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5th Grade Language Arts

5th Grade Language Arts

5th Grade

English Language Arts

Course Description:

In Grade 5 ELA, students use their knowledge of word origins and word relationships, as well as historical and literary context clues, to determine the meaning of specialized vocabulary and to understand the precise meaning of grade-level-appropriate words. Reading will have special focus on informational texts, and students will describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using their knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose. As they expand on their comprehension abilities, students read and respond to historically or culturally significant works of literature, and will clarify ideas and make connections between literary works. Students will write clear, coherent, and focused essays that contain formal introductions, supporting evidence, and conclusions. Additionally, students will write narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive texts of at least 500 to 700 words in each genre, and deliver well-organized formal presentations employing traditional rhetorical strategies.

Semester 1

From HMH Into Reading G5
Module 1: Inventors at Work
Module 2: What a Story
Module 3: Natural Disasters
Module 4: Wild West
Module 5: Project Earth
Module 6: Art for Everyone

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Module 7: Above, Below, and Beyond
Module 8: A New Home
Module 9: Unexpected, Unexplained
Module 10: The Lives of Animals
Module 11: Genre Study: Nonfiction
Module 12: Genre Study: Fiction

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