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.

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

  • By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

  • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

  • Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.

  • Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

  • Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

  • Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

  • Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

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