Standards Map for 5th Grade English Language Arts

Each 5th grade Fishtank ELA unit deepens student mastery of a set of grade-level standards. These are split into priority standards (standards especially important for understanding the core text and knowledge of the unit) and spiral standards (standards that students repeatedly use as they engage with, discuss, or write about a text). To learn more about how student mastery of the standards develops based on the focus areas of each 5th grade unit, read our Grade 5 Focus Area Overview.

Core Standards

Spiral Standards

Literature

Science and Social Studies

Seedfolks

The Breadwinner

Return to Sender

Survival Stories

One Crazy Summer

A Wrinkle in Time

Plastic Pollution

Migrant Workers' Fight for Justice

Fighting for Change: Children of the Civil Rights Movement

Exploring Mars

Reading Standards for Literature
RL.5.1
RL.5.2
RL.5.3
RL.5.4
RL.5.5
RL.5.6
RL.5.7
RL.5.9
RL.5.10
Reading Standards for Informational Text
RI.5.1
RI.5.2
RI.5.3
RI.5.4
RI.5.5
RI.5.6
RI.5.7
RI.5.8
RI.5.9
RI.5.10
Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
RF.5.3
RF.5.4
Writing Standards
W.5.1
W.5.2
W.5.3
W.5.4
W.5.5
W.5.6
W.5.7
W.5.8
W.5.9
W.5.10
Speaking and Listening Standards
SL.5.1
SL.5.2
SL.5.3
SL.5.4
SL.5.5
SL.5.6
Language Standards
L.5.1
L.5.2
L.5.3
L.5.4
L.5.5
L.5.6