••• I Can Statements••Common Core••English
Language Arts •••
Sometimes, even the kid-friendly language of “I Can Statements” is not enough to help students visualize what the standard means, and to determine whether or not they indeed have mastery of it. To solve this problem, I created visual examples of each standard to help my 5th graders self-assess their skills.
In this set of 18 posters, you will get all of the 5th grade Common Core ELA standards written as kid-friendly “I Can” statements, with a corresponding visual example for each statement. Each poster depicts a friendly monster writing examples of the standard on his whiteboard, with the key components highlighted in red. Each standard also has a different color monster, so that kids can keep track of which ones they’ve covered. [Note: While the standards have been written in kid-friendly language, important grammar terminology has been left in, so that students will get exposure to these terms].
The poster set includes a Contents page, so you will know exactly which Common Core standards are included. Each poster also has the standard number marked at the bottom, for easy organization.
Here is a list of the standards included:
Conventions of Standard English
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
1) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1a Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.
2) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1b Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.
3) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1c Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.
4) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1d Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.*
5) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1e Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).
6) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [Note: This Standard heading has been included as a separate standard in the poster set because capitalization and punctuation are not addressed by any of the subsequent L.5.2 standards]
7) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2a Use punctuation to separate items in a series.* [Note: Standards L.5.2a, L.5.2b, and L.5.2c have been combined in the poster set because they all involve the use of commas].
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2b Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2c Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It’s true, isn’t it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).
8) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2d Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.
9) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2e Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
Knowledge of Language
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
10) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3a Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
11) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3b Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4 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.
12) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4a Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
13) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4b Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis).
14) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4c Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
15) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5a Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
16) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5b Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
17) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5c Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
18) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).