5th Grade ELA Curriculum
The curriculum on the following pages illustrates a vision which incorporates the Illinois State Learning Standards into a coherent, yearlong learning sequence. The outline is intentionally spare, made with the recognition that district staff will adapt it to suit their students’ needs and to include ongoing inclusion of new resources such as specific texts, assignments, assessments, and background materials for teachers.
The following standards are addressed in most ELA units throughout the year:
RL.5.1/RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RL.5.10 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.
RI.5.10 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.
RF.5.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.5.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
W.5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.
W.5.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strength writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing, rewriting, and trying a new approach.
W.5.10 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 disciple-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.