Language Arts - Grade Five   (#5010046)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

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This course description defines what students should understand and be able to do by the end of Grade 5.

General Notes

Special Notes:

Instructional Practices: Teaching from well-written, grade-level instructional materials enhances students' content area knowledge and also strengthens their ability to comprehend longer, complex reading passages on any topic for any reason. Using the following instructional practices also helps student learning:
  1. Reading assignments from longer text passages as well as shorter ones when text is extremely complex.
  2. Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
  3. Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.
  4. Requiring students to support answers with evidence from the text.
  5. Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link:

General Information

Course Number: 5010046
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: LANG ARTS GRADE 5
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Type: Core Academic Course
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): K,1,2,3,4,5

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

Integrating Information: A Titanic Challenge:

Read about the sinking of the Titanic and learn to identify key ideas in multiple texts, review similarities and differences between those key ideas, and identify the difference between important and interesting key ideas. This interactive tutorial will help you integrate information from several texts on the same topic.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

What's the Meaning of This?:

Meet Detective Brown! He and his friends are all detectives.You know, readers are just like detectives. Detectives try to solve mysteries when they're on a case and readers try to solve mysteries when they're trying to determine the meaning of what they're reading. Just like detectives, readers need to look for clues to help them figure out the meanings of unknown words and phrases. By the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to use context clues to help you understand the meaning of a word or phrase.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Answering Research Questions: Extreme Snowboarding:

Learn how to draw information from multiple print sources to locate an answer to any research question quickly.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Why Did the Author Write That?:

Learn how to analyze multiple accounts of the same topic or event and note important similarities and differences in the points of view they represent with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

What's the Matter in the Galaxy?:

Learn to identify components within a galaxy such as gas, dust, stars and objects that orbit stars with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Identifying the Control Group:

Learn to identify a control group and explain its importance in an experiment with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Do You Need Me to Repeat That?:

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text.

In this tutorial you will learn to identify the importance of repeated trials in an experiment.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Adages and Proverbs: Revealing Hidden Meanings:

Meet Melvin the Magician! When you’re dealing with magic, things are not always as they appear. That’s what makes magic fun! Similarly, when you’re working with adages and proverbs, things are also not always as they appear. Melvin will never reveal the secrets to his magic tricks, but he will reveal the secret to figuring out what adages and proverbs mean. Learn how to recognize adages and proverbs and explain their meaning.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Series Winners:

Identify a series of items in a sentence and use commas or semicolons to separate items in a series as you complete this interactive, baseball-themed tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Idioms: Revealing Hidden Meanings:

Learn how to recognize idioms and explain their meanings as you complete this interactive, magic-themed tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Quote from Text:

Learn to quote accurately from a text when answering explicit questions and when supporting inferences from the text as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Marvelous Solid Mixtures: Let’s Sort them Out!:

Learn and demonstrate that mixtures of solids can be separated by observable properties in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

How Do We Do Science?:

Learn how authentic scientific investigations do not always follow the steps of the traditional "scientific method" with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Student Center Activity

Edcite: ELA Reading Grade 4-5:

Students can practice answering reading comprehension questions with a text about online learning. With an account, students can save their work and send it to their teacher when complete.

Type: Student Center Activity

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.
Additional Requirements:
The following Florida Standards for the Mathematical Practices (MP) are applicable to all content areas.
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. (MP 1)
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. (MP 3)
  • Attend to precision. (MP 6)