Fifth Grade Standards


History and Social Science, Grade Five
United States History and Geography: Making a New Nation
States understand the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era.
HSS. 5.4.1 Understand the influence of location and physical setting on the founding of the original 13 colonies, and identify on a map the locations of the colonies and of the American Indian nations already inhabiting these areas.
HSS. 5.4.2 Identify the major individuals and groups responsible for the founding of the various colonies and the reasons for their founding (e.g., John Smith, Virginia; Roger William's, Rhode Island; William Penn, Pennsylvania; Lord Baltimore, Maryland; William Bradford, Plymouth; John Winthrop, Massachusetts).

California  Content Standards
English and Language Arts, Grade Five                                                                                                                                                                      

Reading Comprehension (Focus on Informational Materials
Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material.  They describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using their knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose.
Comprehension and Analysis of  Grade -Level Appropriate Text
ELA. 5.2.4 Draw inferences, conclusions, or generalizations about text and support them with textual evidence and prior knowledge.
Writing Strategies
 Students write clear, coherent, and focused essays. The writing exhibits the students' awareness of the audience and purpose. Essays contain formal introductions, supporting evidence, and conclusions. Students progress through the stages of the writing process as needed.
Research and Technology
ELA. 5.1.4 Create simple documents by using electronic media and employing organizational features (e.g., passwords, entry and pull down menus, word searches, the thesaurus, spell checks).
English and Language Arts, Grade Five
Listening and Speaking
Listening and Speaking Strategies
Student deliver focused, coherent presentations that convey ideas clearly and relate to the background and interests of the audience. They evaluate the content of oral communication.
Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication
ELA.5.1.4 Select a focus, organizational structure, and point of view for an oral presentation.
ELA.5.1.5 Clarify and support spoken ideas with evidence and examples.

Technology/Information Literacy Standards
NETS Technology Standards for Students
Connecting Curriculum and Technology, 3-5
Technology productivity tools
2. Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audience inside and outside the classroom.
Connecting Curriculum Technology, 3-5
Technology  communications tools
1. Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia audience
Technology research tools
2. Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.