Fifth Grade
Common Core-
Language Arts

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Miscellaneous

 

 

  1. Teachers Tool box -More Sight Word websites

  2. Education Place -Pre-K–8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Intervention, Professional Development, activities, games, and textbook support

  3. Kids Port- Great site to assist in all areas

  4. Spelling City  Spelling City is a fun new educational site that can help children improve their spelling skills:
    -  contains over 25,000 words, including plurals, contractions, future and past tenses. -  uses a REAL human voice that says both the word and the word in a sentence -  a 'Teach Me' function that spells out the word using both visual and auditory input to improve retention -  teachers and parents can enter and save their own spelling lists for their students/children
    -  students can play games with their words or any saved lists
    -  teachers and parents can save and share their lists.
    -  the forum allows teachers and parents to share lists and ideas  
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Reading for Literature

Key Ideas and Details

 

 

1. Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  1. Merpy.com Stories - animated stories to be read online
  2. Books for Young Children -These books are on line. They are fun to read and some very good stories.
  3. Poem Pack - Ten colorful poems with animation, audio and activities - featuring Daisy the snail, the toad and the goat, and friends. Read it, Hear it, search for sounds, and find words concentrating on vowel blends.
  4. Poetry Idea Engine-Get your poetry juices flowing with the Poetry Idea Engine. Created with GoCyberCamp, this activity will allow you to write haikus, free verse, limericks, and more!
  5. Character Scrapbook-awesome online activity from Scholastic.com
  6. Poetry Splatter-From RIF (Reading is Fundamental)
  7. BBC: The Magic Key-Looking for patterns in poetry and rhymes
    (Easier, but fun!
  8. High School Magnetic Poetry-Play around with little word "magnets" to create your own free verse poetry!
  9. Wizards and Pigs: Poetry Pickle-Fun, educational game from GameGoo.
  10. Melvin and Steven-Listen to the cool dudes explain poetry; from BBC
    (Better for Grades 5-8)
  11. Fridge Magnets-Create a poem about ghosts and ghouls, sweets, cats, and dragons.
  12. ZuZu.org-Poetry written by kids like you! (Includes spooky, holiday, Sci-Fi, and dogs and cats)
  13. Summer Campout Poetry-choose words to make poetry - fun activity from American Girl.
  14. My Monster-Fun poem to fill in and create.
  15. Storynory-Free audiobooks for kids. Download to your computer or through iTunes.
  16. Toon University-Practice your reading comprehension with a quiz.
  17. Game - Author's Purpose - Matching game Online quizzes on Author's Purpose- Quiz One ; Quiz Two
  18. Reading terms review  Smart Notebook

 

 

 

 

 

2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

3. Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

Craft and Structure

 

 

4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

  1. Book Pals Don't just read a story; hear it read to you by actress and actors from the screen actors guild. On line streaming video with many special affects. This is a fantastic website for kids of all ages. 4 Star
  2. Character Scrapbook-Use this readers response activity to analyze the characters in any book.  Print and collect your scrapbook pages.
  3. Making Text to Self Connections-Online lesson (Great for projector or small group use).
  4. Making Text to Self Connections-Practice making connections.
  5. Connections Mini-lesson-Online mini-lesson from Elementary Test Prep.
  6. Connections Practice-Continuation of mini-lesson from Elementary Test Prep.
  7. Author's Viewpoint - lesson on looking for clues about how the author feels about a topic.
  8. Author's Viewpoint 2 - read each paragraph and choose the author's viewpoint.

     

 

5. Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

6. Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

 

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 

 

 

   7. Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

  1. Book Pals Don't just read a story; hear it read to you by actress and actors from the screen actors guild. On line streaming video with many special affects. This is a fantastic website for kids of all ages. 4 Star
  2. Character Scrapbook-Use this readers response activity to analyze the characters in any book.  Print and collect your scrapbook pages.
  3. Making Text to Self Connections-Online lesson (Great for projector or small group use).
  4. Making Text to Self Connections-Practice making connections.
  5. Connections Mini-lesson-Online mini-lesson from Elementary Test Prep.
  6. Connections Practice-Continuation of mini-lesson from Elementary Test Prep.

 

8.       (Not applicable to literature)

9. Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

 
10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry at the high end of the grades 4-5 text-complexity band independently and proficiently.
  1. Children's Storybooks   -You will find stories for young Children, Older Children and Young Adults  4 Star
  2. PPPST: Summarizing-AWESOME Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station
  3. Elementary Test Prep: Grade 4-Wonderful resources! (Includes lessons, practice and teacher resources).
  4. Summarizing-Factsheet, worksheet, game and quiz - from BBC Skillswise.

 

Reading for Informational Text 

 

Key Ideas and Details

 

 

1. Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  1. I CAN READ -This is an outstanding website. The narrator will read the sentence and then ask a question about each sentence. Then asks the student to find the word 4 Star
  2. Sebastian Swan-Informational text
  3. How Animals Meet Their Needs-Learn about different animals and their needs.
  4. Animals-Click on the animals to learn some facts!
  5. Interactive Alphabet Organizer from ReadWriteThink
  6. Flip Book from ReadWriteThink.org

 

2. Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

3. Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Craft and Structure

 

 
4. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
  1. Discussing Non-Fiction-Learn about non-fiction texts.
5. Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
6. Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 
7. Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
  1. Compare and Contrast-An explanation of compare and contrast.
  2. Compare and Contrast with Sequencing-The stories are read aloud.
  3. Interactive Venn Diagram from ReadWriteThink
  4. Stated Information - Online story about elephants and quiz
  5. Stated Information - Online story about dolphins and quiz
  6. Understanding Supporting Details -choose the detail that supports the given main idea.
  7. Main Idea -  read each paragraph and choose the correct main idea for each paragraph.
  8. Supporting Details - read each detail and choose the correct supporting detail.
8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
9. Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

 

10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 

 

 Reading Strand: Foundational Skill

 

Phonics and Word Recognition

 

 

3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

a. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

 

  1. The Syllable Factory - break words up into "chunks"
  2. Syllabication Rules - print these as large flash cards
  3. Reference Skills: Syllabication - printables from EdHelper
  4. Sandcastle Quiz - Build a sandcastle and get to know the common spelling patterns for the following vowels; ow/ou, oy/oi, ar/a/al, oo/u, air/are/ear, or/ore/oar/war, aw/au/augh/al, ir/ur/er, ear/eer/ere, or all phonemes.
  5. Smart Board Lesson -by Becky Sivula SB
  6. Magic Pencil - see, and hear, an animation of the following vowel phonemes; ow, oy, ar, deep u, air, or, aw, ir, ear, and schwa.
  7. Snap It - How well do you know your long vowel sounds? Your chance to beat the clock and collect the snaps. When you see a pair click Snap! But don't get Snap happy - if you get it wrong, you lose a point
  8. ADDING "BOSSY e" -Created by Tanja E Markle
  9. Animation Words You will view words that must be matched with the correct animation. Different concept! SB
  10. Star Words - This activity provides practice at sight recognition and spelling of the 200 or so high frequency words
  11. Samson - Sight words that will articulate to your students. 4 Star
  12. Crossword Puzzles for Young Children - Each week a new puzzle with Dolch words. Clues and hints included. Excellent first start for children learning to work crossword puzzles!

  13. What's the Word - Build vocabulary by matching words with pictures.

  14. High Frequency Words - 6 activities using sight words. Drag correct word in blank to complete the sentences.

  15. Sight Words - Dolch Words, if you don't know the word, move your mouse over it and it will tell you what it is. Practice the words, then take the quiz.

  16. Spelling City Spelling City is a fun new educational site that can help children improve their spelling skills:
    - contains over 25,000 words, including plurals, contractions, future and past tenses. - uses a REAL human voice that says both the word and the word in a sentence - a 'Teach Me' function that spells out the word using both visual and auditory input to improve retention - teachers and parents can enter and save their own spelling lists for their students/children
    - students can play games with their words or any saved lists
    - teachers and parents can save and share their lists.
    - the forum allows teachers and parents to share lists and ideas
    4 Star
  17. Look, Cover & Spell - This spelling site has 30 pre-built lists of words, but you can create your own list. Double-click any word on the list and type a word appropriate for your grade level. Your student gets to see the word, then it is covered and they must type the correct spelling.
  18. A... Suffix and Baseword Match
    B... Suffixes- less, ness, ly, ful
    C... Suffix Quiz 1
    D... Suffix Quiz 2
    E... Suffix Quiz 3
    F... Learnanywhere
    G... Quiz and Instructional

    Prefix

    You will find listed below many outstanding sites to help in learning prefixes 4 Star
    A... Race to the Ramses
    B... Crystal Castle - im, in
    C... Prefix Millionaire
    D... Prefix Crossword
    E... Building Prefixes
    F... Prefix Quiz 1
    G... Prefix Quiz 2
    H... Prefix Quiz 3
    I... Prefix Towers
    J... Jigwords
  19. Coconut Vowels-Coconut Vowels in an educational computer activity that provides spelling practice with vowels. Coconuts with words in them fall to the beach. The student must match missing letters to the correct word coconut. If a coconut reaches the surfboard before you blast it, your stage will end. Hits and misses are recorded at the bottom of the screen.
  20. SPELLING WITH VOWELS-Turtle Dash is an educational multi-player racing activity for kids to practice spelling with vowels. Students must fill-in missing vowels to complete the word to move their turtles. How quickly the student correctly completes the spelling word determines how quickly the turtle will go.

     

 

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Fluency

 

 

4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

a. Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

b. Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.

c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

 

 

 

 

  1. Read along Stories You will find Stories that will be read to young children 3 Star
  2. Fluency-What is fluency?
  3. Importance of Fluency-What is fluency and how can you improve?
  4. Context Clues-Students practice looking for context clues in this game.

 

 Writing Strand

 

Text Types and Purposes

 

 

 

1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

b. Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

c. Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically)

d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

 

 

2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

a. Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings) illustrations, and multimedia when useful to adding comprehension.

b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

c. Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).

d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

 

3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

c. Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

 

 

 

  1. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!
  2. Prompts with Pictures - Select from the story elements
  3. PPPST: Descriptive Writing-AWESOME Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station.
  4. Supermarket-Practice Descriptive Writing.
  5. Narrative-Take a short tutorial to learn strategies for writing powerful stories, whether true or fictional.
  6. PPPST: Story Elements-AWESOME Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station.
  7. PPPST: Narrative Writing-AWESOME Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station.
  8. Factual Letters-Learn how to write a complaint to a company - from BBC Schools0000
    (British English - but it's still a useful site!).
  9. PPPST: Persuasive Writing-PowerPoint's to help you learn more about writing, fun online games and resources for teachers.
  10. PPPST: Expository Writing-PowerPoint's to help you learn more about writing, fun online games and resources for teachers.
  11. PPPST: Essays and Reports-PowerPoint's to help you learn more about writing, fun online games and resources for teachers.
  12. Communicating - You have the opportunity to create a Poster, Newspaper and or a Cartoon.  This website is very good and will allow students to learn how to transform their ideas to a hard copy that they may printout.   This is great for an LCD projector or a computer lab.  4 Star 
  13. Communicating through Garfield -Your students may create a cartoon and depending on your experience with technology they may create a complete story.  You will only be limited by your technology background and your imagination.  4 Star  
  14. Personal Narrative sample stories, sample prompts, and much more.
  15. Details - lesson on writing about important details
  16. Details 2 - read the article and decide which detail is unimportant
  17. Smart Board-assignment for writing works with settings.  Good idea  SB
  18. Persuasion Map - use this tool to map out your persuasive argument.

 

 

 

Production and Distribution of Writing

 
4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3.)

5. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

6. With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.

 

 

 

  1. Build a Sentence -Words are presented to you out of order. You must place them in order and complete the puzzle. 4 Star
  2. Writing runway -Outstanding site for teachers to work with. The adult enters the target sentence. Read the sentence with the children and then press the blue button. The students then must place the sentence in order on the runway. 4 Star
  3. Build a Sentence -Words are presented to you out of order. You must place them in order and complete the puzzle. 4 Star
  4. Can you make sense of a sentence? - drag the words into the correct sentence order.
  5. Scholastic Story Starter-Generate and create a story starter.
  6. Story Jumper-Create your own story and publish it.
  7. Edit Dan's Copy-Practice your editing skills with this game from Scholastic.
  8. PPPST: Grammar-PowerPoint's to help you learn more about grammar, fun online games and resources for teachers.
  9. Grammar Gorillas-Practice your grammar with this FunBrain activity!
  10. Room 108 Games-Abbreviations, contractions, and editing games.
  11. It's My Life: Story Strips-Create your own real life scenario with this online activity from PBS Kids.
  12. Create your own Cartoons   This site will allow the student to design and create their own cartoons and printout a story.  You will discover that there is much detail to this page.  Students may use their imagination and be totally engaged when learning. 4 Star

 

 

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

 
7. Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

8. Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.

9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

a. Apply grade 5 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., how characters interact]").

b. Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., "Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point[s]").

 

  1. PPPST: Research Skills-Free presentations in Power Point.

  2. Research Tutorial-Take this short tutorial and learn to write a summary, a research report, an observation report, or a lab report.

  3. Write Design - many graphic organizers to select.
  4. Topic, Body, Concluding Sentence - lesson on the three parts of a paragraph.
  5. Create Your Own Timeline - interactive timeline

 

 

Range of Writing

 

 

10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

 

 

Speaking and Listening Strand

 

Comprehension and Collaboration

 

 

1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

2. Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

3. Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

 

 

  1. Spelling Bees-Spelling Bees is an educational multi-player activity for word spelling practice. Students build beehives by correctly spelling the given computer-voiced words. Whoever builds the highest beehive in the time allowed wins. 1-4 players can play at once. Be sure your volume is on!

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

 

 
4. Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

5. Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

 

 

  1. Listening Memory Game-Match the Emotions.  This game is tricky: to make a match, you much match the emotion behind the words—even if the words themselves are different.
  2. Fill in the Blanks-complete the sentences.

 

 

Language Strand

 

Conventions of Standard English

 

 

1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

a. Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.

b. Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.

c. Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.

d. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.

e. Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor)

2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

a. Use punctuation to separate items in a series.

b. Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.

c. Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you) to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It’s true, isn’t it?) and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?)

d. Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.

e. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.

 

 

  1. Syllabication Rules - print these as large flash cards
  2. Irregular Plurals - Match the related words, singular to plural
  3. Noun Dunk - Classify words as common nouns, proper nouns or not a noun. Score points for correct answers.
  4. Plural Nouns - add s or es
  5. Word Master-Use the clues from the sentence to fill in the missing word from the sentence.
  6. Each link below has many examples listed for each area of study Analogies
  7. Synonyms
  8. Antonyms
  9.  Homophones
  10. Vocabulary
  11. Reading Comp
  12.  Language Arts
  13. Spelling
  14. Root Words - root quiz
  15. Creating Words -This site will allow you to take a word and create new words from it. 4 Star
  16. Topic Specific Hangman-
  17. Topic Specific Vocabulary Quizzes
  18. Punctuation - find the correct punctuation mark to end the sentence
  19. Find the correct sentence - choose sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation
  20. Special Names - find the correct capitalization of proper nouns
  21. Nouns -Smart Board presentation with video on this part of English Language. SB Created by: Shannon Weston
  22. Adjectives-Smart Board presentation with video on this part of English Language SB Created by: Shannon Weston
  23. Verbs -Smart Board presentation with video on this part of the English language. SB Created by: Shannon Weston
  24. Multiple Meaning Words - Write or tell two sentences for each word below. Be sure to use the word as a noun in one sentence and as a verb in the other sentence. Click on a word to check your answers.
  25. Noun Dunk - Classify words as common nouns, proper nouns or not a noun. Score points for correct answers.
  26. Parts of a Sentence - select naming part or telling part (subject/predicate)
  27. Ice Cream Talk Nouns and Verbs-Practice learning nouns and verbs in a fun and yummy way! Help the monkey collect 10 scoops of ice cream before the monster!
  28. Root Words - Underline the root words in the slides. Circle the prefix or suffix. (a PowerPoint show created by Connie Campbell)
  29. Rooting Out Words - Help Remainder the Dog gather enough mushrooms to sell at the market by uncovering the roots of words. (three categories, several difficulty levels - from FunBrain)
  30. Noun Game -This will allow students to learn more about nouns and have fun doing so.
  31. Verb Game -This game will allow students to learn more about verbs.
  32. 2 Bee or Nottoobee -choose the correct form of a verb to complete the sentence.
  33. Pronoun game - A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.
    Move the mouse so the cursor hovers over a balloon.
    A sentence will appear at the top of the page to give you a clue.
    Click every balloon that has a pronoun in it.
  34. Conjunctions - Click on the buttons to find the correct answer
  35. Conjunctions Quiz I - Click the answer buttons to see the answers.
  36. Conjunctions Quiz II - Combine the sentences using the conjunction given in parentheses.
  37. Conjunction-itis Popup - Find the correct conjunction form to combine two short sentences together into one! (a Quia quiz)
  38. Punctuation Pals Storybook-listen to a story about punctuation marks. (can be read to you)
  39. Punctuation Pals Game-put the punctuation marks where they belong. (can be read to you)Punctuation Playground-The sentences are missing punctuation marks.  Click the sentence to make corrections.
  40. Punctuation-Choose the correct punctuation and splat it into the gaps in the sentence.

 

 

Knowledge of Language

 

3. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

a. Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.

b. Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.

 

 

 

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

a. Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis).

c. Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

a. Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

b. Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

c. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.

6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

  1. Spelling City  Spelling City is a fun new educational site that can help children improve their spelling skills:
    -  contains over 25,000 words, including plurals, contractions, future and past tenses. -  uses a REAL human voice that says both the word and the word in a sentence -  a 'Teach Me' function that spells out the word using both visual and auditory input to improve retention -  teachers and parents can enter and save their own spelling lists for their students/children
    -  students can play games with their words or any saved lists
    -  teachers and parents can save and share their lists.
  2. Word Jungle - choose correct meaning of given word to swing in jungle.   4 Star
  3. What's My Meaning - (four Quia games) match words with meanings Matching | Concentration | Flash Cards | Word Search
  4. Each link below has many examples listed for each area of study Analogies Synonyms Antonyms Homophones Vocabulary Reading Comp Language Arts Spelling
  5. PowerPoint Jeopardy using the following as categories: Antonyms, Parts of Speech, Analogy, Synonyms, and Root Words
  6. Word Meaning - Select correct meaning of the word from context clues.
  7. Antonyms - When you see the word that is a antonym of the given word, click on the button at the bottom right of the screen. Be quick! The choices for each antonym will only cycle through twice. (Warning: this is difficult)
  8. Antonym Matching - find pairs with opposite meaning
  9. Feast of Homonyms - Match game
  10. Homonyms - from Fun Brain  4 Star
  11. Homonyms - Here's a memory card game with a twist - match pairs of homonyms.  4 Star
  12. Homonym worksheet - from RHL School
  13. Homophone Challenge - find correct word to complete sentence
  14. PowerPoint Jeopardy using the following as categories: Antonyms, Parts of Speech, Analogy, Synonyms, and Root Words
  15. Rocket to the Moon - Build and launch a rocket to the moon by identifying synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
  16. Say it Another Way - Fill in the blank with a synonym for the missing word
  17. Synonym Matching - find pairs or words with same meaning
  18. Synonym Matching Games, Level 2 - four games to choose from
  19. Synonyms and Antonyms - several categories of Quia games (written by Tracy Gefroh Boyd)
  20. A... Synonym Toast -Synonyms - Game 1
  21. B... Super Synonyms -Synonyms - Game 2
  22. C... Synonym Challenge- Synonyms - Game 3
  23. E... Thesaurus Tangle -Synonyms - Game 5
  24. G... Rocket to the Moon- Synonyms - Game 7
  25. H... Synonym Jig Words -Synonyms - Game 8
  26. I... Synonym Match- Synonyms - Game 9
  27. J... Synonym Match 2 -Synonyms - Game 10
  28. M... Word Trap 1 -Synonym Columns 3
  29. N... Word Trap 2 -Synonym Columns 4
  30. O... Synonym Quiz- Synonym Columns 5
  31. P... Synonym Fill-ins- Synonym Hangman
  32. Q... Synonyms Double Rhyme  
  33. Beginner Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
  34. Intermediate Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
  35. Advanced Quizzes:
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
  36. Word Frog-Word Frog is an educational computer activity for kids that provides practice in matching antonyms, synonyms, and homonyms.
  37. MUST POP WORDS-Must Pop Words is a challenging word game for kids of all ages to practice vocabulary skills.
  38. Parts of Speech-Word Invasion is an educational computer game for kids that provides practice in matching word types. Jellyfish with words in them drift toward the octopus at the bottom.
  39. Word Toss-Synonyms and Antonyms is a fun educational game for kids to practice matching synonyms and antonyms. Kids can choose from two different levels of difficulty before they play. The rules of the game are simple. Get 10 correct matches and choose a new ball! Get 3 incorrect in a row and the game is over!
  40. Simile lesson -with a printable quiz.
  41. In Step with Idioms - Read a story with containing idioms and take an online quiz.
  42. Idioms - online activity.
  43. Simile- online quiz.