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Fifth Grade Literacy Core Learning Goals

  • Analyze text through the use of sequence, cause and effect, main idea, and supporting details
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions using a variety of texts and genres
  • Read and respond to a variety of texts, by summarizing and paraphrasing, in oral and written form
  • Use context clues and text organization to determine meaning
  • Identify and use various forms of figurative language
  • Make connections to other books and experiences, in oral and written form
  • Evaluate the importance and quality of text for the purpose of gathering and recording data or information
  • Write to learn, describe, persuade, create, and inform
  • Write a persuasive piece with appropriate focus, purpose, and audience
  • Write a well-constructed multi-paragraph piece which includes a main idea and supporting details, using logical order and meaningful transitions
  • Write with an awareness of style through use of sentences of varying length and complexity and use of effective language
  • Use editing and revising skills on own writing
  • Study and use appropriate mechanics, usage and grammar
  • Listen actively and participate during group instruction
  • Use electronic media for research, learning, and presentations
  • Locate information using a variety of resources and strategies
  • Organize and present research in a variety of forms

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