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5th Grade Reading Standards

 Ideas and Details ? Key Ideas and Details
ELACC5RL1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says 
explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
ELACC5RI1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says 
explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
ELACC5RL2: 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.
ELACC5RI2: Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they 
are supported by key details; summarize the text.
ELACC5RL3: 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).
ELACC5RI3: 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 ? Craft and Structure
ELACC5RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in 
a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
ELACC5RI4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific 
words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
ELACC5RL5: Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together 
to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
ELACC5RI5: 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.
ELACC5RL6: Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences 
how events are described.
ELACC5RI6: 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 ? Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
ELACC5RL7: 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).
ELACC5RI7: 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.
ELACC5RL8: (Not applicable to literature) ELACC5RI8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support 
particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence supports 
which point(s).
ELACC5RL9: Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries 
and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
ELACC5RI9: 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 ? Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
ELACC5RL10: 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.
ELACC5RI10: 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.

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