Common Core Alignment:.


Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.



Production and Distribution of Writing

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)



Vocabulary acquisition and Use

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.



Vocabulary acquisition and Use

Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.