What you will learn: In fifth grade, readers determine how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic. Compare and contrast characters and points of view. Demonstrate the ability to locate and integrate information efficiently from various digital and print sources. Use the knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, roots and affixes to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in and out of context.
Writing applications get complex with narratives, essays, and fiction. We use transitional words, phrases, and clauses to sequence the events. In language, we learn to use conjunctions, interjections, and perfect verb tenses. Upgrade the vocabulary with affixes and roots, idioms, and proverbs. We expand on our punctuation skills. Focus is on use of technology.