Fifth Grade Reading Skills

Fifth Grade Reading Skills

5th Grade Reading Strategies

  1. Reads orally with fluency based on rate, intonation, phrasing, and naturalness
  2. Self-corrects when reading miscues
  3. Reads fluently with understanding
  4. Utilizes prior knowledge
  5. Extends word patterns (e.g., prefixes, suffixes, inflectional endings)
  6. Expands sight vocabulary
  7. Decodes unknown words using the three-cueing system (e.g., semantics/context meaning, syntax/sentence structure, graphophonic/sound-symbol correspondence)
  8. Expands usage of antonyms, synonyms, homonyms
  9. Differentiates between contractions and possessives
  10. Utilizes spelling patterns and phonetic generalizations (e.g., â = awful, caught)
  11. Uses multiple meanings of words/homographs
  12. Uses figurative language/sound devices (e.g., rhyming, alliteration,                         onomatopoeia)
  13. Identifies/spells frequently-used words correctly
  14. Identifies analogies
  15. Utilizes visual aids to completely understand the passage (e. g., picture, list, table, chart, graph)
  16. Identifies and applies knowledge of organizational patterns (e.g., sequence,
  17. cause and effect, compare/contrast)
  18. Locates, summarizes, and combines information from different sources
  19. Identifies and makes inferences
  20. Skims and scans to locate key information
  21. Retells stories
  22. Utilizes parts of a book (e.g., table of contents, glossary, index, title page, headings and captions)
  23. Identifies story elements (e.g., character, setting, plot, theme, mood/tone, conflict, and solution)
  24. Rereads to determine meaning
  25. Identifies and summarizes main idea and supporting details
  26. Makes predictions, draws conclusions, and infers meaning
  27. Identifies and utilizes variety of resource texts (e.g., encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, computer)
  28. Identifies point of view (e.g., first person, third person)
  29. Interprets figurative language/literary devises (e.g., similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperboles)
  30. Identifies and creates genres (e.g., fiction, non-fiction, biography, poetry)
  31. Identifies author’s purpose (e.g., inform, entertain, persuade, describe)
  32. Connects literature to real-life situations
  33. Understands meaning of a passage from a selection
  34. Identifies fact and opinion
  35. Distinguishes between informative and persuasive passages
  36. Identifies author’s position (author’s personal view)
  37. Utilizes prior knowledge
  38. Follows the directions in a passage
  39. Locates and applies appropriate information (e.g., phone book, manuals, menu, order forms)
  40. Identifies sequence of activities needed to carry out a procedure
  41. Interprets specialized vocabulary
  42. Identifies information which provides additional clarity (e.g., bold-faced print, illustrations, italics)
  43. Follows multi-step directions
  44. Listens to and comprehends oral reading


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