• Grade 5 Reading Curriculum

     

    Grade 5 Reading Course Description 


                 As students transition to fifth grade, they continue to focus on reading and responding in writing to complex informational texts and literature and in developing deeper comprehension skills. The foundational skills work focuses on vocabulary, morphology, and multi-syllabic words all in the service of developing stronger reading skills. Students develop stronger reading and writing skills as they respond to texts they have read with writing by focusing on close reading and text analysis. Our core reading resource is Into Reading by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which provides a comprehensive approach to the teaching of foundational skills (phonemic awareness and phonics), vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and handwriting.

    Standards Across All Units


    Foundational Skills

    CC.1.1.5.D.1 Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words.

    CC.1.1.5.E.1 Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

    CC.1.1.5.E.2 Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

    CC.1.1.5.E.3 Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.5.A  Cite textual evidence by quoting accurately from the text to explain what the text says explicitly and make inferences.

    CC.1.2.5.C  Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a text based on specific information in the text.

    CC.1.2.5.D  Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

    CC.1.2.5.E  Use text structure, in and among texts, to interpret information (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution).

    CC.1.2.5.F  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade-level text, including interpretation of figurative language.

    CC.1.2.5.G  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.

    CC.1.2.5.I  Integrate information from several texts on the same topic to demonstrate understanding of that topic.

    CC.1.2.5.J  Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships.

    CC.1.2.5.K  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.

    CC.1.2.5.L  Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently


    Literature

    CC.1.3.5.A  Determine a theme of a text 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.

    CC.1.3.5.B  Cite textual evidence by quoting accurately from the text to explain what the text says explicitly and make inferences.

    CC.1.3.5.D  Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

    CC.1.3.5.E  Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

    CC.1.3.5.F  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade-level text, including interpretation of figurative language.

    CC.1.3.5.G 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).

    CC.1.3.5.H  Compare and contrast texts in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics as well as additional literary elements.

    CC.1.3.5.I  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.

    CC.1.3.5.J  Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships.

    CC.1.3.5.K  Read and comprehend literary fiction on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.


    Speaking and Listening Standards Across Units and Content

    Standards

    1.5.5.A Collaborative Discussion - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions on grade-level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    1.5.5.B Critical Listening - Summarize the main points of written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

    1.5.5.C Evaluating Information - Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.   

    1.5.5.D Purpose, Audience, and Task -  Report on a topic or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly with adequate volume, appropriate pacing, and clear pronunciation.

    1.5.5.E Context -  Adapt speech to a variety of  contexts using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

    1.5.5.F Multimedia - Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

    1.5.5.G Conventions of Standard English -  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when speaking based on Grade 5 level and content.

    Unit 1 (Modules:  Inventors at Work, What a Story, Natural Disasters)


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.5.H  Determine how an author supports particular points in a text through reasons and evidence.


    Literature

    CC.1.3.5.C  Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.

    Unit 2 (Modules:  Wild West, Project Earth, Art for Everyone)


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.5.H  Determine how an author supports particular points in a text through reasons and evidence.


    Literature

    CC.1.3.5.C  Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.

    Unit 3 (Modules:  Above, Below and Beyond, A New Home, Unexpected/Unexplained)


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.5.H  Determine how an author supports particular points in a text through reasons and evidence.


    Literature

    CC.1.3.5.C  Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.

    Unit 4 (Modules:  The Lives of Animals, Genre Study:  Non Fiction, Genre Study:  Literary Texts)


    All included above.

Last Modified on June 21, 2023