English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade

Language - Conventions of Standard English


Subject and verb agreement and other grammar skills. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Informal Language

Informal language is mainly used between people who know each other well, or in relaxed and unofficial contexts. Informal language is mostly used while talking. we can also use informal language when we are writing such as writing a postcard to a family member or sending a text message to a friend or some business correspondences. Read more...iWorksheets: 3


Recognize, recall, and use basic elements of grammar to express ideas clearly. <br> Uses subject vs. object pronouns correctly (e.g., I vs. me). Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Parts of Speech

A Noun is a person, place, or thing. A Verb is a word that shows action or being. An Adjective describes a noun or a pronoun. A Pronoun takes the place of a noun. Examples of pronouns: he, she, it, they, them, me, we, I, you, us. Subject / Verb Agreement: the subject must agree with the verb in a sentence. Read more...iWorksheets: 9Study Guides: 1


What are Synonyms? Synonyms are words that have nearly the same meaning. What are Antonyms? Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1


What is a Verb? A Verb is a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence. The majority of verbs are regular and consistently use -ed and -en to form their simple past tense and past participles. Many verbs are irregular and follow no consistent pattern in creating their -ed and/or -en forms. Read more...iWorksheets: 4

Language - Vocabulary Acquisition

High Frequency Words I

High frequency words are quite simply those words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1

High Frequency Words II

What are High Frequency Words? High frequency words are words that you may come across often when reading. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1

Root Words

FreeWhat are Root Words? A root is the foundation on which the meaning of the word is built. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1


What is Vocabulary? Vocabulary is a list, collection, or group of words that are known by someone. Your vocabulary is all the words you know how to pronounce, what they mean, and how to use them in a sentence too. Your vocabulary includes many kinds of words such as adjectives, adverbs, synonyms, antonyms, and even homographs. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1

Reading Informational Text

Context Clues

The five types of Context Clues are: Example Clues (group of items in a category), Synonym Clues (similar meaning is in the text), Antonym Clues (opposite meaning is in the text), Direct Definition Clues (meaning is stated in the sentence) and Appositive Clues (meaning is set off by commas). Read more...iWorksheets: 3


FreeA fact is information that is known to be true; it is a certainty. A fact does not change from person to person. An opinion is a personal belief or idea. People do not always have the same beliefs or ideas. Read more...iWorksheets: 9Study Guides: 1

Labels/Captions for Graphics

Which caption is the best choice? Demonstrate knowledge of concepts of print. Employ pre-reading strategies to facilitate comprehension. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Literal/Inferential/Evaluative Questions

Literal questions have responses that are directly stated in the text. Evaluative questions require the reader to formulate a response based on their opinion. Answering inferential questions requires readers to search for context clues. The answer may also come from evidence and reasoning and not from an explicit statement in the text. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Reading Literature

Author's Purpose/Point of View

An author writes for many reasons, such as to inform, to entertain, or to persuade. Read more...iWorksheets: 10Study Guides: 1

Genre Characteristics

FreeA genre is a particular type of literature: Poetry, Drama, Letters, Advertisements, Historical Fiction, Biographies, Autobiographies. Read more...iWorksheets: 8Study Guides: 1

Literary Devices

What is Onomatopoeia? Onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like the word it is describing. What is a Hyperbole? Hyperbole is an exaggerated comparison. What is a Simile? Read more...iWorksheets: 9Study Guides: 1

Literary Genres

A literary genre is a category of literary composition. Genres may be determined by literary technique, tone, content, or length. Read more...iWorksheets: 4

Parts of a Book

Books contain several informational and important parts, including: Table of Contents, Index and Glossary Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Plot Features

A plot is the sequence of events that make up a story: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution/Denoument. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1

Text Features

What are Text Features? A text that you are reading may include a map, chart, or graph. These are features of the text that help you understand the information in the text more clearly. You may also see a map, chart, or graph by itself too. E.g., you may see a map in a park, which you can read to help figure out where you need to go. Read more...iWorksheets: 9Study Guides: 1

Reading: Foundational Skills

Cause and Effect

Cause and effect refers to the relationship between two events or occurrences. To put it simply, it is when one thing causes something else to happen. A cause is WHY something happens. An effect is WHAT happened as a result of something else. To find the cause, ask yourself: Why did this happen? To find the effect, ask yourself: What happened? Read more...iWorksheets: 9Study Guides: 1

Central Idea/Supporting Details

FreeIdentify central idea and supporting details. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Decoding Strategies

Decoding means to translate a message from a code into the original language or form. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Drawing Conclusions

A conclusion is a reasonable decision you make based on the facts and details given in a text. An author may not clearly state a certain fact in the text…so you may need to draw your own conclusion when reading to figure out what is being implied by the author. Drawing conclusions helps you better understand the reading. Read more...iWorksheets: 5Study Guides: 1

Drawing Inferences

What are Drawing Inferences? Drawing an inference is the act of drawing a logical conclusion based on the facts written in a text, a reader’s background knowledge, and a reader’s personal information. When reading, you can use clues in the story AND your experiences to make an inference about what you think is going on in a story. Read more...iWorksheets: 5Study Guides: 1

Main Idea

The main idea of a text is what the text is written about. The main idea of a paragraph, story, article, or other written text is the main theme, subject, or topic of that writing. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

Making Predictions

When you make a prediction, you make a reasonable guess about what is going to happen NEXT in the story. You should use the hints and clues the author writes in the story in order to make an educated prediction. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1


A prefix is a group of letters placed before a root word or another prefix creating a new word. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1


When you summarize you put the main idea of the text into your own words. Read more...iWorksheets: 8Study Guides: 1

Supporting Detail

A supporting detail is a detail that tells a specific fact or detail about the main idea of the text. Read more...iWorksheets: 11Study Guides: 1

Speaking & Listening

Implied Information

Draw conclusions from the information presented by an author and evaluate how well the author's purpose was achieved. Making inferences about problem, conflict, solution, or the relationship among elements (plot, character, setting) within text. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Opinion/Exaggeration/Missing Info

Exaggeration is a representation of something in an excessive manner. It is the opposite of minimisation. Identify missing and irrelevant information. Distinguish between a fact and an opinion. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Writing/Listening/Speaking Rules

Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world.<br>Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.<br>Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Writing: ELA Literacy


Where do COMMAS go? Commas in a series, Commas in dates, Commas in an address, Commas in a friendly letters. Where Does the APOSTROPHE go in a Contraction? Where Does a PERIOD go in an Abbreviation? Where do QUOTATION MARKS go in Written Text? Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1

Purpose for Writing

Purpose for writing (to explain, describe, narrate, persuade or express feelings). Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Simple/Compound/Complex Sentences

Identify Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences. Create a Compound sentence from two simple sentences. Identify clauses in the compound sentence. Finish the sentences. Read more...iWorksheets: 3


There are some words that are difficult to remember how to spell: Plurals, Possessive Nouns (words that show ownership), Homophones (two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling). Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1

Supporting/Concluding Sentences

Supporting sentences support the main idea of the paragraph. These sentences follow a topic sentence in a paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

Theme of Writing

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. Read more...iWorksheets: 3

Topic Sentences

A topic sentence is an introduction to a paragraph. It summarizes what the paragraph is written about. A topic sentence expresses the main idea of the paragraph. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1

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