• I Can Objectives 5th Language Arts Standards

    Reading Standards For Literature

    I can Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

    I can Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text

    I can Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

    I can Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

    I can Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

    I can Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

    I can Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

    I can Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

    I can read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

    Reading Standards for Informational Text

    I can Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

    I can Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

    I can Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text

    I can Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topics or subject area.

    I can Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topics or subject area.

    I can Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas

    I can Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

    I can Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently

    I can Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

    I can Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably

    I can By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

              Reading Foundational Skills

    I can Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context

    I can Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

    I can Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression successive readings.

    I can Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

          Speaking and Listening

    I can engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    I can come to discussions prepared, having red or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

    I can follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

    I can pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.

    I can review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

    I can summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

    I can summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons an evidence.

    I can report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ides logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; and speak clearly at an understandable pace.

    I can include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas and themes.

    I can adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

         Language Standard

    I can explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.

    I can form and use the perfect verb tenses.

    I can use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.

    I can recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.

    I can use correlative conjunctions.

    I can use punctuation to separate items in a series.

    I can use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.

    I can use a comma to set off the words yes and no, to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence and to indicate direct address.

    I can use underlining , quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.

    I can spell grade appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.

    I can expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.

    I can compare and contrast the varieties of English used in stories, dramas, or poems.

                Vocabulary Acquisitions and Use

    I can use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

    I can use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.

    I can consult reference materials, both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

    I can interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

    I can recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

    I can use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.

    I can acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships.

Last Modified on September 10, 2010