Language Arts

Curriculum Map: Language Arts Fifth Grade


In fifth grade, students broaden and deepen their understanding of informational and literary text through comparing and contrasting. Students reflect on their skills and adjust their comprehension and vocabulary strategies to become better readers. They use textual evidence and quote accurately to support their analyses and interpretations. Using evidence from multiple texts, students discuss, reflect, and respond to a wide variety of literary genres and informational text. Students read for pleasure, choosing books based on personal preference, topic, genre, theme, or author. Students develop a strong personal voice in their writing beginning in fifth grade. This is demonstrated by the way they sometimes inject humor into their narratives and support their opinions with credible reasons. Students use precise, specialized vocabulary appropriately in content-area writing. Students develop their writing craft with an emphasis on pacing and an awareness of style. They experiment with sentence length and complex sentence structures and vary leads and endings. Students are able to summarize and synthesize important works to include in their compositions.

Strand: 1.0 Foundational Skills

Content Strand: 1.1 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
Content Strand: 1.2 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
Content Strand: 1.3 Read on-level text with purpose and understanding
Content Strand: 1.4 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

Strand: 2.0 Reading Informational Text

Content Strand: 2.1 Key Ideas and Details- Drawing inferences and/or making generalizations from the text
Content Strand: 2.2 Key Ideas and Details- Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text
Content Strand: 2.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, steps, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text
Content Strand: 2.4 Craft and Structure- Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent
Content Strand: 2.5 Craft and Structure-Text Structure
Content Strand: 2.6 Craft and Structure-Vocabulary
Content Strand: 2.7 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas-Analysis Across Texts
Content Strand: 2.8 Range of Reading

Strand: 3.0 Reading Literature

Content Strand: 3.1 Key Ideas and Details- Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences and/or making generalizations from the text
Content Strand: 3.2 Key Ideas and Details-Literary Elements
Content Strand: 3.3 Key Ideas and Details-Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story, drama, or poem, drawing on specific details in the text
Content Strand: 3.4 Craft and Structure- Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem
Content Strand: 3.5 Craft and Structure- Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described; describe an author’s purpose of a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text
Content Strand: 3.6 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas- Compare and contrast stories in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics as well as additional literary elements

Strand: 5.0 Writing

Content Strand: 5.1 Informative/Explanatory
Content Strand: 5.2 Informative/Explanatory- Focus
Content Strand: 5.3 Informative/Explanatory- Content
Content Strand: 5.4 Informative/Explanatory- Organization
Content Strand: 5.5 Informative/Explanatory Conventions
Content Strand: 5.6 Informative/Explanatory- Style
Content Strand: 5.7 Opinion/Arguments
Content Strand: 5.8 Opinion/Arguments- Focus
Content Strand: 5.9 Opinion/Arguments- Content
Content Strand: 5.10 Opinion/Arguments- Organization
Content Strand: 5.11 Opinion/Arguments- Style
Content Strand: 5.12 Opinion/Arguments Conventions of Language
Content Strand: 5.13 Narrative
Content Strand: 5.14 Narrative- Focus
Content Strand: 5.15 Narrative- Content
Content Strand: 5.16 Narrative- Organization
Content Strand: 5.17 Narrative- Style
Content Strand: 5.18 Narrative- Conventions of Language
Content Strand: 5.19 Writing Process
Content Strand: 5.20 Technology and Publication
Content Strand: 5.21 Conducting Research
Content Strand: 5.22 Credibility, Reliability and Validity of Sources
Content Strand: 5.23 Range of Writing

Strand: 6.0 Speaking and Listening

Content Strand: 6.1 Comprehension and Collaboration- Collaborative Discussion
Content Strand: 6.2 Comprehension- Integrate and Evaluate Information
Content Strand: 6.3 Comprehension and Collaboration- Evaluating Information
Content Strand: 6.4 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas-Content Strand: 6.5 Integration of Knowledge- Multimedia and Ideas
Content Strand: 6.6 Integration of Knowledge- Context and Ideas
Content Strand: 6.7 Conventions of Standard English