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5th Grade - Literature Standards

5th Grade English Language Arts - Literature Standards

Links in the Pages Below Were Verified in September of 2014

To work on fifth grade literature 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)

0501.8.1 Pre-reading Strategies - Use a variety of pre-reading strategies (e.g., set a purpose for reading, {to understand, to enjoy, to solve problems, to locate specific information/facts}, utilize reference sources to build background for reading, preview text features).
0501.8.2 Derive Meaning - Derive meaning while reading (e.g., use metacognitive and self-monitoring reading strategies to improve comprehension {reread, ask for help, draw on earlier reading}).
0501.8.3 Check for Understanding - Check for understanding after reading (e.g., summarize, identify the author's purpose).
0501.8.4 Build Vocabulary - Build vocabulary by reading from a wide variety of texts and literary genres.
0501.8.5 Text Forms - Recognize varying forms of text (e.g., poems {lines and stanzas}, plays {acts, stage directions}, novels {chapters}).
0501.8.6 Story Elements - Understand the meaning of plot, character, setting, conflict, point of view, and theme in narration.
0501.8.7 Conflict - Explore the various kinds of conflict (e.g., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology).
0501.8.8 Point of View - Begin to distinguish between first and third person points of view.
0501.8.9 Theme - Distinguish between a stated and an implied theme.
0501.8.10 Conflict & Resolution - Analyze the plot structure of a narrative (story), including identifying the problem (conflict) and determining how the problem is resolved.
0501.8.11 Compare Texts - Discuss similarities and differences in events and/or characters, using evidence cited in two or more texts
0501.8.12 Connections - Make connections among various texts showing similarities and differences.
0501.8.13 Dramatic Elements - Recognize elements particular to dramatic literature (e.g., time constraints, organizational structure, stage directions, dialogue).
0501.8.14 Literary Devices - Know and use basic literary devices (e.g., imagery, metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole).
0501.8.15 Sound Devices - Recognize sound devices in poetry (e.g., onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhythm,rhyme, repetition).
0501.8.16 Culture - Identify how culture, ethnicity, and historical eras are represented in literary text.

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0501.8.1 Plot and Theme - Identify setting, characters, plot, and theme.
SPI 0501.8.2 Predictions - Recognize reasonable predictions of future events within a given context.
SPI 0501.8.3 Literary Genres - Distinguish among various literary genres (e.g., poetry, drama, letters, ads, historical fiction, biographies, autobiographies).
SPI 0501.8.4 Plot Incidents - Identify and interpret the main incidents of a plot, their causes, how they influence future actions, and how they are resolved.
SPI 0501.8.5 First Person - Recognize that a story is told from first person point of view.
SPI 0501.8.6 Theme - Determine whether the theme is stated or implied within a passage.
SPI 0501.8.7 Figurative Language - Identify similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole in context.
SPI 0501.8.8 Effect of Sound - Identify the effect of sound within context (i.e., onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhythm, rhyme, repetition).
SPI 0501.8.9 Author's Purpose - Identify the author's purpose (i.e., to inform, to entertain, to share feelings, to describe, to persuade).
Review Help Resources to help review Fifth Grade English Language Arts standards



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