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Examples of openings and closings for Thunder Rose

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Reading Goals from the Common Core:

The Reading section of the Common Core is organized according to three major areas: reading standards for literature, for informational text, and in foundational skills.

Reading Standards for Literature

Students in fifth grade read and analyze a variety of historically and culturally significant works of literature, including stories, drama, and poetry. Students analyze the structures and elements of literary works in order to comprehend the texts. They learn to recognize the theme of stories, dramas, and poetry, even when it is implied instead of directly stated. Students summarize texts, compare and contrast the actions and motives of two or more characters, and draw inferences from texts. They understand figurative language in context, including metaphors and similes, and its function as a literary device.
Students describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events in the narrative are described. They also compare and contrast approaches to similar themes and topics in stories of the same genre. Unique to the CCSS is a standard that focuses attention on visual and multimedia elements of literature in different media, including technology-based presentations. Students analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of texts, including graphic novels and multimedia presentations of fiction, folktales, myths, and poems.

Reading Standards for Informational Text

At this stage of reading to learn, students read more informational text  than in earlier grades. As students face increased reading demands in all fifth-grade subject areas, improved comprehension becomes critical to their academic success. Students use their knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose to comprehend the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of informational text. They learn to discern the main ideas and concepts of a text and to identify and explain the reasons and evidence presented to support the main idea or argument. Students learn to gather information from multiple sources, including maps, charts, and illustrations, and understand how text features (e.g., formatting, sequence) make information more accessible. They use text features to find information quickly or answer questions about a topic. They are able to draw inferences and conclusions from text and to support them with explicit evidence from the text.  The CCSS emphasize additional analysis skills that call for students to think critically and ask students to 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. As they analyze the points of view presented in multiple accounts of the same event or topic, they learn to recognize important similarities and differences. Students learn to integrate information from several texts on the same subject in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. To support their comprehension of texts on fifth-grade topics in all subject areas, students learn the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases.

Reading Standards in Foundational Skills

In fifth grade, students continue to build on the foundational skills that enable them read and comprehend complex narrative and expository text. The CCSS call for students to decode words fluently and accurately. Students in fifth grade decode words by using their knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, affixes, and root words.  Fluency expectations increase as students read grade-level narratives, prose, poetry, and informational text with accuracy, appropriate pacing, and expression. The CCSS expand on these expectations by also calling for students to read with purpose and understanding and to use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding.


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