5.5 Read and learn meanings of words using the glossary

5.6 Skim materials to get a general overview or locate specific information

5.7 Recognize fiction versus non-fiction

5.8 Know the main idea of a story versus details of a story

5.9 Know the setting of a story


5.1 Become familiar with writing an original, persuasive, and descriptive essay

5.2 Become familiar with writing 7 sections of an autobiography

5.3 Become familiar with the writing process – brainstorming, planning, drafting, proofreading, editing, and publishing

5.4 Produce a 16-page book with illustrations and have it published in a hard cover text – using the writing process. 

5.5 Become familiar with Readers’ Theatre production

5.6 Become familiar with corresponding with a Pen Pal in another town

5.7 Writing pieces will be selected and organized into a Middle School Portfolio, including a Table of Contents.

Listening & Speaking:

5.1 Become familiar with taking organized notes on a listening passage and apply the information to answer extended response questions

5.2 Become familiar presenting an organized report to the class

5.3 Become familiar with presenting Readers’ Theatre

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