Reading 5th Grade Mastery Checklist

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1 Reading I. Demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies of the reading process ,03 A. Uses decoding strategies to fluently read grade-level materials Spelling patterns and syllabication Phonics skills Knowledge of root words, derivations, idioms, affixes, and other word analysis tools Context clues Transition words that determine sequence Syntax clues B. Uses a variety of techniques to improve comprehension External clues (table of contents, index, headings, etc.) Purposes for reading Author s purpose Predict outcomes Paraphrase and summarize Determine main idea and relevant details Draw inferences and conclusions from text C. Uses a variety of techniques to improve fluency Adjust reading speed to fit purpose of reading and difficulty of material Read aloud with expression (rhythm and emphasis) II. Demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies for reading a variety of literary texts ,02,03 A. Applies reading skills and strategies to a variety of literary passages and texts Fiction Nonfiction Fantasy Legends and folk tales Historical fiction Poetry and plays Autobiographies and biographies B. Knows the defining characteristics of a variety of literary forms and genres listed above C. Understands elements of literary genres Characters traits and motivations for their actions Setting Point of view Plot Conflict and resolution Theme Mood Narrator s tone Analyze style Structure and format Poetic forms (free verse, rhyming verse, haiku & cinquain) D. Reads for critical analysis and evaluation Compare and contrast information from multiple sources

2 Distinguish between fact and opinion Identify cause and effect relationships E. Sets goals for extra reading and encourage life-long readers III. Demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies for reading a variety of informational texts ,05 A. Applies reading skills and strategies to a variety of informational and technical texts Reference books and other library materials Electronically-stored sources Experts B. Generates questions to serve as guide for self-selected research (who, what, when, where, why, how questions to narrow topic) C. Uses visual aids to clarify contents of sources Graphical features ( layout, parentheses, italics, bold print, etc.) to determine hierarchy of ideas and to locate information Table of contents, index, glossary, and appendix D. Organizes information to draw logical conclusions based on investigation Writing I. Demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies of the writing process (717.01,02,03) A. Prewriting: Uses prewriting strategies to plan written work Brainstorms Note taking Graphic organizers Story maps/webs Group- related ideas B. Drafting and Revising: Uses strategies to draft and revise written work Attention to voice, audience, word choice, tone, and imagery Elaborates on main idea Uses complete sentences Uses paragraphs for separate ideas in sequential order C. Editing and Publishing: Uses strategies to edit and publish written work Edits grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling Page format margins, indentations, titles Presentation format - photos, illustrations, charts, and graphs D. Evaluates own and others writing E. Writes stories and essays that show awareness of intended audience and purpose F. Writes expository compositions Stay on the topic Develop topic - facts, details, examples, and explanations Excludes extra information Compositions:

3 How-to essay Character sketch Research report G. Writes narrative accounts Engage reader - establish a context and reader interest Establish situation, plot, point of view, setting, and conflict Balance and unify all narrative aspects Develop plot and character Use dialogue, tension or suspense Compositions: Tall tale Short story Narrative essay with multiple paragraphs ( introductory, supporting, and concluding paragraphs)

4 H. Writes expressive compositions Use narrative strategies Express ideas, reflections, and observations Compositions: Journal Poetry I. Writes in response to literature Advances and support judgments II. Demonstrates competence in the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing (717.03) A. Uses descriptive and figurative language that clarifies and enhances ideas B. Uses chronological sequencing (uses words that indicate order in time) III. Uses grammatical and mechanical conventions in written compositions (717.02) A. Writes in cursive B. Uses nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and coordinating conjunctions in written compositions C. Uses conventions of spelling in written compositions Spell high-frequency, commonly misspelled words Use dictionary and other resources Use phonetic rules D. Uses conventions of capitalization in written compositions E. Uses conventions of punctuation in written compositions Commas in compound sentences Quotation marks around titles of stories, songs, poems Colon between hour and minute IV. Gathers and uses information for research purposes ( ) A. Uses a variety of resources to gather information B. Uses key words, indexes, cross-references, and letters on volumes to find information C. Uses multiple representations of information (e.g., maps, charts, photos) to find information D. Uses graphic organizers to gather and record information for research topics E. Compiles information into written reports or summaries which include a bibliography Speaking I. Demonstrates competence in the general skills of speaking ,02,03 A. Speak fluently and appropriately Use a variety of word choices, appropriate inflection, volume, phrasing, gestures, and eye contact Use grade-level vocabulary Use standard English Make comments and raise pertinent questions Exhibit cultural sensitivity

5 B. Speak to share understanding of information Plan and deliver an oral presentation Express opinions and/or solutions to problems Participates in group discussions C. Speak for literary response and expression Read orally or recite a poem Share personal or literary works through oral interpretation, memorization, presentation, and dramatization D. Speak for critical analysis and evaluation Express opinions and solutions Use cause/effect or similarities/differences to stress a key point Encourage others participation in discussions Listening I. Demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies of the listening process ,02 A. Listen for information and understanding Listen and respond to a variety of electronic and live presentations Follow short, simple directions Listen to gain enrichment and information through students presentations Analyze logic, accuracy, and relevancy of information Demonstrate responsive listening skills ( paraphrasing, summarizing, and asking questions) Use appropriate eye contact B. Listen for literary response and expression Respond in a variety of ways to oral presentations Identify similarities and differences in oral presentations Viewing I. Demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies of viewing ,02,03 A. View for information and understanding gains information from visual sources (books, videos, and internet) identifies main concept and supporting details within non-print media B. View for personal response and expression demonstrates understanding of relationships, ideas, and cultures within various media compare effectiveness of media presentations C. View for critical analysis and evaluation Interpret literal and figurative meanings Differentiate between fact and opinion II. Uses a variety of resources to produce visuals

6 A. Create visual aids that communicate through print and non-print

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