5th Grade Learning Targets

Life Skills Targets

Habits of Work:
H.O.W. ELT 1: Student uses time effectively, takes initiative, acts questions, and actively contributes to the class.
H.O.W. ELT 2: Students language and behavior is respectful of others and student interacts regularly in a way that is contributing to a positive and productive learning environment for all.
H.O.W. ELT 3: Student regularly completes assignments and is prepared for class with all the necessary materials
A. I use my time well.
B. I complete tasks/finish my work independently.
C. I advocate for myself when I need help.
D. I share ideas with the class.
E. I recognize when I should speak and when I should listen.
F. I communicate effectively.
G. I work respectfully with others.
H. I demonstrate an ability to think of the whole community.
I. I act appropriately for the task at hand.
J. I produce high quality work.
K. I use feedback to improve my work.
L. I am prepared for class by completing assignments on time and by bringing necessary materials.

21st Century Skills
M.  Collaboration ELT: I think and behave with respect for the collective by offering ideas and also encouraging others to offer their thoughts and ideas, and by speaking in terms of the ideas and solutions created by the team.
N.  Collaboration ELT: I concentrate my energies towards the groups intended outcome(s) by making comments and actions relevant to the task.
O.  Communication ELT: I use precise, descriptive language to communicate ideas and feelings appropriate to context and task.
P.  Communication ELT: I make prediction, state an opinions, or conclusions, and offer specific facts or examples to support the statement.
Q.  Creativity & Innovation ELT: I seek information/feedback.
R.  Creativity & Innovation ELT: I create a plan that is well thought out and feasible.
S.  Critical Thinking ELT: I make observations and records info/notes.
T.  Critical Thinking ELT:  I draw on skills and information from one context to use in another situation.
U.  Global Awareness ELT: I know that U.S. citizens are just one of the many different groups of people who speak different languages, have different traditions, etc… in the world.
V.  Global Awareness ELT: I raise awareness of ways to help others or ways to protect the world’s resources.
W.  Initiative & Professionalism ELT: I embrace challenges.
X.  Initiative & Professionalism ELT: I identify a learning goal on which to improve and strategies to accomplish the goal and tracks progress on the goal.
Y.  Problem Solving: I interpret the solution in terms of the original problem for its reasonableness.
Z.  Problem Solving: I stay focused on the task, adjusting the steps when they are not working.

Reading Targets

Text Comprehension
Reading ELT 1: Understands how descriptive words and phrases in text provide meaning.
A.    I can understand/visualize what is being described in a text.
B.    I can summarize the main ideas and critical details in a text.
C.    I can identify story elements (character, setting, problem, solution) and how they connect to make a story.
D.    I can understand author’s craft, including figurative language, imagery, sensory details, etc…
E.     I can quote accurately from the text.
F.     I can identify the tone/mood of the text.
  1. I can understand point of view/perspective and how it influences text.
  2. I can make inferences from the text.
Word Meaning
Reading ELT 2: Understands how to acquire meaning of new words and phrases based on context clues.
Reading ELT 3: Understands words can be grouped based on meaning and word structure.
  1. I can use clues in the reading to help unlock the meaning of unknown words/phrases.
  2. I can use non-linguistic clues (maps, charts, pictures, etc…) to help unlock the meaning of unknown words/phrases.
  3. I can determine the appropriate definition of words.
  4. I can use the parts of a word (prefixes, suffixes, roots, stems) to understand the meaning of a word.
Reading ELT 4: Understands the thoughts and words of characters in a story.
Reading ELT 5: Understands characters can affect one another in a story.
M.   I can understand what characters think and what their words mean.
N.    I can make connections between the characters and myself.
O.    I can describe why the character acts, reacts, and responds to problems/situations.
P.    I can make generalizations about characters.
Q.    I can put myself in the character’s shoes to understand his/her perspective/point of view.
R.    I can provide textual evidence to explain a character's thoughts or actions.
S.     I can compare and contrast characters.

  1. I can describe the cause and effect relationship characters have on one another.
  2. I can make inferences based on the thoughts and actions of the characters. 

Writing Targets

A.   I can write for a variety of purposes, audiences, and topics.
B.   I can pre-write/plan before writing (outline, web, brainstorm, map, research, etc…)
C.   I can write clearly.
D.   I can organize my writing.
E.    I can use details to support my ideas.
F.    I can use precise, interesting, and sensory rich words.
Writing ELT 1: Is skilled at using a different kinds of adverbs for a variety of purposes.
Writing ELT 2: Is skilled at conventional placement of adverbs in a sentence.
Writing ELT 3: Is skilled at using a preposition to indicate relationships among words.
Writing ELT 4: Is skilled at using a variety of prepositional phrases in a sentence.
G.   I can identify the subject and predicate of the sentence.
H.   I can identify nouns and verbs.
I.     I can identify adjectives.
J.     I can identify adverbs.
K.   I can sort adverbs into categories.
L.    I can use adverbs in my writing.
M.  I can identify a preposition.
N.   I can identify a prepositional phrase.
O.   I can identify the object of a prepositional phrase.
P.   I can identify the subject the prepositional phrase modifies.
Q.   I can use prepositions and prepositional phrases in my writing.
Writing ELT 5: Is skilled at capitalizing historical events, nationalities, and religions.
Writing ELT 6: Is skilled at writing Rebecca Sitton Grade 5 No Excuse Words.
Writing ELT 7: Words Their Way Spelling Stage: Syllables and Affixes.
R.   I can capitalize the first letter of a sentence.
S.    I can capitalize proper nouns: names of places, people’s names, months of the year, days of the
week, etc...
T.    I can capitalize titles of books, movies, song titles, etc...
U.   I can spell all fifth grade RS words in isolation.
V.   I can spell all fifth grade RS words consistently within my writing.
W. I can spell words in the Syllables & Affixes category in isolation.
X.   I can spelling words in the Syllables & Affixes category consistently in my writing.
Revising & Editing
Writing ELT 8: Is skilled at using feedback during the writing process to revise for meaning and edit for conventions.
Y.    I can read my writing aloud and discover where changes could be made.
Z.    I can revise my writing for meaning with help from my peers and my teacher.
AA.               I can edit my writing for conventions with help from my peers and my teacher.
BB.                I can interpret the feedback I am given.
CC.                I can try a new approach with help from my peers and my teacher.
DD.               I can add interesting (spicy) words to improve my writing.
EE. I can recognize that my writing improves with peer/teacher feedback.

Math Targets

Math ELT 1: Understands the basic rules of order of operations.
A. I can follow rules of order of operation when solving equations.
B. I can solve equations involving parentheses and brackets.
C. I can write equations using mathematical symbols and the order of operations. 
Math ELT 2: Understands the similarities and differences among angles and lines of shapes.
Math ELT 3: Understands how to compose a geometric shape with given conditions.
Math ELT 6: Understands how to plot a point in any quadrant.
Math ELT 7: Is skilled at drawing polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the vertices.
Math ELT 8: Understands how to use coordinates to find the length of a side joining points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate.
D.  I can sort 3 sided and 4 sided shapes according to their characteristics.
E.  I can draw a geometric shape if given its characteristics.
F.  I can recognize and explain that shapes fit into more than one category. 
G.   I can graph ordered pairs in the positive quadrant of a coordinate grid.
H.   I can graph ordered pairs in any quadrant of a coordinate grid.
I.     I can draw polygons in the coordinate plane given the coordinates for the vertices.
J.      I can find the length of a line which has the same x coordinates by subtracting the y coordinates and find the length of a line which has the same y coordinates by subtracting the x coordinates.
Place Value
Math ELT 9: Understands that a digit in one place represents ten times as much as it represents in the place to its right.
Math ELT 10: Understands that a digit in one place represents 1/10 as much as the place to its left.
Math ELT 11: Understands the concept of rounding decimals to any place using place value.
Math ELT 16: Understands the relationship between the tenths and hundredths place in decimals and fractions.
K. I can write numbers when I hear/see words and write words that represent a number.
L.  I can name the value of any place from one thousandth to one million.
M. I can explain the pattern that exists when moving to the right in a number.
N. I can explain the pattern that exists when moving to the left in a number.
O. I can compare numbers from thousandths to the millions.
P. I can round numbers from the thousandths to the millions.

Numbers & Operations (Whole Numbers)
Math ELT 12: Is skilled at finding whole number quotients with remainders up to a 4-digit dividend by a one digit divisor using multiple strategies.
Math ELT 13: Is skilled at multiplying multi digit whole numbers.
Math ELT 14: Is skilled at dividing multi digit whole numbers – 4-digit dividend by a 2-digit divisor.
Q.  I can efficiently solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.
R.   I can add large numbers.
S.    I can subtract large numbers.
T.  I can multiply multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.
U.  I can solve multiplication word problems with multi digit numbers.
V.  I can divide a 4 digit by a 2 digit number.
W. I can solve division word problems with multi-digit numbers.
Numbers & Operations (Fractions & Decimals)
Math ELT 15: Understands decimal notations for fractions with denominators of 10, 100, and 1000.
Math ELT 16: Understands the relationship between the tenths and hundredths place in decimals and fractions.
X.   I can add and subtract fractions with like denominators.
Y.   I can make equivalent fractions.
Z.   I can add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.
AA. I can rename fractions to simplest form.
BB.  I can solve word problems by adding and subtracting fractions.
CC.         I can write a fraction as a division problem.
DD.        I can write fractions as decimals.
EE.  I can write decimals as fractions.
Measurement & Data
Math ELT 17: Is skilled at measuring length or distance.
Math ELT 18: Understands when to use appropriate measuring tool for length or distance.
Math ELT 4: Is skilled at finding volume using unit cubes.
Math ELT 5: Understands the relationship between unit cubes and the formula for finding volume of a right rectangular prism with whole number edge lengths.
Math ELT 19: Is skilled at representing and interpreting data on a line graph (time plot).
FF.    I can measure length or distance.
GG.       I understand when to use different measurement tools for length and distance.
HH.       I can find the dimensions of a rectangular prism.
II.   I can measure volume by counting unit cubes.
JJ.     I can find the volume of a rectangular prism using its dimensions.
KK.   I can plot data on a line plot.
LL. I can interpret data on a line plot.

Science Targets

Social Studies Targets

SS ELT 1: I can understand the geographic features that are common and unique to certain parts of the United States.
SS ELT 2: I can understand the relationship between regions of the United States and climate.
SS ELT 3: I can understand that where people live/settle influences how they work, play, and interact.
A.    I can construct maps.
B.   I can interpret maps.
C.   I can label map features.
D.   I can understand the geographic features that are common and unique to certain parts of the United States.
E.    I can understand the relationship between regions of the United States and climate.
F.    I can understand that where people live/settle influences how they work, play, and interact.
G.   I can identify reasons for exploration.
H.   I can identify reasons for colonization.
I.     I can identify important people in early U.S. history (Native Americans, explorers, colonists)
J.     I can understand the problems early Americans faced.
K.   I can identify the important events that led to the Revolutionary War.
L.    I can understand the reasons for the Revolutionary War.
M.  I can identify symbols of the U.S. and what they mean.


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