Fifth Grade Reading Essential Outcomes

By the end of 5th grade I will…

• Compare - (How Things are the Same in Text)

• Contrast - (How Things are Different in Text)

• Identify the Main Idea using supporting details -
(What’s the Big Idea?)

• Locate Supporting Details in a text –
(Evidence of Main Idea)

• Determine the Cause – (Why Something Happened)

• Determine the Effect –
(Result of Something that Happened)

• Discover the Author’s Purpose -
(Reason the Author Wrote the Text)

 Persuade
 Inform
 Express Ideas
 Entertain

• Analyze the Sequence of a story – (Order of Events)

• Identify 1st Person Point of View - ( I, my, we, us)

• Identify 3rd Person Point of View - (he, she, they)

• Analyze Characters in text -
(Physical and Personal Traits)

• Use Facts from Text and Personal Experience to Draw
o (Make an Opinion about the Text)

• Identify the Plot – (Overall Structure of a Story)
o Conflict
o Rising Action
o Climax
o Resolution

• Understand Figurative Language
o Simile - (Comparing using “like” or “as”)
o Metaphor -
(comparison is made between two unlike things
that actually have something in common)