Oklahoma 2016 Academic Standards for English Language Arts — Grade 5

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Students will actively listen and speak clearly using appropriate discussion rules with awareness of verbal and nonverbal cues.


Students will ask and answer questions to seek help, get information, or clarify about information presented orally through text or other media to confirm understanding.


Students will engage in collaborative discussions about appropriate topics and texts, expressing their own ideas clearly while building on the ideas of others in pairs, diverse groups, and whole class settings.


Students will give formal and informal presentations in a group or individually, organizing information and determining appropriate content for audience.


Students will work effectively and respectfully within diverse groups, share responsibility for collaborative work, and value individual contributions made by each group member.


Students will create an objective summary, including main idea and supporting details, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events.


Students will compare and contrast details in literary and nonfiction/informational texts to distinguish genres.


Students will begin to paraphrase main ideas with supporting details in a text.


Students will apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing.


Students will plan (e.g., outline) and prewrite a first draft as necessary.


Students will develop drafts by choosing an organizational structure (e.g., description, compare/contrast, sequential, problem/solution, cause/effect, etc.) and building on ideas in multi-paragraph essays.


Students will edit and revise multiple drafts for intended purpose (e.g., staying on topic), organization, and coherence.


Students will use resources to find correct spellings of words (e.g., word wall, vocabulary notebook, print and electronic dictionaries, and spell-check)


Students will determine an authors stated or implied purpose and draw conclusions to evaluate how well the authors purpose was achieved.


Students will determine the point of view and describe how it affects grade-level literary and/or informational text.


Students will describe and find textual evidence of key literary elements: setting plot characters (i.e., protagonist, antagonist) characterization theme


Students will evaluate literary devices to support interpretations of literary texts: simile metaphor personification onomatopoeia hyperbole imagery symbolism* tone* *Students will find textual evidence when provided with examples


Students will distinguish fact from opinion in non-fiction text and investigate facts for accuracy.


Students will distinguish the structures of texts (e.g., description, compare/contrast, sequential, problem/solution, cause/effect) and content by making inferences about texts and use textual evidence to support understanding.


Students will compare and contrast texts and ideas within and between texts.


Students will write narratives incorporating characters, plot, setting, point of view, conflict (i.e., internal, external), and dialogue.


Students will introduce and develop a topic, incorporating evidence (e.g., specific facts, examples, details) and maintaining an organized structure.


Students will clearly state an opinion supported with facts and details.


Students will show relationships among facts, opinions, and supporting details


Students will increase knowledge of academic, domain-appropriate, grade-level vocabulary to infer meaning of grade-level text.


Students will use word parts (e.g., affixes, Greek and Latin roots, stems) to define new words and determine the meaning of new words.


Students will use context clues to determine or clarify the meaning of words or distinguish among multiple-meaning words.


Students will infer the relationships among words with multiple meanings, including synonyms, antonyms, analogies, and more complex homographs and homonyms.


Students will use a dictionary, glossary, or a thesaurus (print and/or electronic) to determine or clarify the meanings, syllabication, pronunciation, synonyms, and parts of speech of words.


Students will use domain-appropriate vocabulary to communicate ideas in writing clearly.


Students will select appropriate language to create a specific effect according to purpose in writing.


Students will recognize conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections and explain their effect in particular sentences.


Students will recognize verb tense to signify various times, sequences, states, and conditions in text.


Students will recognize the subject and verb agreement.


Students will write using correct mechanics with a focus on commas, apostrophes, and quotation marks as needed for dialogue and quoted material.


Students will compose simple, compound, and complex sentences and questions, create sentences with an understood subject, and correct fragments and run-on sentences.


Students will form and use the present and past verb tenses.


Students will form and use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.


Students will recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.


Students will use their own viable research questions to find information about a specific topic.


Students will record and organize information from various print and/or digital sources.


Students will determine the relevance and reliability of the information gathered.


Students will write research papers and/or texts independently over extended periods of time (e.g., time for research, reflection, and revision) and for shorter timeframes (e.g., a single sitting or a day or two).


Students will formulate a viable research question from findings.


Students will organize information found during research, following a modified citation style (e.g., author, title, publication date) with guidance and support.


Students will summarize and present information in a report.


Students will analyze the characteristics and effectiveness of a variety of written, oral, visual, digital, non-verbal, and interactive texts to generate and answer literal and interpretive questions to create new understandings.


Students will compare and contrast how ideas and topics are depicted in a variety of media and formats.


Students will create multimodal content that effectively communicates an idea using technology and appropriate media.


Students will create presentations that integrate visual displays and other multimedia to enrich the presentation.


Students will select appropriate texts for specific purposes and read independently for extended periods of time.


Students will write independently over extended periods of time (e.g., time for research, reflection, and revision) and for shorter timeframes (e.g., a single sitting or a day or two) to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.