• reading
    5.4 The student will read fiction and nonfiction with fluency and accuracy.
    • Expand vocabulary when reading.
    • Use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases.
    • Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
    • Use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones.
    • Identify an author's use of figurative language.
    • Use dictionary, glossary, thesaurus, and other word-reference materials.
    • Develop vocabulary by listening to and reading a variety of texts.
    • Study word meanings across content areas.

    5.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.

    • Describe the relationship between text and previously read materials.
    • Describe character development in fiction and poetry selections.
    • Describe the development of plot and explain the resolution of conflict(s).
    • Describe the characteristics of free verse, rhymed, and patterned poetry.
    • Describe how an author’s choice of vocabulary and style contributes to the quality and enjoyment of selections.
    • Identify and ask questions that clarify various points of view.
    • Identify the main idea.
    • Summarize supporting details form text.
    • Draw conclusions and make inferences from text.
    • Identify cause and effect relationships.
    • Make, confirm, or revise predictions.
    • Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.
    • Read with fluency and accuracy.

    5.6 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.

    • Use text organizers, such as type, headings, and graphics, to predict and categorize information.
    • Use prior knowledge and build additional background knowledge as context for new learning.
    • Identify structural patterns found in nonfiction.
    • Locate information to support opinions, predictions, and conclusions.
    • Identify cause-and-effect relationships following transition words signaling the pattern.
    • Differentiate between fact and opinion.
    • Identify the main idea of nonfiction texts.
    • Summarize supporting details in nonfiction texts.
    • Identify, compare, and contrast relationships.
    • Skim materials to develop a general overview of content and to locate specific information.
    • Identify new information gained from reading.
    • Read with fluency and accuracy.
    • Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.

    5.9 The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources for a research product.
    • Construct questions about a topic.
    • Collection information from multiple resources including online, print, and media.
    • Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information.
    • Organize information presented on charts, maps, and graphs.
    • Develop notes that include important concepts, summaries, and identification of information sources.
    • Give credit to sources used in research.
    • Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism.