Nebraska English Learning Standards — Grade 5


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LA 5.1.1

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of print.

LA 5.1.2

Students will demonstrate phonological awareness through oral activities.

LA 5.1.3.a

Use knowledge of phonetic and structural analysis (e.g., Anglo-Saxon common roots and affixes, multiple syllable words)

LA 5.1.4.a

Read phrases, clauses, and sentences that sound like natural language to support comprehension

LA 5.1.4.b

Read words and phrases accurately and automatically

LA 5.1.4.c

Recognize and practice elements of oral prosodic reading to reflect meaning of text (e.g., poem read slowly, conversational narrative, emphasis on key points of information)

LA 5.1.4.d

Adjust oral or silent reading pace based on purpose, text difficulty, form, and style

LA 5.1.5.a

Apply knowledge of word structure elements, known words, and word patterns to determine meaning (e.g., affixes, abbreviations, parts of speech, word origins)

LA 5.1.5.b

Relate new grade level vocabulary to prior knowledge and use in new situations

LA 5.1.5.c

Select and apply knowledge of context clues (e.g., word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph clues, re-reading) and text features (e.g., glossary, headings, subheadings, captions, maps) to determine meaning of unknown words in a variety of text structures

LA 5.1.5.d

Identify semantic relationships (e.g., multiple meanings, metaphors, similes, idioms, analogies)

LA 5.1.5.e

Determine meaning using print and digital reference materials (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, glossary)

LA 5.1.6.a

Identify authors purpose(s) (e.g., explain, entertain, inform, persuade) and recognize how author perspective (e.g., beliefs, assumptions, biases) influences text

LA 5.1.6.b

Identify and analyze elements of narrative text (e.g., character development, setting, plot, theme)

LA 5.1.6.c

Summarize narrative text including characters, setting, plot, and theme with supporting details

LA 5.1.6.d

Identify literary devices and explain the ways in which language is used (e.g., simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, imagery, rhythm)

LA 5.1.6.e

Summarize and analyze the main idea from informational text using supporting details

LA 5.1.6.f

Understand and apply knowledge of organizational patterns found in informational text (e.g., sequence, description, cause and effect, compare/contrast, fact/opinion)

LA 5.1.6.g

Apply knowledge of text features to locate information and gain meaning from a text (e.g., index, maps, charts, tables, graphs, headings, subheadings)

LA 5.1.6.h

Describe the defining characteristics of narrative and informational genres (e.g., textbooks, myths, fantasies, science fiction, drama, periodicals, essays)

LA 5.1.6.i

Recognize the social, historical, cultural, and biographical influences in a variety of genres

LA 5.1.6.j

Use narrative and informational text to develop a national and global multi-cultural perspective

LA 5.1.6.k

Generate and/or answer literal, inferential, critical, and interpretive questions, supporting answers using prior knowledge and literal and inferential information from the text and additional sources

LA 5.1.6.l

Select text for a particular purpose (e.g., information, pleasure, answer a specific question)

LA 5.1.6.m

Build and activate prior knowledge in order to identify text to self, text to text, and text to world connections before, during, and after reading

LA 5.1.6.n

Self-monitor comprehension by recognizing when meaning is disrupted and apply strategies to clarify, confirm, or correct

LA 5.1.6.o

Use examples and details to make inferences or logical predictions while previewing and reading text

LA 5.1.6.p

Respond to text verbally, in writing, or artistically

LA 5.2.1.a

Use prewriting activities and inquiry tools to generate and organize information, guide writing, and answer questions (e.g., sketch, brainstorm, map, outline, diagram, free write, graphic organizer, digital idea mapping tool)

LA 5.2.1.b

Generate a draft by: Grade 5 -Selecting and organizing ideas relevant to topic, purpose, and genre -Composing paragraphs with simple and compound sentences of varying length, and complexity, and type (e.g., declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative) -Developing details and transitional phrases that link one paragraph to another

LA 5.2.1.c

Revise to improve writing (e.g., quality of ideas, organization, sentence fluency, word choice, voice)

LA 5.2.1.d

Provide oral, written, and/or electronic feedback to other writers; utilize others feedback to improve own writing

LA 5.2.1.e

Edit writing for format and conventions (e.g., spelling, capitalization, grammar, punctuation)

LA 5.2.1.f

Publish a legible document (e.g. report, digital story) applying formatting techniques (e.g., indenting paragraphs, titles)

LA 5.2.2.a

Write in a selected genre considering purpose (e.g., inform, entertain, persuade, instruct)

LA 5.2.2.b

Write to a specified audience considering interests, background knowledge, and expectations (e.g., known or unknown individual, business, organization)

LA 5.2.2.c

Write considering tone/voice and typical characteristics of a selected genre (e.g., memoir, biography, report, persuasive letter, poem, essay)

LA 5.2.2.d

Select and apply an organizational structure appropriate to the task (e.g., logical, sequential order, description)

LA 5.2.2.e

Analyze models and examples (own and others) of various genres to create a similar piece

LA 5.3.1.a

Communicate ideas and information in a manner appropriate for the purpose and setting

LA 5.3.1.b

Demonstrate speaking techniques for a variety of purposes and situations

LA 5.3.1.c

Utilize available media to enhance communication (e.g., projection system, presentation software)

LA 5.3.2.a

Demonstrate listening skills needed for multiple situations and modalities (e.g., video, audio, distance, one-to-one, group)

LA 5.3.2.b

Listen and ask questions to clarify, and take notes to ensure accuracy of information

LA 5.3.2.c

Listen to, summarize and interpret message and purpose of information being communicated

LA 5.3.3.a

Demonstrate sensitivity to the use of words in general as well as to a particular audience (e.g., stereotypes, connotations, subtleties of language)

LA 5.3.3.b

Apply conversation strategies (e.g., face the speaker, listen while others are talking, gain the floor, eye contact, tone, stay on topic, non-verbal cues)

LA 5.3.3.c

Interact and collaborate with others in learning situations by contributing questions, information, opinions, and ideas using a variety of media and formats

LA 5.4.1.a

Select and use multiple resources to generate and answer questions (e.g., print, subscription databases, web resources)

LA 5.4.1.b

Demonstrate ethical and legal use of information by citing sources using a prescribed format (e.g., creating a simplified citation of information used)

LA 5.4.1.c

Practice safe and ethical behaviors when communicating and interacting with others (e.g., safe information to share online, appropriate language use, utilizing appropriate sites and materials, respecting diverse perspectives)

LA 5.4.1.d

Engage in activities with learners from a variety of cultures through electronic means (e.g., podcasts, video chats, distance learning)

LA 5.4.1.e

Evaluate the message for bias and commercialism (e.g., product placement, advertising, body image)

LA 5.4.1.f

Gather and share information and opinions as a result of communication with others (e.g., video/audio chat, interview, podcast, multi-media presentations)

LA 5.4.1.g

Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information (e.g., social bookmarking, online collaborative tools)