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5th Grade Humanities


  1. Knows and applies grade level phonics and word analysis skills when decoding words
  2. Reads with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
  3. Determines the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in texts and in vocabulary study
  4. Able to read and comprehend text independently across a variety of genres
  5. Uses reading strategies to summarize, analyze and form an opinion based on textual evidence
  6. Asks and answers both literal and interpretive questions to demonstrate understanding of a text


  1. Writes legibly and uses appropriate spacing
  2. Follows the conventions of standard English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  3. Uses the writing process effectively: brainstorms, drafts, revises, edits, publishes
  4. Writes paragraphs with topic sentences and supporting details
  5. Establishes a plot, point of view, setting, and conflict in fiction writing
  6. Writes persuasive essays with a clear thesis and relevant examples
  7. Synthesizes information from print and digital sources to write informative texts

Speaking and Listening

  1. Stays on topic by linking his/her comments to the remarks of others
  2. Makes statements and asks questions that show relevant thinking
  3. Follows agreed upon rules for discussion
  4. Communicates effectively in a variety of settings

Social Studies

  1. Places key events and people in historical eras using timelines
  2. Distinguishes opinion from fact
  3. Describes cause and effect relationships
  4. Determines locations of places and interprets information on maps and globes
  5. Uses evidence to develop and support ideas
  6. Demonstrates understanding of content and key concepts in current units