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Fifth Grade Reading

SISD Standards

The student uses strategies to decode or comprehend meaning of words in text


 5.1 Demonstrates knowledge of

  • word structure (root words, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations) (e.g. What does the suffix “less” mean in the term “hairless legs”? )
  • language structure through reading words in text (word order, grammar)*


5.2 Determines the meaning of unfamiliar words using knowledge of

  • word families
  • phonetics
  • context and visual cues
  • structural elements (contractions, compound words, root words, prefixes suffixes, plurals)*


5.3 Obtains information using text features including

  • pictures
  • illustrations
  • text structure (e.g., bolded or italicized text, graphs, charts, or headings)*


5.4 Identifies word relationships

  • synonyms
  • antonyms
  • homophones
  • homographs)
  • identifying shades of meaning (e.g., hot, warm)
  • analogies


The student comprehends literal or inferred meaning from text


5.5 Locates information explicitly stated in narrative and informational text to answer literal-comprehension questions*


5.6 Self-monitors comprehension  

  • formulates questions while reading (e.g., why do characters react to the same situation differently)
  • rereads (e.g., for clarification, confirmation, correction)*(L)


5.7 Makes inferences

  • predicts logical outcomes (e.g. how would the story have been different)
  • deduces missing outcome or information (e.g. where a story takes place if not directly stated)


5.8 Draws conclusions based on information presented in the text

  • cause and effect,
  • character motivation
  • predictions


The student reads text aloud


5.9 Reads orally with

·       rhythm,

·       flow

·       expression

  • showing understanding of punctuation and other conventions of print*


The student restates/summarizes information


5.10 Restates and summarizes main ideas or events in correct sequence

·       paraphrasing

·       constructs a topic outline

·       uses graphic organizers

·       makes accurate restatements

·       constructs summaries of main ideas or events


The student demonstrates an understanding of main idea


5.11 Identifies the main idea or central concept in various types of texts


5.12 Locates information in narrative and informational text to answer questions related to main ideas or key details


5.13 Identifies or describes related experiences and events to support understanding of a main idea (e.g. makes world-to-text connections) (L)


The student follows written directions


5.14 Completes a task by following written, multi-step directions (e.g., basic science directions, origami) and identified the sequence of steps in multi-step directions


The student analyzes content and structure of genres


5.15 Explains the characteristics of the four major genres of fiction:

  • short story
  • drama
  • novel
  • poetry


5.16 Explains the characteristics of fiction and non-fiction, prose and poetry


The student analyzes literary elements and devices


5.17 Explains the use of literary elements and devices appropriate to genre

  • dialogue
  • rhyme
  • alliteration
  • simile,
  • metaphor
  • personification


5.18 Analyze in fiction

  • plot (e.g., main conflict or problem, sequence of events, resolution)
  • settings (e.g., how it affects the characters or plot)
  • characters (e.g., physical characteristics, personality traits, motivation, growth and change)
  • point of view (who is telling the story)


5.19 Compares and contrasts plot, setting and characters in different stories across a variety of works by a variety of authors.


The student analyzes content of text to differentiate fact and opinion


5.20 Expresses and supports opinions with evidence from text


The student connects themes


5.21 Identifies themes in text and makes relevant connections

·       self to text

·       world to text

·       text to text


5.22 Identifies author’s message, theme, or purpose (e.g., helping others brings great rewards)


The student makes connections between cultural influences/events


5.23 Identifies cultural influences in texts 

  • dialects
  • customs
  • traditions

5.24 Identifies common ideas, events, and situations in multicultural reading

5.25 Compares and contrasts cultural events, ideas, settings, and influences in one story or text to similar stories or texts from other cultures (e.g., coming-of-age stories)

Nick Higson,
Aug 16, 2011, 5:54 PM