All Grade 5 Standards for

English Language Arts/Literacy

The standard grade refers to the level at which the standard applies. Some standards have specific grade levels, like K, 1, 2, and 3, but others are shared, such as 6-8 or 11-12. The standards below have the same grade designation. Click a standard to learn more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 1-3 above.)

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