• What is my 5th grader learning this year?

    In fifth grade, students broaden and deepen their understanding of informational and litereary text.  Students reflect on their skills and adjust their comprehension and vocabulary strategies to become better readers.  Students discuss, reflect, and respond, using evidence from text, to a wide variety of literary genres and informational text.  Students read for pleasure, choosing books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme, or author.
    EALR 1:  The student understands and uses different skills and strategies to read.
    Component 1.2: use vocabulary (word meaning) strategies to comprehend text.
    1.2.1: Understand and apply dictionary skills and other reference skills.
    1.2.2:  Apply a variety of strategies to comprehend words and ideas in complex text.
    Component 1.3:  Build vocabulary through wide reading.
    1.3.1:  Understand and apply new vocabulary.
    1.3.2:  Understand and apply content/academic vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text.
    Component .4:  Apply word recognition skills and strategies to read fluently.
    1.4.2:  Apply fluency to enhance comprehension
    1.4.3:  Apply different reading rates to match text.
    EALR 2:  The student understands the meaning of what is read.
    Component 2.1:  Demonstrate evidence of reading comprehension.
    2.1.3:  Apply comprehension monitoring strategies before, during, and after reading: determine importance using theme, main idea, and supporting details in grade-level informational/expository text and/or literary/narrative text.
    2.1.4:  Apply comprehension monitoring strategies before, during, and after reading: use prior knowledge.
    2.1.5:  Apply comprehension monitoring strategies before, during, and after reading: predict and infer from grade-level text.
    2.1.6: Apply comprehension monitoring strategies to understand fiction, nonfiction, informational text, and task-orientd text: monitor for meaning, create mental images, and generate and answer questions.
    2.1.7: Apply comprehension monitoring strategies during and after reading: summarize grade-level informational/expository text and literary/narrative text.
    Component 2.2: Understand and apply knowledge of text components to comprehend text.
    2.2.1:  apply understanding of time, order, and /or sequence to comprehend text.
    2.2.2:  Apply understanding of printed and electronic text features to locate information and comprehend text.
    2.2.3:  Understand and analyze story elements.
    2.2.4:  Apply understanding of text organizational structures.
    Component 2.3:  Expand comprehension by analyzing, interpreting, and synthesizing information and ideas in literary and informational text.
    2.3.1:  Analyze informational/expository text and literary/narrative text for similarities and differences and cause and effect relationships.
    2.3.2:  Analyze sources for information appropriate to a specific topic or for a specific purpose.
    2.3.3:  Understand a function (which makes the sotry more interesting) of literary devices.
    Component 2.4:  Think critically and analyze author's use of language, style, purpose, and perspective in informational and literary text.
    2.4.2:  Analyze and author's style of writing, including language choice, achieves the author's purpose and influences and audience.
    2.4.3:  Analyze text for fact and opinion.
    2.4.4:  Analyze the author's effectiveness for different audiences.
    2.4.5:  Understand how to extend information beyond the text to another text or to a broader idea or concept by generalizing.
    2.4.6:  Understand ideas and concepts in multiple texts.
    2.4.7:  Understand author's perspective
      Social Studies
    *Research multiple perspectives to take a position on a public or historical issue in a paper or presentation.
    *Engage others in discussions that attempt to clarify and address multiple viewpoints on public issues based on key ideals.
    *Understand how essential questions define the significance of researching an issue or event.
    *Evaluates the relevance of facts used in forming a position on an issue or event.
    *Understand the purpose of documents and the concepts used in them.
    *Understands that significant historical events in the United States have implications for current decisions and influence the future.
    *Analyzes the multiple causes of chagne and conflict in the U.S. History.
    *Analyzes the multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events in U.S. History.
    *Understands how technology and ideas have affected the way people live and change their values, beliefs, and attitudes.
    *Analyzes how people from various cultural groups have shaped U.S. Hisotry.
    *Understands and analyzes how individuals caused change in U.S. History.
    *Understands and creates timelines to show how historical events are caused by other important events.
    *Understands and analyzes the impact of the European colonists' movement to the Americas on the land and the indigenous peoples.
    *Understands the physical and cultural characteristics of the thirteen colonies.
    *Constructs and uses maps to show and analyze information about European settlement in the Americas.
    *Understands the impact of the British government on the economy of the thirteen colonies.
    *Understands how trade affected the economy of the thirteen colonies.
    *Analyzes the costs and benefits of decisions colonists made to meet their needs and wants.
    *Understands the key ideals of liberty and patriotism as outlined in the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and other fundamental documents.
    *Evaluates how a public issue is related to constitutional rights and the common good.
    *Understands the organization of the U.S. Government.
    *Understands the function of the U.S. Government.
    *Understands that civic participation involves being informed about how public issues are related to rights and responsibilities.

Last Modified on December 15, 2008