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.

  • Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

  • Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

  • 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.

  • Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

  • 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.

  • Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).