Oregon Standards for Fifth Grade English Language Arts

Cause and EffectWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1Decoding StrategiesWorksheets: 3High Frequency Words IWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1High Frequency Words IIWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1Informal LanguageWorksheets: 3Labels/Captions for GraphicsWorksheets: 3Parts of a BookWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1SpellingWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1

OR.EL.05.LI. LITERATURE

Listen to and Read Literary Text: Listen to text and read text to make connections and respond to a wide variety of literature of varying complexity.

EL.05.LI.01. Listen to text and read text to make connections and respond to a wide variety of significant works of literature, including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama, from a variety of cultures and time periods that enhance the study of other subjects.

Literary Text: Demonstrate General Understanding: Demonstrate general understanding of grade-level literary text.

EL.05.LI.03. Identify and/or summarize sequence of events, main ideas, and supporting details in literary selections.
EL.05.LI.04. Identify the main events of the plot, their causes, and the influence of specific events on future actions.

Literary Text: Develop an Interpretation: Develop an interpretation of grade-level literary text.

EL.05.LI.05. Predict future outcomes supported by the text.
EL.05.LI.06. Identify the qualities of the character (e.g., courage, cowardice, ambition), and analyze the effect of these qualities on the plot and the resolution of the conflict.
EL.05.LI.07. Identify the theme, understanding that theme refers to the lesson, moral, or meaning of a selection, whether it is implied or stated directly.
EL.05.LI.08. Draw inferences, conclusions or generalizations about text, and support them with textual evidence and prior knowledge.

Literary Text: Examine Content and Structure: Examine content and structure of grade-level literary text.

EL.05.LI.09. Identify and describe the function and effect of common literary devices, such as imagery, metaphor, and symbolism.
EL.05.LI.10. Define figurative language, including simile, metaphor, exaggeration, and personification, and explain the effects of its use in a particular work.
EL.05.LI.11. Differentiate among the different types of fiction, and apply knowledge of the major characteristics of each (e.g., folklore, mystery, science fiction, adventure, fantasy).
EL.05.LI.12. Evaluate the believability of characters and the degree to which a plot is believable or realistic.

OR.EL.05.RE. READING

Informational Text: Demonstrate General Understanding: Demonstrate general understanding of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.

EL.05.RE.21. Recognize and/or summarize sequence of events and main ideas presented in informational texts, identifying evidence that supports those ideas.
EL.05.RE.22. Identify key facts and information after reading several passages or articles on the same topic.

Informational Text: Develop an Interpretation: Develop an interpretation of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.

EL.05.RE.23. Predict future outcomes supported by the text.
EL.05.RE.24. Draw inferences, conclusions, or generalizations about main ideas in text, and support them with textual evidence and prior knowledge. (Some of the skills and concepts in the preceding standard are assessed at the classroom level and others at the state level.)
EL.05.RE.25. Determine unstated ideas and concepts, noting and analyzing evidence that supports those unstated ideas, such as images, patterns, or symbols in the text.

Informational Text: Examine Content and Structure: Examine content and structure of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.

EL.05.RE.26. Determine the author's purpose, and relate it to specific details in the text.
EL.05.RE.27. Draw conclusions about whether portions of the passage are facts or opinions.
EL.05.RE.30. Identify and analyze text that uses prioritization as an organizational pattern (e.g., newspaper articles).

Listen to and Read Informational and Narrative Text: Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of informational and narrative text across the subject areas at school and on own, applying comprehension strategies as needed. Suggested grade-level target for reading ON OWN: Fifth Grade: 625,000 words annually.

EL.05.RE.03. Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of informational and narrative text, including classic and contemporary literature, poetry, magazines, newspapers, reference materials, and online information.
EL.05.RE.07. Understand and draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed--rereading, self-correcting, summarizing, class and group discussions, generating and responding to essential questions, making predictions, and comparing information from several sources.

Read to Perform a Task: Find, understand, and use specific information in a variety of texts across the subject areas to perform a task.

EL.05.RE.17. Read textbooks, biographical sketches, letters, diaries, directions, procedures, magazines, news stories, and almanacs.
EL.05.RE.18. Use the features of informational texts, such as formats, graphics, diagrams, illustrations, charts, maps, and organizational devices to find information and support understanding.
EL.05.RE.19. Find information in specialized materials (e.g., thesaurus, almanac, newspaper).

Vocabulary: Increase word knowledge through systematic vocabulary development; determine the meaning of new words by applying knowledge of word origins, word relationships, and context clues; verify the meaning of new words; and use those new words accurately across the subject areas.

EL.05.RE.09. Understand, learn, and use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly through informational text, literary text, and instruction across the subject areas.
EL.05.RE.10. Develop vocabulary by listening to and discussing both familiar and conceptually challenging selections read aloud across the subject areas.
EL.05.RE.11. Determine meanings of words using contextual and structural clues.
EL.05.RE.12. Understand and explain frequently used synonyms, antonyms, and homographs.
EL.05.RE.13. Determine the meanings of figurative expressions, such as those in similes and metaphors.
EL.05.RE.14. Use word origins to determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases.
EL.05.RE.15. Know less-common roots (graph = writing, logos = the study of) and word parts (auto = self, bio = life) from Greek and Latin, and use this knowledge to analyze the meaning of complex words (autograph, autobiography, biography, biology).
EL.05.RE.16. Use a thesaurus to determine related words and concepts.

OR.EL.05.SL. SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Listening: Listen critically and respond appropriately across the subject areas.

EL.05.SL.09. Make inferences or draw conclusions based on an oral report.

Speaking: Communicate supported ideas across the subject areas using oral, visual, and multimedia forms in ways appropriate to topic, context, audience, and purpose ; organize oral, visual, and multimedia presentations in clear sequence, making connections and transitions among ideas and elements ; use language appropriate to topic, context, audience, and purpose ; and demonstrate control of eye contact, speaking rate, volume, enunciation, inflection, gestures, and other nonverbal techniques. Suggested speech length: Fifth Grade, 2-5 minutes.

EL.05.SL.01. Develop a focus and point of view that are appropriate to audience and purpose.

OR.EL.05.WR. WRITING

Conventions: Capitalization: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.

EL.05.WR.21. Use correct capitalization.

Conventions: Grammar: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.

EL.05.WR.17. Correctly use:
EL.05.WR.17.a. Verbs that are often misused (lie/lay, sit/set, rise/raise)
EL.05.WR.17.b. Modifiers (words or phrases that describe, limit or qualify another word) and pronouns (he/his, she/her, they/their, it/its)
EL.05.WR.18. Ensure that verbs agree with their subjects.

Conventions: Punctuation: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.

EL.05.WR.19. Correctly use:
EL.05.WR.19.b. A colon to separate hours and minutes (10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.) and to introduce a list (collect the following items for the project: map, pictures, scissors, tape)
EL.05.WR.19.c. Commas in direct quotations (He said, "I'd be happy to go.")
EL.05.WR.20. Correctly place commas and periods inside quotation marks.

Conventions: Spelling: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.

EL.05.WR.16. Spell correctly:
EL.05.WR.16.a. Roots or bases of words
EL.05.WR.16.b. Prefixes (understood/misunderstood, excused/unexcused)
EL.05.WR.16.c. Suffixes (final/finally, mean/mean-ness)
EL.05.WR.16.d. Contractions (will not/won't, it is/it's, they would/they'd)
EL.05.WR.16.e. Syllable constructions (in-for-ma-tion, mol-e-cule)
EL.05.WR.16.f. Words with more than one acceptable spelling (advisor, adviser)

Planning, Evaluation, and Revision: Pre-write, draft, revise, edit, and publish across the subject areas.

EL.05.WR.03. Identify audience and purpose.
EL.05.WR.04. Choose the form of writing that best suits the intended purpose--personal letter, letter to the editor, review, poem, report, or narrative.
EL.05.WR.08. Revise drafts to improve the meaning and focus of writing by adding, deleting, combining, clarifying, and rearranging words and sentences.

Research Report Writing: Investigate topics of interest and importance across the subject areas, selecting appropriate media sources, using effective research processes, and demonstrating ethical use of resources and materials.

EL.05.WR.30. Use organizational features of printed text to locate relevant information.
EL.05.WR.31. Use effective note-taking techniques to ensure appropriate documentation of quoted as well as paraphrased material.
EL.05.WR.32. Create simple documents using a computer and employing organizational features, such as passwords, entry and pull-down menus, word searches, the thesaurus, and spell checks.
EL.05.WR.33. Use a thesaurus to identify alternative word choices and meanings (e.g., when paraphrasing information).
EL.05.WR.34. Quote or paraphrase information sources, citing them appropriately (e.g., Works Cited Entries--MLA).

Writing Applications: Expository Writing: Research Reports/ Multi-media Presentations (4-HS): Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Fifth Grade, 400 words.

EL.05.WR.26. Write research reports about ideas, issues, or events:
EL.05.WR.26.d. Cite references appropriately.

Writing Applications: Expository Writing: Response to Literary Text (4-HS): Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Fifth Grade, 400 words.

EL.05.WR.25. Write responses to literature:
EL.05.WR.25.b. Support interpretations through references to the text and to prior knowledge.

Writing Applications: Narrative Writing: Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Fifth Grade, 400 words.

EL.05.WR.24. Write fictional narratives:
EL.05.WR.24.a. Establish a plot, point of view, setting, conflict, and resolution.
EL.05.WR.24.b. Show through description, rather than tell (summarize), the events of the story.

Writing Applications: Persuasive Writing (4-HS): Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Fifth Grade, 400 words.

EL.05.WR.27. Write persuasive compositions:
EL.05.WR.27.a. State a clear position in support of a proposal.
EL.05.WR.27.b. Support a position with relevant evidence.
EL.05.WR.27.c. Follow a simple organizational pattern.
EL.05.WR.27.d. Address reader concerns.

Writing Modes: Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. (Personal Narrative, Fictional Narrative, Expository, Persuasive)

Writing: Communicate supported ideas across the subject areas, including relevant examples, facts, anecdotes, and details appropriate to audience and purpose that engage reader interest ; organize information in clear sequence, making connections and transitions among ideas, sentences, and paragraphs ; and use precise words and fluent sentence structures that support meaning.

EL.05.WR.10. Write for different purposes and to a specific audience or person, adjusting tone and style as appropriate.
EL.05.WR.11. Write multi-paragraph compositions that:
EL.05.WR.11.a. Engage readers with an interesting introduction.
EL.05.WR.11.c. Develop new ideas in separate paragraphs.
EL.05.WR.11.d. Provide details and examples to support ideas.
EL.05.WR.11.e. Provide transitions to link paragraphs.
EL.05.WR.11.f. Offer a concluding paragraph that summarizes important ideas and details.
EL.05.WR.12. Use transitions (however, therefore, on the other hand) and conjunctions (and, or, but) to connect ideas.
EL.05.WR.13. Use a variety of descriptive words, demonstrating awareness of impact on audience.
EL.05.WR.15. To achieve clarity of meaning and to enhance flow and rhythm, correctly use prepositional phrases, appositives, main clauses, and subordinate clauses.

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