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Fifth Grade ELA

Preview the standards covered within eSpark’s adaptive, self-paced pathways and assignments for Fifth Grade English Language Arts.

Reading Literature

5.RL.1

Explicit Meaning and Inferences

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

5.RL.2.i

Identify Theme through Characters

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text.

5.RL.2.ii

Identify Theme through Characters

Determine how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic.

5.RL.2.iii

Summarizing a Text

Summarize the text.

5.RL.3

Comparing Story Elements

Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

5.RL.4

Unknown Words and Phrases

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

5.RL.5

Relating Pieces to the Whole

Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

5.RL.6

Narrator's Point of View

Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

5.RL.7.i

Enhance Meaning with Multimedia

Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning of a text.

5.RL.7.ii

Enhance Tone with Multimedia

Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the tone of a text.

5.RL.7.iii

Enhance Tone with Multimedia

Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the beauty of a text.

5.RL.9

Comparing Similar Texts

Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

Reading Informational Text

5.RI.1

Quotes and Direct Evidence

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

5.RI.2

Main Idea and Details

Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

5.RI.3

Explain Two Related Ideas

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

5.RI.5

Comparing Text Structure

Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

5.RI.7

Using Text Features

Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

5.RI.9

Integrate Information

Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.