LAFS.5.L.2.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
  1. Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
  2. Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 5
Strand: Language Standards
Idea: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
7713010: Music: K-5 (Specifically in versions: 2013 - 2015, 2015 - 2019 (course terminated))
5010010: English for Speakers of Other Languages-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (course terminated))
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5010046: Language Arts - Grade Five (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7710016: Access Language Arts - Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
5003060: Dance - Intermediate 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5001060: Art - Intermediate 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5013110: Music - Intermediate 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7701045: Access Art Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2018 - 2019, 2019 and beyond (current))
5004250: Theatre Intermediate 3 (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5010105: Introduction to Debate Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
LAFS.5.L.2.AP.3a: Expand, combine and reduce sentences for meaning, reader interest and style for writing or speaking.

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Lesson Plans

MEA Bait Shop Baffle:

Students will first review rectangular prisms and the formula for finding the volume of rectangular prisms. After students have determined the volume of a given set of rectangular prisms (aquariums), the students will use that information to help Seymour Phish in determining which aquarium he should purchase for his minnows.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

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The Drama of Superheroes:

This is lesson 3 in a series of 3 lessons where students create trading cards of superhero characters, write comic strips using the superhero characters and expand the narratives from comic strips to create Reader's Theater scripts.

Type: Lesson Plan

Superhero Comic Strips:

This is lesson 2 in a series of 3 lessons where students create trading cards of superhero characters, write comic strips using the superhero characters and expand the narratives from comic strips to create Reader's Theater scripts.

Type: Lesson Plan

Create a Superhero:

This is lesson 1 in a series of 3 lessons where students create trading cards of superhero characters, write comic strips using the superhero characters and expand the narratives from comic strips to create Reader's Theater scripts.

Type: Lesson Plan

Bridge to Perfection:

During this activity, students will read a book about the Brooklyn Bridge. After whole class discussion, children will explore different types of bridges and data, in order to decipher which bridge is the strongest. The students will work collaboratively in groups with assigned student roles. Students will utilized Higher Order thinking to create a solution. The culminating activity is a presentation of solution to whole class.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

Type: Lesson Plan

STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

Bridge to Perfection:

During this activity, students will read a book about the Brooklyn Bridge. After whole class discussion, children will explore different types of bridges and data, in order to decipher which bridge is the strongest. The students will work collaboratively in groups with assigned student roles. Students will utilized Higher Order thinking to create a solution. The culminating activity is a presentation of solution to whole class.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

MEA Bait Shop Baffle:

Students will first review rectangular prisms and the formula for finding the volume of rectangular prisms. After students have determined the volume of a given set of rectangular prisms (aquariums), the students will use that information to help Seymour Phish in determining which aquarium he should purchase for his minnows.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

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