All Grade 5 Standards for

English Language Arts/Literacy

The standard grade refers to the level at which the standard applies. Some standards have specific grade levels, like K, 1, 2, and 3, but others are shared, such as 6-8 or 11-12. The standards below have the same grade designation. Click a standard to learn more.

  • Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.

  • Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

  • Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

  • Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.

  • Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

  • Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

  • Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  • Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

  • Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

  • Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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