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5th Grade - Language Standards

5th Grade English Language Arts - Language Standards

Links in the Pages Below Were Verified in August and September of 2014

To work on fifth grade language standards, click on the numbers below to visit pages of internet resources for each of the learning standards.

Checks for Understanding are at the top of this page. Scroll down to find internet resources related to the State Performance Indicators (SPIs).

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)

0501.1.1 Parts of Speech - Know and use appropriately the meaning, forms, and functions of nouns (e.g., common or proper, singular or plural, possessives, predicate nouns), verbs (e.g., action or linking, regular or irregular, be/have, verb phrases, agreement with subject in person and number), pronouns (e.g., agreement with antecedent, reflexive, possessive, correct pronoun case), adjectives (e.g., common or proper, predicate adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, proper comparative forms), adverbs (e.g., proper comparative forms, adverbs of degree {too, very}), conjunctions (e.g., coordinating), interjections, and prepositions (place prepositional phrases in correct location within the sentence).
0501.1.2 Recognize Usage Errors - Recognize usage errors (e.g., double negatives, troublesome words: {to/to/two, their/there/they're, its/it's, sit/set, lie/lay, affect/effect, sit/set, lie/lay, may/can, leave/let, teach/learn}).
0501.1.3 Word Usage - Recognize and appreciate cultural and regional differences signaled by word usage and vocabulary.
0501.1.4 Capitalize - Capitalize correctly sentence beginnings, proper nouns and adjectives, titles, abbreviations, quotations, parts of friendly letters and business letters.
0501.1.5 End of Sentence - Use correct end of sentence punctuation (e.g., period, question mark).
0501.1.6 Punctuation - Demonstrate knowledge of the meaning and function of certain marks of punctuation, including colons (between the hour and minute and after the greeting of a business letter), semi-colons, apostrophes, quotation marks, and commas used in these ways: direct address, items in a series, following introductory words, in dates and addresses, quotations, parts of a letter, and before coordinating conjunctions in compound sentences.
0501.1.7 Quotation Marks - Demonstrate the correct use of quotation marks in conversation, including their use with capitalization, end marks, and explanatory material.
0501.1.8 Spell - Spell correctly high-frequency and commonly misspelled words appropriate to grade level.
0501.1.9 Apostrophes - Form and spell correctly contractions, plurals, and possessives.
0501.1.10 Abbreviate - Abbreviate words correctly.
0501.1.11 Write Legibly - Write legibly in manuscript and cursive.
0501.1.12 Agreement - Use appropriate language structure in oral and written communication (e.g., subject-verb agreement in simple and compound sentences, correct syntax, correct placement of modifiers).
0501.1.13 Sentence Errors - Recognize and edit incomplete sentences and run-on sentences.
0501.1.14 Combine Sentences - Eliminate reliance on simple sentences by combining independent classes, by creating compound subjects and/or predicates, by using introductory phrases or clauses, or by appropriate use of a semicolon.
0501.1.15 Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms - Define and recognize word synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
0501.1.16 Unfamiliar Words - Use a variety of previously learned strategies (e.g., roots and affixes, context, reference sources) to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0501.1.1 Nouns and Pronouns - Identify the correct use of nouns (i.e., singular/plural, possessives, predicate nouns, nouns as objects) and pronouns (i.e., agreement, subject, object) within context.
SPI 0501.1.2 Verbs - Identify the correct use of verbs (i.e., action/linking, regular/irregular, agreement, tenses) within context.
SPI 0501.1.3 Adjectives and Adverbs - Identify the correct use of adjectives (i.e., common/proper, comparative forms, predicate adjectives) and adverbs (i.e., comparative forms, negatives) within context.
SPI 0501.1.4 Usage Errors - Recognize usage errors occurring within context (e.g., double negatives, troublesome words: {to/too/two, their/there/they're, lie/lay, sit/set, leave/let, learn/teach}).
SPI 0501.1.5 Commas and Colons - Identify sentences with correct use of commas (i.e., series, dates, addresses, friendly letters, compound sentences, coordinating conjunctions, and introductory words) and of colons within context.
SPI 0501.1.6 Correct Quotation Marks - Choose the correct use of quotation marks and commas in direct quotations.
SPI 0501.1.7 Spelling - Identify correctly or incorrectly spelled words in context, including the correct spelling of plurals and possessives.
SPI 0501.1.8 Sentence Combining - Identify within context a variety of appropriate sentence-combining techniques (i.e., comma+ coordinating conjunction, use of semicolon, introductory phrases and/or clauses).
SPI 0501.1.9 Run-on Sentences - Select the most appropriate method to correct a run-on sentence (i.e., conjunctions, semicolons, periods to join or separate elements) within context.
SPI 0501.1.10 Incomplete Sentences - Select the best way to correct incomplete sentences within context.
SPI 0501.1.11 Word Meaning - Determine word meanings within context.
SPI 0501.1.12 Root Words - Recognize root words, prefixes, and syllabication as aids in determining meaning within context.
SPI 0501.1.13 Homonyms, Synonyms, and Antonyms - Select appropriate synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms within context.
SPI 0501.1.14 Contractions - Identify compound words, contractions, and common abbreviations within context.
SPI 0501.1.15 Vocabulary - Recognize and use grade appropriate vocabulary within context.
SPI 0501.1.16 Multiple Meaning Words - Determine the correct meaning/usage of multiple meaning words within context.
Review Help Resources to help review Fifth Grade English Language Arts standards



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