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5th Grade Essential Learning Objectives

5th Grade Essential Learning Objectives

Reading ELOs:

The learner will apply knowledge of vocabulary word structure elements, context clues, phrasing, and text features to determine the meaning of unknown words and vocabulary. As well as apply knowledge to identify semantic relationships.

The learner will know and apply phonetic and structural word analysis when reading, writing, and spelling grade level text.

The learner will examine text to determine author's purpose and describe how the author's perspective influences text.

The learner will identify, analyze, and describe story elements are elements of a literary text.

The learner will identify and explain why authors use literary devices.

The learner will summarize and analyze informational text and.or media, using supporting details to explain the main idea.

The learner will use text features to locate information and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of print and digital media. 

The learner will identify, apply, distinguish, construct and/or answer literal, inferential, and critical questions, and support answers with textual evidence to explain the relationships among critical informational and literary text structures. 

The learner will make and confirm predictions and inferences to demonstrate an understanding of text evidence while previewing, reading literary, informational, digital text, and/or media. 

The learner will analyze, compare/contrast, and recognize the meaning of and make connections in the text of the story, drama, or poem. 

Writing ELOs:

The learner will identify and generate proper parts of speech, types of sentences, correct end punctuation, and capitalization.

The learner will independently generate and develop drafts that include paragraph structure suited to the purpose, having a strong organizational pattern which includes a strong thesis, body, conclusion, and uses appropriate transitions linked to the purpose of the composition.

The learner will work through the steps of planning, prewriting, revising, providing feedback to others, proofreading, editing, and publishing a piece of work.

The learner will develop, apply and refine speaking skills and strategies to communicate key ideas.  Learners will use appropriate speaking techniques, and digital tools to enhance the presentation.

The learner will write in multiple modes for a variety of purposes including informative, narrative, poetic, persuasive and reflective for a variety of purposes and audiences.

The learner will provide oral, written, and/or digital descriptive feedback to other writers.

The learner will conduct and publish a research project using multiple resources to support a thesis.  The learner will display academic honesty and integrity by avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source.   Learners will appropriately quote or paraphrase from a text and cite sources.

The learner will apply technology in order to create a published piece of writing using multiple formats of print and digital text.

The learner will use specific word choice and domain-specific vocabulary to write in a variety of modes.

The learner will identify, explain, and utilize literary devices (e.g. similes, metaphors, alliteration, onomatopoeia, imagery, rhythm, personification, hyperbole, idioms).

Math ELOs:

The learner will read, write and compare whole numbers and decimal numbers to the thousandths.

The learner will solve one-step algebraic equations including word problems.

The learner will interpret represented data.

The learner will solve problems using basic operations with whole numbers.

The learner will solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions and reduce to simplest form.

The learner will solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and divide decimal numbers.

The learner will calculate simple conversions using standard units of measure.

The learner will classify two-dimensional figures based on their properties.

The learner will graph the location of an ordered pair.

The learner will calculate the volume of solid figures.

Science ELOs:

The learner will conduct and plan scientific investigations using the Scientific Method.

The learner will construct models of food webs to illustrate the transfer of energy in an ecosystem.

The learner will analyze patterns and changes in the Moon, Sun, and Stars.

The learner will make observations of the slow and rapid processes of weathering and erosion.

The learner will classify and observe the physical properties of the different states of matter and its changes.

The learner will observe and classify the characteristics of the Earth.

The learner will critique and evaluate information from scientific investigations.

The learner will observe and compare different signs of energy transfer.

The learner will investigate the changes in organisms over time.

The learner will use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and analyze data.

The learner will make observations and describe changes in motion due to gravity and/or outside forces.

Social Studies ELOs:

The learner will apply geography skills to read, label, draw and interpret various types of maps of the United States and the world.

The learner will understand the difference between latitude and longitude and label and identify both on maps and globes.

The learner will name the 50 states and capitals and locate different regions of the United States.

The learner will demonstrate an understanding of early North American Explorers and their role in the growth of North America and the United States.

The learner will analyze the ways American people lived including early settlements and colonial life and compare them to how we live today.

The learner will name and explain the main causes and events leading up to The Revolutionary War.

The learner will interpret the foundation of early government in the United States including The Declaration of Independence.

The learner will identify historical figures, symbols, and patriotism in the development of early American history.

The learner will examine historical events in the United States and their impact on the past, present, and future.

The learner will define and use vocabulary words learned in Social Studies throughout the year.