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Pennsylvania Standards for Fifth Grade English Language Arts

PA.1. Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening

1.1. Reading Independently: Students apply a wide range of strategies.

1.1.5.A. Identify the author's purpose and type, using grade level text.
1.1.5.B. Use knowledge of phonics (e.g., syllabication, root words, prefixes, suffixes), and the dictionary or context clues to decode and understand new words during reading.
1.1.5.C. Use meaning and knowledge of words (e.g., homophones, homographs, root words) across content areas to increase reading vocabulary.

1.2. Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text.

1.2.5.A. Evaluate text organization and content to determine the author's purpose and effectiveness.
1.2.5.B. Differentiate fact from opinion across multiple texts.
1.2.5.D. Make inferences about similar concepts in multiple texts and draw conclusions, citing evidence from the text to support answers.
1.2.5.E. Read, understand, and respond to essential content of text and documents in all academic areas.

1.3. Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Literature - Fiction and Non-Fiction: Students read and respond to works of literature.

1.3.5.B. Identify and analyze the characteristics of different genres such as poetry, drama, and fiction.
1.3.5.C. Compare the use of literary elements within and among texts including characters, setting, plot, theme and point of view.
1.3.5.D. Describe how the author uses literary devices to convey meaning (e.g., personification, simile, alliteration, symbolism, metaphor).

1.4. Types of Writing: Students write for different purposes and audiences.

1.4.5.A. Write poems, multi-paragraph stories, and plays.
1.4.5.A.1. Include detailed descriptions of people, places, and things.
1.4.5.C. Write persuasive pieces.
1.4.5.C.1. Include a clearly stated position or opinion.
1.4.5.C.2. Include supporting details, citing sources when needed.

1.5. Quality of Writing: Students write clear and focused text to convey a well-defined perspective and appropriate content.

1.5.5.B. Develop content appropriate for the topic.
1.5.5.B.1. Gather, organize, and select the most effective information appropriate for the topic, task, and audience.
1.5.5.B.2. Write paragraphs that have a topic sentence and supporting details.
1.5.5.C. Organize writing in a logical order.
1.5.5.C.1. Use appropriate transitions within sentences and between paragraphs.
1.5.5.C.2. Include an identifiable introduction, body, and conclusion.
1.5.5.D. Write with an understanding of style, using a variety of sentence structures and descriptive word choices (e.g., adjectives, nouns, adverbs, verbs) to create voice.
1.5.5.D.1. Include specific details that convey meaning and set a tone.
1.5.5.E. check the logic, order of ideas, and precision of vocabulary.
1.5.5.F. Use grade appropriate conventions of language when writing and editing.
1.5.5.F.1. Spell common, frequently used words correctly.
1.5.5.F.2. Use capital letters correctly.
1.5.5.F.4. Use correct grammar and sentence formation.

1.7. Characteristics and Functions of the English Language: Students recognize formal and informal language and its use in speech, writing, and literature.

1.7.5.A. Identify differences in formal and informal language used in speech, writing, and literature.

1.8. Research: Students gather information from a variety of sources, analyzing and evaluating the quality of information they obtain to answer research questions.

1.8.5.C. Produce an organized product that presents findings, draws reasonable conclusions, and gives proper credit to sources.

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