Language Arts - 5


In Language Arts Grade 5, students will engage in a variety of topics as they explore the world of reading and writing. Students will put their skills to work as they learn all about word construction, cursive writing, spelling, context clues, vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar, and the writing process. They will write narratives, informational, and opinion essays. In this course, students will participate in engaging lessons that include interactives, informational and literature texts, graphic organizers, videos, and various practice activities. Topics vary from trains and tractors to adventure stories about gold to novels about superheroes. Students will embark on a learning adventure from state to state in this “Road Trip Across the United States” themed course.


  • Apply strategies for context clues and spelling
  • Use legible cursive writing
  • Use story details to make inferences and explain what the text says explicitly
  • Recognize explicit vs. implicit information
  • Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story
  • Use story details to summarize and determine the theme
  • Use different strategies to determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases
  • Use verb phrases and tenses
  • Use nouns as subjects and objects
  • Use the writing process to write an informative, narrative, and opinion text
  • Use Greek and Latin affixes to read and determine the meaning of unknown words
  • Use strategies to spell words correctly
  • Determine the main idea and supporting details
  • Summarize a text
  • Describe relationships and explain how information is related in historical, scientific, and technical texts
  • Formatting titles
  • Using commas correctly when writing
  • Use context clues to read and determine the meaning of unknown words
  • Recognize synonyms and antonyms
  • Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fit together to provide the overall structure of a story, drama, or poem
  • Identify and interpret metaphors and similes
  • Understand and analyze point of view
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to write compound and complex sentences
  • Interpret the meaning of adages and proverbs
  • Understand figurative language
  • Compare and contrast text structures
  • Compare and contrast the points of view of multiple accounts on the same topic
  • Use commas for direct address and tag questions
  • Use the perfect verb tense
  • Understand dialect
  • Interpret multimedia features and how they contribute to the meaning, tone, and beauty of a text
  • Analyze story elements to discover theme
  • Compare and contrast the authors’ approaches to the themes and topics of two stories in the same genre
  • Use commas after introductory words/phrases and to set off words “yes” and “no”
  • Use correct shifts in verb tense when writing
  • Use information from text features to answer or solve a problem
  • Use multiple sources of information to answer a question
  • Explain how authors use reasons and evidence to support his or her points
  • Construct text-based responses
  • Use pronouns correctly
  • Apply strategies for decoding, context clues, and spelling
  • Recognize and understand the meaning of figurative language
  • Use adjective and adverbs as modifiers
  • Use the writing process to write an informative text in response to literature
  • Use evidence from the text to make inferences and explain what the text says 
  • Explain the function of prepositions and use prepositional phrases as modifiers
  • Use semicolons and colons
  • Use the writing process to conduct a short research project about a topic
  • Form compound-complex sentences
  • Use the writing process to write an opinion, narrative, and informative text
  • Use information from text features and multimedia elements to answer or solve a problem
  • Integrate information from multiple sources
  • Use participial phrases as modifiers
  • Recognize run-ons and sentence fragments
  • Use appositives
  • Use interjections
  • Learn to correct misused pronouns and verbs
  • Write text-based responses
  • Use transition words
  • Recognize double negatives

Grade Level

Grade 5




Students will need the following materials: printer, cell phone or scanner, pencils, scissors, interactive notebook, writing binder, erasers, crayons, highlighter, glue, tape, paper, and other household items.



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