I Can Statements
I can spell words correctly using references such as a dictionary.
I can use conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections correctly.
I can form/use verb tenses correctly and can change incorrect verb tenses.
I can use correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
I can use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles/works.
I can revise sentences to improve writing.
I can conduct short research projects using several sources.
I can conference with my teacher about 5th grade materials.
I can give an oral presentation.
I can include multimedia and visuals in presentations.
I can write opinion pieces that support a point of view.
I can create a graphic organizer to support the writer’s purpose.
I can state an opinion.
I can use facts and details for support when writing.
I can write informative and explanatory texts.
I can use headings, text features, illustrations, and examples when writing.
I can connect ideas using transitions.
I can write narratives (real or imagined).
I can complete writing tasks that address a specific audience and purpose.
I can improve my writing pieces by conferencing with adults and peers.
I can improve my pieces by planning, revision, editing, rewriting, etc.
I can produce and publish writing pieces using technology.
I can use context clues to help understand the meaning of words.
I can use root words, prefixes, and suffixes to understand the meaning of words.
I can use print and digital references to find the pronunciation and meaning of a word.
I can understand figurative language.
I can identify similes and metaphors in context.
I can identify and explain idioms, adages, and proverbs.
I can use synonyms, antonyms, and homographs correctly.
I can use correct vocabulary words that show contrast, additions, and word relationships.