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New Mexico Standards for Fifth Grade English Language Arts

NM.I: Reading and Listening for Comprehension. Students will apply strategies and skills to comprehend information that is read, heard, and viewed.

I-A: Listen to, read, react to, and interpret information

I-A:1. Listen actively and critically by:
I-A:1.e. making inferences and drawing conclusions; and
I-A:2. Make connections between texts by recognizing similarities and differences based on a common theme, lesson, or message.

I-B: Gather and use information for research and other purposes

I-B:2. Research multiple sources to deepen understanding and integrate information and ideas across varied sources and content areas by:
I-B:2.a. conducting research (with assistance) from a variety of sources for assigned or self-selected projects (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people, libraries, databases, Internet, computer networks); and
I-B:2.b. evaluating the usefulness and quality of information and ideas based on purpose, experiences, text(s) and graphics.

I-C: Apply critical thinking skills to analyze information

I-C:1. Evaluate text to determine author's purpose and opinion by:
I-C:1.a. evaluating inferences, conclusions, and generalizations; and
I-C:1.b. identifying elements of fiction and non-fiction that support plot development, choice of words, effectiveness of figurative language and personification.
I-C:2. Evaluate the usefulness and quality of information and ideas based on purpose, experiences, text.
I-C:3. Respond to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes by:
I-C:3.a. analyzing word choice and content;
I-C:3.b. examining reasons for a character's actions;
I-C:3.c. creating and presenting a product that demonstrates a personal response; and
I-C:5. Analyze cause and effect relationships, compare and contrast information, facts, characters, and objects to predict a logical outcome based on the information in the selection.
I-C:6. Distinguish between fact and opinion.

I-D: Demonstrate competence in the skills and strategies of the reading process

I-D:1. Apply enabling strategies and skills to read by:
I-D:1.a. expanding and refining vocabulary through wide reading, word study, content area study, writing process elements, writing as a tool, debate, discussions, seminars, and examining the author's craft;
I-D:1.b. using word reference materials ;
I-D:1.c. selecting key vocabulary critical to the text and applying appropriate meanings for understanding; and
I-D:2. Interact with the text by:
I-D:2.a. making predictions;
I-D:2.d. drawing on personal, literary, and cultural understandings; and
I-D:2.e. seeking additional information.
I-D:3. Read a variety of texts (e.g., fiction, nonfiction, newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, drama)
I-D:4. Choose materials to read independently, identifying the main ideas and significant details, and determine the correct sequence of events or information.

NM.II: Writing and Speaking for Expression. Students will communicate effectively through speaking and writing.

II-B: Apply grammatical and language conventions to communicate

II-B:1. Write sentences that use:
II-B:1.b. transitions; and
II-B:1.c. conjunctions to connect ideas.
II-B:2. Identify and correctly use verbs that are often misused (e.g., lie/lay, sit/set, rise/raise).
II-B:3. Use colons and quotation marks correctly.
II-B:4. Spell most commonly used words accurately using a multi-strategy approach to learn new spellings.

II-C: Demonstrate competence in the skills and strategies of the writing process

II-C:1. Produce a variety of written products that demonstrate competence in:
II-C:1.a. persuasive writing (e.g., states a clear position, elaborates on the position with reasons, examples, information and other evidence);
II-C:3. Create journals, notes, stories, reports, and letters using appropriate formats and multimedia technologies to communicate to an audience for a specific purpose.

NM.III: Literature and Media. Students will use literature and media to develop an understanding of people, societies, and the self.

III-A: Use language, literature, and media to understand various social and cultural perspectives

III-A:1. Explain why similar character types are found in multiple cultures.
III-A:2. Identify social/cultural values and beliefs reflected in literature and media.
III-A:3. Identify archetypal patterns and symbols depicted through literature and media of various cultures.

III-B: Identify ideas and make connections among literary works

III-B:1. Identify main conflict in a plot and describe how it is resolved.
III-B:2. Contrast the actions and motives of characters in literary works.
III-B:3. Explain the importance of a character's actions to the plot and theme of a literary work.

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