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LAFS.5.L.1.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Demonstrate fluent and legible cursive writing skills.Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Conventions of Standard English

LAFS.5.L.1.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Use punctuation to separate items in a series.Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., Its true, isnt it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
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Content Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Conventions of Standard English

LAFS.5.L.2.3
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.
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Content Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Knowledge of Language

LAFS.5.L.3.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis).Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

LAFS.5.L.3.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
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Content Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

LAFS.5.L.3.6
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases as found in grade level appropriate texts, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).
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Content Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

LAFS.5.RF.3.3
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
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Content Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Phonics and Word Recognition

LAFS.5.RF.4.4
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Fluency

LAFS.5.RI.1.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Key Ideas and Details

LAFS.5.RI.1.2

Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.


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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Key Ideas and Details

LAFS.5.RI.1.3
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
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Content Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Key Ideas and Details

LAFS.5.RI.2.4
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Craft and Structure

LAFS.5.RI.2.5
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
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Content Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Craft and Structure

LAFS.5.RI.2.6
Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
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Content Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Craft and Structure

LAFS.5.RI.3.7
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.
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

LAFS.5.RI.3.8
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
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Content Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

LAFS.5.RI.3.9

Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.


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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

LAFS.5.RI.4.10
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 45 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Range of Reading and Level of Text...

LAFS.5.RL.1.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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Content Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Key Ideas and Details

LAFS.5.RL.1.2
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem 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.
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Content Complexity: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

Date Adopted/Revised: 12/10

Belongs to: Key Ideas and Details

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