Grade 5

Language Arts

In Language Arts Grade 5, students will engage in a variety of topics as they explore the world of reading and writing. Students will put their skills to work as they learn all about word construction, cursive writing, spelling, context clues, vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar, and the writing process. They will write narratives, informational, and opinion essays. In this course, students will participate in engaging lessons that include interactives, informational and literature texts, graphic organizers, videos, and various practice activities. Topics vary from trains and tractors to adventure stories about gold to novels about superheroes. Students will embark on a learning adventure from state to state in this “Road Trip Across the United States” themed course.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Apply strategies for context clues and spelling
  • Use legible cursive writing
  • Use story details to make inferences and explain what the text says explicitly
  • Recognize explicit vs. implicit information
  • Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story
  • Use story details to summarize and determine the theme
  • Use different strategies to determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases
  • Use verb phrases and tenses
  • Use nouns as subjects and objects
  • Use the writing process to write an informative, narrative, and opinion text
  • Use Greek and Latin affixes to read and determine the meaning of unknown words
  • Use strategies to spell words correctly
  • Determine the main idea and supporting details
  • Summarize a text
  • Describe relationships and explain how information is related in historical, scientific, and technical texts
  • Formatting titles
  • Form compound-complex sentences
  • Use the writing process to write an opinion, narrative, and informative text
  • Use information from text features and multimedia elements to answer or solve a problem
  • Integrate information from multiple sources
  • Explain how authors use reasons and evidence to support his or her points
  • Use participial phrases as modifiers
  • Recognize run-ons and sentence fragments
  • Use appositives
  • Understand dialect
  • Use interjections
  • Learn to correct misused pronouns and verbs
  • Write text-based responses
  • Use transition words
  • Recognize double negatives
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