Grade 5 Language Arts/Reading

Grade 5 Language Arts/Reading

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Course Overview
Grade 5 Language Arts/Reading is a rigorous course that builds and challenges students' growing language arts and reading skills with more complex texts and writing structures.  Students learn how to create, support, and develop a logical flow of ideas in writing that will convey to readers a main point or message. In addition, concepts of English basics, including phonics, word origins, vocabulary, spelling, and grammar are reviewed. Course topics include:
    • Prose, Sentences, and Personal Narrative
    • Prose, Nouns, and Story Writing
    • Drama and Verbs
    • Poetry and Pronouns
    • Genres, Adjectives, and Writing to Compare
    • Historic Text, Adverbs, and Essay Writing
    • Scientific Text and Writing a Book Review
    • Technical Text, Capitalization, and Sources
    • Research, Punctuation, and Reports
    • Precise and Effective Writing

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Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 In this unit students study the structure of prose, sentence grammar, the writing process, and using characters in prose. They explore sentence fragments and review full sentences. They discuss how to write a personal narrative, events in prose, vocabulary, and combining sentences. They investigate settings in prose, writing to develop a theme, themes in prose, run-on sentences, and writing with text evidence. Unit 2 In this unit students discuss summarizing prose, as well as vocabulary and spelling. They review nouns and explore common and proper nouns, as well as ideas for fantasy writing. They discuss making inferences in prose, and singular and plural nouns. They investigate how to write a fantasy story, how to write a narrative, and idioms, adages, and proverbs. They study possessive nouns, editing a fantasy story, plurals and possessives, quoting and explaining text, and presenting a fantasy story. Unit 3 In this unit students explore the structure of drama, as well as synonyms and antonyms, writing the introduction for a narrative, action verbs, dialogue in narrative, and theme in drama. They learn to compare and contrast writing styles, they review verbs, and they investigate homographs, pacing in narrative writing, verb tenses, conclusions in narrative writing, and characters in drama. They discuss main and helping verbs, settings in drama, irregular verbs, linking verbs, perfect verbs, and events in drama. They review past tense verbs and future tense verbs, and study progressive verbs and correcting verb tense shifts. Unit 4 In this unit students learn about the structure of poetry, pronouns and antecedents, theme in poetry, subject and object pronouns, and reflexive pronouns. They have a pronouns review, then study pronoun-verb agreement, metaphors and similes, possessive pronouns, and relative pronouns. They also explore pronouns, contractions, and homophones. Unit 5 In this unit students discuss writing with descriptive details, adventure stories, adjectives that compare, and writing to compare and contrast. They review contractions, and study mystery stories, writing an expository essay, comparing with more and most, and analyzing multimedia content. They explore analyzing multimedia content, writing evidence to support ideas, analyzing a graphic novel, comparing with good and bad, and writing introductions and conclusions, and they review adjectives. Following this unit students are presented with the Mid-Term Review and Exam. Unit 6 In this unit students study the structure of historic text, ideas for essay writing, adverbs, and main idea and details. They explore writing an essay, adverbs that compare, summarizing informational text, and editing an essay. They discuss linking ideas in opinion writing, using good and well, comparing historic texts, negatives, and presenting an essay. Unit 7 In this unit students explore comparison in scientific text, writing that persuades, prepositions, prepositional phrases, and conjunctions. They gain understanding of content words, ideas for book reviews, and subordinating conjunctions, and they review synonyms and antonyms. They study sequence, correlative conjunctions, titles of works, cause and effect, and editing a book review, interjections, and presenting a book review. Unit 8 In this unit students learn about the structure of technical text, capitalization, present tense verbs, understanding technical text, and common capitalization mistakes. They explore using resources to understand words, commas with introductory elements, writing with purpose to an audience, comparing text structures, how to write a letter, and finding evidence in text. Unit 9 In this unit students investigate summarizing a speech, writing supporting details, punctuation in a series, and writing a main idea. They explore comma usage, writing a research report, definitions and examples, writing with organization, and abstract nouns. They discuss monitoring comprehension and writing transition words and phrases. Unit 10 In this unit students study choosing a topic to research, restatements, writing effective sentences, and using multiple sources. They learn about finding information from multiple sources, comparisons, writing a research paper, writing a conclusion, editing a research paper, and publishing a research paper. Following this unit students are presented with the Final Review and Exam.

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