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     Here is what we will be learning in Reading and Language Arts this year!
             First Nine Weeks

     5.RL.1a - I can identify evidence from the text to support my answers.

    5.RL.4a - I can determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

    5.RL.6 -  I can evaluate how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences events in a story.

    5.RL.10b. - I can read and comprehend a variety of literature independently.

    5.RL.2a. - I can determine 2 or more main ideas of a text.

    5.RIT.4. - I can demonstrate my knowledge of grade level vocabulary words.

    5.RF. 4. - Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

    5.RF.4a. - Read grade‐level text with purpose and understanding.

    5.RF.4c. - Use context to confirm or self‐correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

    5.W.2d. - Use precise language and domain‐specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

    5.W.3. - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

    5.W.3a. - Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

    5.SL.1.-  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one‐on‐one, in groups, and teacher‐led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others_ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    5.SL.1a - Come to discussions prepared having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

    5.SL.1b - Follow agreed‐upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

    5.C.1b. - Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.

    5.C.1c - Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.

    5.C.1d - Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.

    5.C.2a. - Use punctuation to separate items in a series.

    5.C.2b - Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.

    5.C.2c - Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It’s true, isn’t it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).

    5.V.4a. - Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

    5.V.4c. - Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.


    Second Nine Weeks

    5.RL.1b - I can analyze evidence from the text to make inferences.

    5.RL.2a - I can determine the theme of multiple genres using details from the text.

    5.RL.2b - I can evaluate how a character will respond to challenges in a text.

    5.RL.2d - I can summarize a text.

    5.RL.3 - I can compare and contrast story elements in a text.

    5.RL.7 - I can investigate how multimedia components (parts: pictures, sounds, graphic sources, and other multimedia) help me understand and appreciate the text.

    5.RL.9 - I can compare and contrast topics and story elements from 2 or more books of the same genre.

    5.RL.10d - I can increasingly recognize a wider range of context clues to help make connections.

    5.RIT.1 - I can evaluate evidence from the text to support my answers and make inferences.

    5.RIT.2b - I can explain how key ideas support the main idea.

    5.RIT.2c - I can summarize the text.

    5.RIT.3a - I can describe the connections between 2 or more people, events, or ideas within historical, scientific, and technical texts. (K)

    5.RIT.3b - I can analyze specific information in the text to support the connections between 2 or more people, events or ideas.

    5.RIT.5 - I can compare and contrast structure of the text.

    5.W.1a - I can introduce my topic clearly, state my opinion and write my ideas in a logical order to support my purpose.

    5.W.1b - I can provide logically ordered reasons that supported by facts and details.

    5.W.2a - I can introduce my topic clearly, establish a focus, and group my information in like paragraphs including multimedia elements to aid understanding.

    5.W.2b - I can develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details/examples, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

    5.W. 3b - I can incorporate narrative techniques such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

    5.W.3c - I can use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.

    5.W.3d - I can use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

    5.W.3e - I can provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

    5.W.4 - I can write clearly and understandably for a given task, purpose, and audience.

    5.W.5 - I can use multiple strategies to develop high quality writing.

    5.W. 7 - I can do short research projects using several sources to investigate different aspects of my defined topic.

    5.SL.1c - I can pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.

    5.SL.1d - I can review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

    5.SL.2a - I can summarize a written text that is read aloud.

    5.SL.2b - I can summarize information presented from diverse media formats that include visuals, graphs, charts, and oral presentations.

    5.SL.5 - I can include multimedia components to enhance my presentations.

    5.SL.6 - I can adapt, change, or alter my speech for different purposes or audiences.

    5.C.1a - I can explain the functions of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections independently and within sentences.

    5.C. 1e - I can use correlative conjunctions (such as either/or, neither/nor).

    5.C. 2d - I can use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate title of works.

    5.C.3a - I can expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.

    5.V. 4b - I can use Greek and Latin root (base) words and affixes (prefixes, suffixes) to determine word meaning or phrases.

    5.V. 5c - I can use word relationships to better understand each word individually.


    Third Nine Weeks

    5.RL.2c - I can analyze how a speaker in a poem reflects on a topic.

    5.RL.4b - I can interpret similes and metaphors within a text. (R) I will recognize the comparison of two unlike things using like or as is a simile.

    5.RL.5 - I can determine relationships between the parts of a text to the passage as a whole.

    5.RL. 10a - I can independently distinguish between types of literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry.

    5.RIT. 6 - I can compare and contrast different points of view of the same event or topic.

    5.RIT. 7 - I can interpret multimedia text to answer questions and solve problems.

    5.RFS.3 - I can decode words using grade level phonics and word analysis strategies.

    5.RFS.4b - Read grade‐level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.

    5.W.1c - I can link my opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (i.e. consequently, specifically, therefore, etc).

    5.W.1d - I can provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

    5.W.2c - I can use key words, phrases, and clauses to link ideas within my writing.

    5.W.2e - I can provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

    5.W.6 - I can use a variety of technology to create and publish my writing.

    5.SL.3 - I can summarize a speaker’s viewpoint and evaluate with reasoning and evidence.

    5.SL.4 - I can speak clearly and logically using details when giving a report or expressing my opinion.

    5.C.1 - I can demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

    5.C.3b - I can compare and contrast the varieties of English (dialects, registers, etc.) used in stories, dramas, poems.

    5.V.5a - I can interpret meanings of figurative language (similes and metaphors) in context.

    5.V.5b - I can recognize and explain meanings of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

    5.V.6 - I can identify and use grade appropriate words correctly.


    Fourth Nine Weeks

    5.RL.10c - I can read independently and comprehend challenging texts at the higher end of grades 4‐5 by the Reading standards.

    5.RL.10e - I can comprehend what I’ve read at my level with little explanation or assistance.

    5.RIT.8 - I can give explanations about how an author uses proof to support a point.

    5.RIT.9 - I can combine different sources about the same topic and write and speak about the topic.

    5.RIT.10 - I can by the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

    5.FS.3 - I can decode words using grade level phonics and word analysis strategies.

    5.W.8 - I can use my own experience, print, and digital sources to gather and synthesize my information for a written work.

    5.W.9a - I can analyze the different components of a story to support my analysis and reflection.

    5.W.9b - I can analyze the author’s craft (words, phrases, multimedia, etc.) in informational texts to support my analysis, reflections, and research.

    5.W.10 - I can tackle any writing assignment, big or small, that my teachers throw at me.

    5.C.2e - I can spell grade‐appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.

    5.C.3 - I can use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

    5.V.4 - I can 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.

     Choose an Idiom to dress up as!   See if we can guess which one you are?
    1.  Burn the Candle at Both Ends
    2.  Butterflies in the Stomach
    3.  Head in the Clouds
    4.  The Last Straw
    5.  Back to Square One
    6.  Smarty Pants
    7.  A Chip on Your Shoulder
    8.  A Goody 2 Shoes
    9.  A Bee in Your Bonnet
    10.  Eyes in the Back of Your Head
    11.  One-Track Mind
    12.  Once in a Blue Moon
    13.  Open a Can of Worms
    14.  Out on a Limb
    15.  Over the Hill
    16.  Ants in Your Pants
    17.  Raining Cats and Dogs
    18.  Frog in Your Throat
    19.  3 Peas in a Pod
    20.  Birds of a Feather Flock Together
    21.  Let the Cat out of the Bag
    22.  Catch more Flies with  honey than with Vinegar
    23.  Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve
    24.  Turn over a New Leaf
    25.  Too Big for Your Britches
    26.  Taken with a Grain of Salt
    27.  Spill the Beans
    28.  Smell like a Rose
    29.   A Stuffed Shirt
    30.  Sweep You off Your Feet
    31.  Trip the Light Fantastic
    32.  With Flying Colors
    33.  The Real McCoy
    34.  A Red-Letter Day
    35.  Shoe is on the Other Foot
    36.  Took the Cake