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5th Grade

What Your Child Will Learn in Fifth Grade:

CCSS Strands Standards
Reading:Literature/Informational Text
  • Identify key ideas and details such as drawing inferences, summarizing, and analyzing the plot.
  • Recognize craft and structure such as word choice and author’s point of view.
  • Integrate knowledge and ideas by comparing and contrasting.
  • Read a range of texts of various levels of text complexity.
Foundational Skills
  • Understand print concepts.
  • Show phonological awareness.
  • Use phonics in word recognition.
  • Read with fluency.
  • Write a variety of text types and for a variety of purposes.
  • Produce and distribute writing.
  • Research to build and present knowledge (integrating technology).
Speaking and Listening
  • Comprehend and collaborate.
  • Present knowledge and ideas.
  •  Use the conventions of Standard English.
  • Acquire and use vocabulary.

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