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Fifth Grade Language Arts Standards (Prior)

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5th Grade Writing Skills
Prior Standards Implementation



The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.



Please go to Current 5th Grade Language Arts Standards for current resources.



Writing

Complete a graphic organizer (i.e., clustering, listing, mapping, and webbing) to group ideas for writing.
WP
  1. Education World Templates - seventeen graphic organizers to download and print or edit A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. WriteDesign - many graphic organizers
Express thoughts and feelings using colorful, fully elaborated descriptions using vivid and active words.
WA
 
Rearrange sentences to form a sequential, coherent paragraph.
5.2.2
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  1. Put sentences in correct sequence for a paragraph - online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Identify the purpose for writing (i.e., to entertain, to inform, and to report).
5.2.3
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Audience and Purpose - links to numerous lessons and activities.
  2. Author's Purpose - matching game This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Identify the audience for which a piece of text is written.
5.2.4
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Select details that support a topic sentence.
5.2.5
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  1. Supporting Details - lesson and practice This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Supporting sentences - lesson This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Graphic Organizer Template - print this for class use in practicing supporting details This link includes something for the teacher to print
Choose vivid and active words when writing.
5.2.6
WP
Develop and write a paragraph topic sentence with supporting details.
5.2.7
WA
  1. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Rearrange paragraphs in a narrative writing selection in sequential or chronological order.
5.2.8
WO
Select appropriate time order or transitional words/phrases to enhance the flow of a writing sample.
5.2.9
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  1. Build A Story - Select the appropriate phrases to create a story.
Identify the most reliable sources of information for preparing a report or project.
5.2.10
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  1. The ABC's of Web Site Evaluation (presented by Kathy Schrock) - Evaluation of Web sites is an important skill to learn in this age of digital and information literacy. Students and teachers need practice in critically examining sites to determine authority, authenticity, and applicability to purpose. This site provides that practice.
  2. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  3. Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
  4. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - a thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources
  5. Evaluation of information sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
  6. Evaluating Web Pages - Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
  7. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
  8. Quality Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
  9. Teaching Zack to think (from Alan November) - it is essential that students learn how to validate information.
Select the best way to combine sentences to provide syntactic variety within context.
5.2.11
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Select the best title for a written selection.
5.2.12
WO
Choose the supporting sentence that best fits the context and flow of ideas in a paragraph.
5.2.13
WP
Supply a missing piece of information in an outline.
5.2.14
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Select, limit, and refine a writing topic.
5.2.15
WA
Revise to clarify thought, to refine ideas, and to distinguish between important and unimportant information.
5.2.17
WA
Edit writing for the elements of language.
5.2.18
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  1. Power Proofreading - Choose Grade 5 and put your cursor over any of the listed titles to see what skill they are designed to practice. There are over two dozen different passages to choose from. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Proofreading Makes Perfect - correct these sentences by entering correct grammar This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Explain and/or illustrate key ideas when writing.
5.2.19
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Demonstrate syntactic variety when writing.
5.2.20
WA
Arrange multi-paragraphed work of exposition (e.g., persuasion, compare/contrast) in a logical and coherent order.
5.2.21
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  1. Compare/Contrast - tutorial and quiz
  2. Compare and Contrast - Students select two works of art from a list of 26, and then write their own short essay comparing the works of art. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Stated Information - story about elephants followed by a quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Stated Information - story about dolphins followed by a quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Identify the sentence irrelevant to a paragraph’s theme or flow.
5.2.22
WP
Select an appropriate concluding sentence for a well-developed paragraph.
5.2.23
WO
Use appropriate transitional words and devices when writing.
5.2.24
WA
  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Sentence Variety - list of words to use for transition
Incorporate figurative language, vivid description, active voice verbs, sensory details, and personal observations to display facility in the use of language.
5.2.25
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  1. Idioms - an interactive activity requiring students to type and then print their work This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Idiom - choose a theme and a game option This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Metaphors - worksheet This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. Simile - quiz This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

Review Help

General Resources
  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Online Literature-Based Resources for Fourth and Fifth Grade Teachers - Make A Difference With Technology
Practice Tests
  1. Assessment Test - Churchill House School of English Language; choose your level!
Released Tests
  1. 5th Grade Reading Test 2003 - released by Texas This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. 5th Grade Reading Sample Test This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. FCAT Sample Reading Test - [ 2008 ] sample questions and test taking tips An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. FCAT Sample Answer Book - [ 2008 ] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Texas end-of-year reading test from 2004 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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