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Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

Grade 5


Grade 5

Guided by the Common Core State Standards, students in grade 5 will read widely and deeply from a range of high-quality, increasingly challenging literature and informational text from diverse cultures and different time periods (RL/RI.5.10) such that they will be able to quote accurately and explicitly to support inferences (RL/RI.5.1).
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Grade 5

Exposing students to grade-level texts of appropriate complexity lies at the heart of each module. The modules reflect the balance of 50 percent informational text and 50 percent literature that students are expected to read, including reading in ELA, science, social studies, and the arts.
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Grade 5

The balance of student writing should be 65 percent analytical (30 percent opinion and 35 percent to explain/inform) and 35 percent narrative, with a mix of on-demand and review-and-revision writing assignments. Building student competence and confidence with technology should be part of instruction.
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Grade 5

Each module includes the opportunity for students to produce one extended project that uses research to address a significant topic, problem, or issue. This entails gathering and integrating relevant information from several additional literary or informational texts in various media or formats on a particular topic or question drawn from one or more texts from the module, taking notes, and categorizing information as well as providing a list of sources.
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Grade 5

In each module, students are expected to take a close look at the texts they encounter through the lenses of the following skills rooted in the standards.
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Grade 5

In each module, students are expected to recognize words and read with fluency through the lenses of the following skills rooted in the standards.
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Grade 4 to Grade 5

In grade 5, students write with increasing sophistication to present the relationships between ideas and information efficiently. Additionally, students are expected to demonstrate sufficient keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting. 
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Grade 4 to Grade 5

In grade 5, students speak (both in informal discussions and in more formal presentations) with growing maturity to convey ideas and information both clearly and persuasively. They are simultaneously developing listening skills that allow them to participate effectively and contribute to groups. 
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