ELA & Reading 5


 Goals for Fifth Grade ELA/Reading

    Students in the fifth grade will expand and deepen concepts, skills, and strategies learned in previous grades. They will make new connections as they experience more sophisticated ideas and begin to study subjects in a more formalized way.  Fifth grade students will read and write a variety of texts with greater breadth and depth. In addition, they will analyze and evaluate information and ideas. As fifth graders revisit and refine concepts about the language arts conventions, they will become more sophisticated and independent learners.

Goals for Fifth Grade Writing                      

     Fifth grade students refine and build upon previously learned knowledge and skills in increasingly complex, multiple-paragraph essays. Essays by fifth-graders contain formal introductions, ample supporting evidence, and conclusions. Students learn writing techniques and experiment with various types of essay leads (e.g., an astonishing fact, a dramatic scene). As they learn different techniques and write for different purposes, their writing takes on style and voice. Fifth grade students use every phase of the writing process and continue to build their knowledge of writing conventions. They discover how to evaluate writing and conduct research.