Virginia Standards 5th Grade ELA Activities
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VA.ESOL. Virginia 2010 English Standards of Learning
5.4. The student will expand vocabulary when reading.
5.4.a) Use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases.
5.4.b) Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
5.4.c) Use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones.
5.4.d) Identify an author's use of figurative language.
5.4.e) Use dictionary, glossary, thesaurus, and other word-reference materials.
5.4.f) Develop vocabulary by listening to and reading a variety of texts.
5.4.g) Study word meanings across content areas.
5.5. The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.
5.5.b) Describe character development.
5.5.c) Describe the development of plot and explain the resolution of conflict(s).
5.5.d) Describe the characteristics of free verse, rhymed, and patterned poetry.
5.5.g) Identify main idea.
5.5.h) Summarize supporting details from text.
5.5.i) Draw conclusions and make inferences from text.
5.5.j) Identify cause and effect relationships.
5.5.k) Make, confirm, or revise predictions.
5.6. The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.
5.6.a) Use text organizers, such as type, headings, and graphics, to predict and categorize information in both print and digital texts.
5.6.d) Identify the main idea of nonfiction texts.
5.6.e) Summarize supporting details in nonfiction texts.
5.6.f) Identify structural patterns found in nonfiction.
5.6.g) Locate information to support opinions, predictions, and conclusions.
5.6.h) Identify cause and effect relationships following transition words signaling the pattern.
5.6.i) Differentiate between fact and opinion.
5.9. The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources for a research product.
5.9.d) Organize information presented on charts, maps, and graphs.
5.9.e) Develop notes that include important concepts, summaries, and identification of information sources.
5.9.f) Give credit to sources used in research.
5.7. The student will write for a variety of purposes: to describe, to inform, to entertain, to explain, and to persuade.
5.7.d) Write a clear topic sentence focusing on the main idea.
5.7.g) Vary sentence structure by using transition words.
5.7.i) Include supporting details that elaborate the main idea.
5.8. The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraphing.
5.8.c) Identify and use interjections.
5.8.d) Use apostrophes in contractions and possessives.
5.8.f) Use commas to indicate interrupters.
5.8.h) Edit for fragments and run-on sentences.
5.8.j) Use correct spelling of commonly used words.
5.8.k) Identify and use conjunctions.
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