Georgia English Language Arts Standards of Excellence — Grade 5


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ELAGSE5L1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

ELAGSE5L1a

Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.

ELAGSE5L1b

Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb aspects.

ELAGSE5L1c

Use verb tense and aspect to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions

ELAGSE5L1d

Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense and aspect.*

ELAGSE5L1e

Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).

ELAGSE5L2

Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

ELAGSE5L2a

Use punctuation to separate items in a series.*

ELAGSE5L2b

Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.

ELAGSE5L2c

Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., Its true, isnt it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).

ELAGSE5L2d

Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works

ELAGSE5L2e

Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.

ELAGSE5L3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

ELAGSE5L3a

Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*

ELAGSE5L3b

Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems

ELAGSE5L4

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies

ELAGSE5L4a

Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

ELAGSE5L4b

Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis).

ELAGSE5L4c

Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases

ELAGSE5L5

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

ELAGSE5L5a

Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

ELAGSE5L5b

Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

ELAGSE5L5c

Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.

ELAGSE5L6

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific vocabulary, including words and phrases that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).

ELAGSE5RF3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

ELAGSE5RF3a

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

ELAGSE5RF4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

ELAGSE5RF4a

Read on-level text with purpose and understanding

ELAGSE5RF4b

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

ELAGSE5RF4c

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

ELAGSE5RI1

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

ELAGSE5RI10

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.

ELAGSE5RI2

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

ELAGSE5RI3

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.

ELAGSE5RI4

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

ELAGSE5RI5

Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts

ELAGSE5RI6

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

ELAGSE5RI7

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

ELAGSE5RI8

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

ELAGSE5RI9

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

ELAGSE5RL1

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

ELAGSE5RL10

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently

ELAGSE5RL2

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.

ELAGSE5RL3

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)

ELAGSE5RL4

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

ELAGSE5RL5

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

ELAGSE5RL6

Describe how a narrators or speakers point of view influences how events are described.

ELAGSE5RL7

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).

ELAGSE5RL8

(Not applicable to literature).

ELAGSE5RL9

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

ELAGSE5SL1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly.

ELAGSE5SL1a

Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion. b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles

ELAGSE5SL1b

Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

ELAGSE5SL1c

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

ELAGSE5SL1d

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

ELAGSE5SL2

Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally

ELAGSE5SL3

Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

ELAGSE5SL4

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

ELAGSE5SL5

Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

ELAGSE5SL6

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 5 Language Standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)

ELAGSE5W1

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons

ELAGSE5W10

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

ELAGSE5W1a

Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writers purpose

ELAGSE5W1b

Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

ELAGSE5W1c

Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).

ELAGSE5W1d

Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

ELAGSE5W2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

ELAGSE5W2a

Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

ELAGSE5W2b

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

ELAGSE5W2c

Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially)

ELAGSE5W2d

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

ELAGSE5W2e

Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

ELAGSE5W3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences

ELAGSE5W3a

Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

ELAGSE5W3b

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

ELAGSE5W3c

Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.

ELAGSE5W3d

Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

ELAGSE5W3e

Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

ELAGSE5W4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade Specific expectations for writing types are defined in Standards 13 above.)

ELAGSE5W5

With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language Standards 13 up to and including grade 5.)

ELAGSE5W6

With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.

ELAGSE5W7

Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic

ELAGSE5W8

Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of source

ELAGSE5W9

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

ELAGSE5W9a

Apply grade 5 Reading Standards to literature (e.g., Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or a drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., how characters interact]).

ELAGSE5W9b

Apply grade 5 Reading Standards to informational texts (e.g., Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence supports which point[s]).