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English Language Arts 5

Saskatchewan Curriculum - Grade 5 English Language Arts

Grade 5 English Language Arts Outcomes

Comprehend and Respond (CR)

  • CR5.1 Analyze and respond to a variety of grade-level texts (including contemporary and traditional visual, oral, written, and multimedia texts) that address identity (e.g., Exploring Heritage), community 9e.g., Teamwork), and social responsibility (e.g., What is Fair?).
  • CR5.2 View and evaluate critically, visual and multimedia texts identifying the persuasive techniques including promises, flattery, and comparisons used to influence or persuade an audience.
  • CR5.3 Listen purposefully to a range of texts from a variety of cultural traditions (including oral traditions shared by First Nations and Métis Elders and Knowledge Keepers) to understand ideas and instructions, to evaluate the message heard and the required follow-up action, and to draw conclusions about speaker's verbal and non-verbal message(s), purpose, point of view, and techniques used in presentation.
  • CR5.4 Read and demonstrate comprehension of a range of contemporary and classical grade-appropriate fiction, script, poetry, ad non-fiction (including magazines, reports, instructions, and procedures) from various cultures including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit and countries (Including Canada).

Compose and Create (CC)

  • CC5.1Compose and create a range of visual, multimedia, oral, and written texts that explore identity (e.g., What Should I Do?), community (e.g., This is Our Planet), social responsibility (e.g., Teamwork) and express personal thoughts shaped through inquiry.
  • CC5.2 Demonstrate a variety of ways to communicate understanding and response including illustrated reports, dramatizations, posters, timelines, multimedia presentations, and summary charts.
  • CC5.3 Speak to express and support a range of ideas and information in formal and informal speaking situations (e.g., giving oral presentations and reports, retelling a narrative, explaining a display to others, working in groups) for particular audiences and purposes.
  • CC5.4 Use a writing process to experiment with and produce multi-paragraph narrative (including stories that contain dialogue), expository (including reports, explanations, letters, and requests), and persuasive (including letters) compositions that clearly develop topic and provide transitions for the reader.
Assess and Reflect (AR)

  • AR5.1 Identify strengths in viewing, listening, reading, speaking, writing, and other forms of representing.
  • AR5.2 Set goals to enhance the development and improvement of the skills and strategies in viewing, listening, reading, speaking, writing, and other forms of representing and take steps to achieve goals.

Contexts and Suggested Themes and Topics for Grade 5 English Language Arts

Personal and Philosophical

  • World Wide Kids (Cornerstones 5, a-i)
  • Teamwork (Cornerstones 5, b-i)
  • What Should I Do? (Nelson Language Arts 5, i)
  • Together is Better (Collections 5, i)
  • Accomplishments
  • Heroes and Heroines

Social, Cultural, and Historical

  • Heroes Old and New (Cornerstones 5, a-iii)
  • What is Fair? (Cornerstones 5, b-iii)
  • Making a Difference (Nelson Language Arts 5, b-i)
  • In This Place (Nelson Language Arts 5, vi)
  • Exploring Heritage (Collections 5, v)
  • "Because" is Not and Answer
  • Stepping Back in Time

Imaginative and Literary

  • Mystery Stories (Genre Study) (Cornerstones 5, a-iv)
  • Tales-Clever, Foolish, and Brave (Collections 5, ii)
  • Glimpses of Other Worlds
  • The People and Stories of This Land


  • Send a Message (Cornerstones 5, b-ii)
  • Make a Magazine (Genre Study) (Cornerstones 5, a-iv)
  • Media Moments (Nelson Language Arts 5, iii)
  • On with the Show (Collections 5, iv)
  • Ad Smart
Environmental and Technological

  • This is Our Planet (Cornerstones 5, a-ii)
  • Our Natural World (Nelson Language Arts 5, ii)
  • All About Structures (Nelson Language Arts 5, v)
  • Weather, Wings, and Kite Strings (Collections 5, iii)
  • Forces and Simple Machines
  • Healthy Bodies
  • Forces Causing Movement
  • Weather

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