5th Grade Language Arts
Fifth Grade Language Arts activities, centers, lessons, games, resources and more. Reading, writing, grammar, and word study.
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5th Grade Reading
Teaching text structure can be difficult. This set of task cards is helpful because it features eight topics with four passages about each topic. Text structures include description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Students read the informational passage and identify its text structure.
Teach your students to write a strong summary of a nonfiction text by using this engaging PowerPoint. Students are taught a formula for writing the main idea sentence. Then, they choose three important supporting details to complete the summary. Students read five nonfiction passages and write a nonfiction summary for each. Printable and digital companion handouts are included!
Six worksheets for practicing the use of the comparative or superlative degrees of adjectives and adverbs. Students learn and practice the spelling rules related to forming comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs. Rules about adding -er and -est to adjectives and adverbs are featured, and students learn when to use "more" and "most". Students practice using irregular comparatives and superlatives. Students to write complete sentences on 2 worksheets. Ideal for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade!
This author's purpose assessment features five types of author's purpose: persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe. The first section features matching items, while the second section requires a short-answer response. In the final section, students read a short passage and answer the multiple-choice question that follows. This assessment, made for fourth and fifth grade students, is rigorous and engaging! If you want, you can also use them as worksheets.
Teach your students how to add dialogue to their stories with this dialogue PowerPoint. Students will learn about dialogue tags and how to correctly punctuate sentences. Rules are presented for when the tag is at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of the sentence. It includes many practice opportunities. A companion handout is included so that students can write their answers down as they progress through the dialog PowerPoint.
If getting your child to read at home is a struggle because they think reading is boring, check this out! Here is an at-home reading activity that the most reluctant reader will enjoy... partner plays that a parent and child can read together! At first, your child will be relieved that they only have to read half the lines. Soon they will be motivated to read them because they are fun! This activity improves fluency and expression- no more monotone! Ideal for 4th and 5th graders who like sports!
These 24 author's purpose task cards use the PIE'ED approach to teaching author's purpose. Students will read each passage and determine whether the author's purpose was to persuade, entertain, describe, inform, or explain. These cards are written for students in fourth, fifth, or sixth grade and are ideal for use as a test prep activity. Plus, teachers get to choose between the basic recording sheet and the gamelike recording sheet.
Assess your students' understanding of the various genres by using this genre assessment. It contains fill-in-the blank, multiple-choice, and long-response questions. Although originally designed to be an assessment, these 4 pages can also be used as worksheets. This no-prep activity is ready to go for you. Just print and proceed! A Google Slides link is included for teachers who want to use the colorful digital version of this activity.
This PowerPoint resource includes everything you need to teach your students about how to compare and contrast characters, settings, and events using a Venn diagram. Students will learn how to plan, organize, and write a compare and contrast essay. Students are guided through the steps of writing a complete, well-organized essay that includes transition words.
Teach your students to make deep text connections instead of suerficial connections with this set of worksheets and posters. Students will practice making four types of text connections: text-to-self, text-to-text, text-to-media, or text-to-world. This file contains four reading passages and four posters! A blank chart is also included that can be used with any book. These fiction passages are written for third, fourth, and fifth grade students.
Teaching students to use the "Somebody Wanted But So Then" strategy to write a summary requires many practice opportunities! This packet of worksheets features SIX fiction passages. After reading each story, students write a short summary. These passages are perfect for teachers who want to do a scaffolded approach like "I Do, We Do, You Do".
This writing worksheet packet includes five worksheets that will give your students an opportunity to practice recognizing and revising sentence fragments and run-on sentences. Each proofreading worksheet includes a chart with common editing symbols so that students learn to use the appropriate symbols as they revise each writing sample. This is ideal for students in third, fourth, and fifth grade!
Do your students struggle with remembering the rules related to capitalization? This packet includes 5 worksheets and 1 assessment that focuses on the most common capitalization rules. Students practice rules related to book titles, proper nouns, relationships, regions, job titles, religions, nationalities, languages, and more! Students edit sentences by drawing three lines under letters that should be capitalized. Ideal for fourth and fifth-grade students!
Teach your students to determine the author's purpose for writing a passage with this set of worksheets. Identifying the author's purpose can be a challenging skill for students to master. Students need lots of practice to become proficient in this area. These no-prep worksheets are ready to go! The packet includes ten engaging sports passages! Students are asked to write in complete sentences and to fully explain the author's purpose. Includes persuade, entertain, inform, explain, and describe.
This figurative language assessment features similes, metaphors, alliteration, personification, hyperboles, idioms, and onomatopoeias. Students match terms and definitions in the first section. Next, students identify figurative language elements within sentences. In the final section, students read a short passage and identify the literary devices within the passage. This assessment is rigorous, yet engaging!
Fourth and fifth grade students can identify examples of figurative language as they read these seven partner plays! Students work to improve their reading fluency and voice expression with these fun scripts that even the most reluctant reader will enjoy. They are ideal for reading with a partner at school or with a parent at home! Each play features one of the following literary devices: similes, metaphors, idioms, hyperboles, personification, alliteration, or onomatopoeias. Includes worksheet!
A Show, Don't Tell writing minilesson is essential in the upper elementary classroom. Teach your students to write sentences that SHOW the reader how a character is feeling. Telling readers simple statements result in boring papers. This blog post contains a complete writing lesson and the printables you willl need to create the anchor chart and replicate the activities! Teaching students how to replace telling sentences with showing sentences is an important step in developing young writers.
Being able to identify and use text features is essential to reading and comprehending informational texts. Have your students show what they know with this nonfiction text feature assessment. It consists of four pages, and it can also be used as a worksheet packet. This nonfiction text feature resource contains 22 multiple-choice questions. Some questions require students to identify the text feature, while others require that students use the text feature. Just print and go!
Teach your students to find text evidence with this color-coding activity! Students read two passages and then answer the five comprehension questions that follow. They color the dot dude beside each question, and then they return to the passage and use the same color to underline the text that supports their answer. This text evidence practice packet includes one fiction passage and one nonfiction passage. This engaging activity makes finding text evidence fun!
Learning to write a strong nonfiction summary requires a lot of practice. This worksheet packet contains five nonfiction passages. After students read each informational text, they will write a 3- to 4-sentence summary. This packet includes a graphic organizer designed to help students write their topic sentence. These passages are perfect for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.
Writing a summary can be challenging for upper elementary students. Use the "somebody wanted but so then" summarizing strategy to teach this important reading and writing skill. This step-by-step summarizing fiction PowerPoint includes six practice opportunities and lots of summarizing tips.
Use this character traits PowerPoint to teach students how to infer character traits using the clues provided in a text. They will analyze a character's feelings, actions, thoughts, and dialogue within a story in order to infer a character trait. 22 character trait words are featured. This reading PowerPoint consists of twelve practice passages, making it ideal for test prep. It can easily be converted to Google Slides, and it contains both a printable and digital companion handout!
This nonfiction text structures assessment features five informational text structures: description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Students read ten nonfiction passages and identify the text structure of each. Students also must defend each answer. Two short-essay questions follow the ten passages. This assessment, made for fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade students, is rigorous and engaging! If you want, you can also use this packet as worksheets.