5th Grade Reading For Literature

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5th Grade Reading Standards for Literature

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Key Ideas and Details

RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. tools-icon
RL.5.2 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. tools-icon
RL.5.3 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). tools-icon

Craft and Structure

RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes. tools-icon
RL.5.5 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem. tools-icon
RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described. tools-icon

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RL.5.7 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). tools-icon
(RL.5.8 not applicable to literature)
RL.5.9 Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics. tools-icon

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

RL.5.10 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. tools-icon
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