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Fourth and Fifth Grade Standards Sites
 to 2-3                                                                      to k-1
Reading | Writing | Math

Reading
1.0 (4th Grade) Word Analysis, Fluency and Systematic Vocabulary Development: Students understand the basic features of reading. They translate letter patterns into spoken language by using the sounds of letter combinations, word parts and syllables. They apply this knowledge to achieve fluent oral and silent reading
1.0  (5th Grade) Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development   Students use knowledge of the origins of word and relationships of words as well as historical and literary clues to determine meaning of specialized vocabulary.  They use this to understand the precise meaning of grade level words
prefixes
and
suffixes
  • Fact Monster
    Find excellent lists of Greek and Latin Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes.
  • Short Circuit
    Link prefixes and suffixes to their meanings in order to help Maggie fix the short circuit in her computer
root words
  • Flip a Chip
    Students will study affixes, context, and root words to determine the best placement for each word in a sentence
  • BBC Skillwise Pages 
    Students can study fact sheets about root words at this site, then visit the following site for online quizzes:
    BBC Skillwise Quizzes
    Students can take online quizzes to practice their understanding of root words
  • Scholastic Greek Root Word Challenge
    Practice using Greek word roots at two levels
  • Fact Monster
    Find excellent lists of Greek and Latin Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes.

spelling and vocabulary

synonyms

synonym and antonym practice

onomatopoeia

dictionary and reference tool use

2.0 Reading Comprehension: Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material from both fiction and non-fiction sources.   They use a variety of reading strategies (making and confirming predictions, using prior knowledge, evaluating new information, identifying cause and effect and following multi-step directions) to monitor their understanding of the text.
2.0 (5th grade) Reading Comprehension: Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material from both fiction and non-fiction sources.   They use personal strategies (summarizing, making predictions, comparing previous knowledge and questioning) to monitor their understanding of the material.  They describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using their knowledge of text structure (titles, captions, bold print), organization (lay out), and purpose.  
Reading Lists
(by interest and/or Lexile)
  • PUSD's Lexile Resources
    Use this site to choose books at the appropriate Lexile level for your student. Your studentís Lexile score can be found on the California Standards Test report or a current MAP report
  • Reading is Fundamental Book
    Lists for Children by the American Library Association
  • California Reading Lists
    This site allows you to search for State of California recommended book lists by student reading levels and interests
 Fiction and
Non-Fiction Online
Book Study Guides
Literal Comprehension

 

  • Fact Fragment Frenzy
    Use this online tool to learn to find important facts as you read.
  • Flip Book
    Students can use the Flip Book to type and illustratebooks up to ten pages long. The flip book can also be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets.
  • Scholastic's Flashlight Reader Club
    Join the Flashlight Reader Club (for kids who like to read under the covers at night.) Each featured book has information from the author, activities to increase comprehension, and opportunities to share ideas and opinions with peers around the world.
  • Visit Kids' Lab from Manatee School District in Florida
    Practice literal comprehension skills while reading about the planets.
  • BookAdventure.com
    Students can read their favorite books and then login to BookAdventure to take quizzes on what theyíve read. This site has resources for parents, teachers, and kids!
Sequencing
  • Family Fun Site
    The Family Fun site provides excellent practice reading recipes,  following written directions, sequencing, and planning for parties or activities
Interpretive Comprehension
  • The BBC Revise Wise English Reading Site helps students improve their deductive reasoning skills in reading, poetry, and non-fiction works.
  • Compare Contrast Guide
    This online Compare/Contrast guide helps students learn to use this skill effectively to explain and evaluate concepts
  • Graphic Map
    Use this online graphic map tool to map the significance of of events in a story
  • Mystery Cube
    Use this tool to analyze, sort, and summarize while reading a mystery story
  • Scholastic's Flashlight Reader Club
    Join the Flashlight Reader Club (for kids who like to read under the covers at night.) Each featured book has information from the author, activities to increase comprehension, and opportunities to share ideas and opinions with peers around the world.
  • Inference Battleship on Quia
    Students can practice their inference skills by playing this game on Quia
  • The University of Victoria Reading Exercises
    On this site students read stories, answer comprehension questions, and choose summary sentences
Main Idea and Supporting Details

3.0 (4th grade) Literary Response:   Students read significant works of literature to determine the characteristics of different forms of writing (fables, myths, legends, fairy-tales).  Students understand literary elements (theme, plot, setting, characters)
3.0 (5th grade) Literary Response  
Students read and respond to historically or culturally significant works of literature. They begin to find ways to clarify the ideas and make connections between literary works.

Genres
  • 4to40.com: Aesop's Fables Onine
    This site includes a collection of Aesopís Fables for students to read online. (Students should be able to identify the author's lesson, theme or message in fairy tales)
Characterization
  • Character Trading Cards
    Create character trading cards for all the characters in the book you're reading...or perhaps for the book you're writing!
Plot
Literary Elements
  • Harcourt School's Test Tutor
    Students can practice identifying the literary elements of a story through this online quiz.
  • Story Mapping Tool
    This tool allows you to create a character, setting, conflict, or resolution map for a story you've read
Response to Literature
  • Form a Dear America Book Club
    Start a book club with your friends and their parents to read and respond to books from the Dear America Series together
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Writing

1.0 (4th grade) Writing Strategies: Students progress through the stages of the writing process (pre-writing, drafting, revising/editing, and publishing) to write clear, coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea. The student writing shows the student paid attention to who the piece was written for and the purpose of the writing.
2.0  (4th grade) Writing Applications:
Students write compositions that describe and explain familiar objects, events, and experiences. Student writing demonstrates a command of standard American English and the drafting, research, and organizational strategies outlined in Writing Standard 1.0.

1.0 (5th grade) Writing Strategies: Students write clear, coherent, and focused essays. The writing exhibits the students' awareness of the audience and purpose. Essays contain formal introductions, supporting evidence, and conclusions. Students progress through the stages of the writing process (pre-writing, drafting, revising/editing, publishing) as needed.
2.0  (5th grade) Writing Applications
Students write narrative pieces, response to non-fiction or research papers, persuasive, and descriptive essays of at least 500 to 700 words in each type of writing. Student writing demonstrates a command of standard American English and the research, organizational, and drafting strategies outlined in Writing Standard 1.0.

Stages of the Writing Process
Paragraph Construction
Writing Genres

onomatopoeia

Publishing Writing
  • KidsCom
    Students can write, submit stories, and evaluate other studentsí stories at KidsCom.
  • Book Hooks
    Publish illustrated book reviews online

3.0  (4th grade) Written and Oral Language Conventions: Students write and speak with command of standard English grammar and punctuation appropriate for grade level.   

3.0  (5th grade) Written and Oral Language Conventions Students write and speak with command of standard English grammar and punctuation appropriate for grade level.       

Grammar
Punctuation
Grade Specific Language Art Resource Pages
4th Grade
5th Grade
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Math

(4th grade) Number Sense: Students understand the place value of whole numbers, negative numbers, decimals and simple fractions.   They describe and compare simple fractions and decimals to each other and to whole numbers.  Students solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and decimals and know how to factor small whole numbers.
Algebra and Functions: Students work and change simple equations and simple math sentences.  Students use letters, boxes, or other symbols to stand for any number (variables)  Students simplify and interpret variables, mathematical symbols, and properties to write and simplify combinations of mathematical statements.

(5th grade) Number Sense   Students solve problems with very large and very small positive numbers, decimals, and fractions.  They understand the relationship between decimals, fractions, and percents. They understand the relative size of numbers: Students perform calculations and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, and simple multiplication and division of fractions and decimals:
Algebra and Functions   
Students use letter or symbols (variables) in simple mathematical statements.  They solve problems when given specific values for the variables.  They use the results to plot answers on graphs  and interpret the results.

Number Sense
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, or Division Practice
Fractions
Decimals
Algebra
  • Algebra Planet Blaster
    Practice your algebra skills while defending your planet in this math game on the A+Math site
Factors
  • Factorize
    Learn about factors through building rectangular arrays on a grid

(4th grade) Measurement and Geometry:  Students understand perimeter and area use grids to represent points and graph lines and simple figures, and demonstrate an understanding of flat and solid geometric objects. They use this understanding to show relationships and solve problems.

(5th grade) Measurement and Geometry  Students find the volumes and areas of simple objects:  Students describe, and classify the properties of, and the relationships between, flat and solid geometric figures:

Measurement
Geometric Shapes
Angles
Symmetry

(4th grade) Statistics, Data and Probability:  Students organize, represent, and interpret data, clearly communicate their findings and make predictions for simple probability questions.  

(5th grade) Statistics, Data and Probability  Students display, analyze, compare, and interpret different data sets of different size:

Graphing
Probability

(4th grade) Problem Solving (Reasoning)  Students use strategies (charts, previous solutions), skills, and concepts in finding solutions.  They clearly communicate the solution and generalize to other situations

(5th grade) Problem Solving (Mathematical Reasoning) Students make decisions about how to approach problems: They  use strategies (charts, previous solutions), skills, and concepts in finding solutions:.

Problem Solving
Grade Specific Math Concept Instruction
Specifically 4th Grade Math Topics
Specifically 5th Grade Math Topics

Linda Foote
Instructional Technology Specialist
Poway Unified School District
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