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Language Arts Learning Targets

Language Arts Revised "I Can" Statements 2016

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 heading, 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.