• By the end of fifth grade your child should be able to do the following:


    • Listen and draw conclusions in subject area learning activities


    • Make planned oral presentations appropriate to the audience
    • Maintain eye contact and use gestures, facial expressions, and appropriate voice during group presentations
    • Participate in class discussions across subject areas
    • Summarize main points
    • Report about information gathered in group activities


    • Read grade-level books fluently
    • Learn meanings of unfamiliar words through knowledge of root words, prefixes, and suffixes
    • Prioritize information according to the purpose of reading
    • Read a variety of literary forms
    • Describe development of character and plot
    • Describe characteristics of poetry
    • Analyze author's language and style
    • Use reference materials to support opinions


    • Write for a variety of purposes
    • Use vocabulary effectively
    • Vary sentence structure
    • Revise writing for clarity
    • Edit final copies