Major Goals and Associated Standards 

California Content Standards:
English and Language Arts, Grade Five Listening and Speaking

Listening and Speaking Strategies: Students 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.    

NETS Technology Standards for Teachers:
Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators, All GradesIII.                                                 

     B. Use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students.    
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) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.    

Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development

Students use their knowledge of word origins and word relationships, as well as historical and literary context clues, to determine the meaning of specialized vocabulary and to understand the precise meaning of grade-level-appropriate words.
Vocabulary and Concept Development
     ELA.5.1.3. Understand and explain frequently used synonyms, antonyms, and homographs.    
     ELA.5.1.5. Understand and explain the figurative and metaphorical use of words in context.   

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