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.

  • Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

  • Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

  • Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

  • Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

  • Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.

  • Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).

  • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  • Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  • Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

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