PSSA Grammar - Grade 5

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5th Grade Review Sheet with Prezi Presentations

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5th Grade PSSA Released Items  &  5th Grade Additional Practice Items
 

PARTS of SPEECH

 

Topic

PA Core Eligible Content

Units of Study Lessons

How Might This Look in Practice?

General

Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences. (D.1.1.1)

 

Use correlative conjunctions (eg: either/or; neither/nor). (D.1.1.5)

 

PSSA Grade 5 Preliminary Item and Scoring Sampler 2013-14, question 30

 

 

 

PSSA Grade 5 Preliminary Item and Scoring Sampler 2013-14, question 41

Verbs

Form and use the perfect verb tenses (eg: I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked). (D.1.1.2)

Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states and conditions. (D.1.1.3)

Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense. * (D.1.1.4)

 

PSSA Grade 5 Preliminary Item and Scoring Sampler 2013-14, question 31

 

PSSA Grade 5 Preliminary Item and Scoring Sampler 2013-14, question 32

 

PSSA Grade 5 Preliminary Item and Scoring Sampler 2013-14, question 33

Nouns, Proper Nouns

Naming people and places that matter

Unit 1, Lesson 2: Dreaming the Dream of the Story; naming people and places that matter

 

 

 

AGREEMENT

 

Topic

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Units of Study Lessons

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Subject-Verb Agreement

Ensure subject-verb agreement. (D.1.1.8)

 

 

 

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Ensure pronoun-antecedent agreement.

(D.1.1.8)

 

PSSA Grade 5 Preliminary Item and Scoring Sampler 2013-14, question 35

 

 

SENTENCES

 

Topic

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Types of Sentences

Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-on sentences.  (D.1.1.6)

 

Expand, combine and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style. (D.2.1.1)

 

Unit 2, Lesson 19: Mid-Workshop: Dividing Overlong Sentences

 

Unit 2, Lesson 19: Small Group, Editing (Adding information into sentences) Adding quotations conventionally

 

Unit 3, Lesson 18: Editing to Match Sound to Meaning, Vary the way we begin sentences; Vary the length of sentences

 

 

 

 

 

PSSA Grade 5 Preliminary Item and Scoring Sampler 2013-14, question 38

 

 

CAPITALIZATION

 

Topic

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Units of Study Lessons

How Might This Look in Practice?

Titles

Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate to indicate titles of works. (D.1.2.4)

 

PSSA Grade 5 Preliminary Item and Scoring Sampler 2013-14, question 40

 

 

PUNCTUATION

 

Topic

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Units of Study Lessons

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Commas

Use punctuation to separate items in a series. * (D.1.2.1)

Use a comma to separate in introductory element from the rest of the sentence. (D.1.2.2)

Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (eg: Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (eg: It’s true, isn’t it?), and to indicate direct address (eg: Is that you, Steve?). (D.1.2.3)

Unit 1, Lesson 18: Editing: The Power of Commas (“What does the comma do?”)

 

 

Unit 1, Lesson 19: Mechanics – improving the quality of writing – punctuation

 

Unit 2, Lesson 19: Is the info “big” enough to need its own sentence? (Information that is fairly connected)

 

PSSA Grade 5 Preliminary Item and Scoring Sampler 2013-14, question 34

PSSA Grade 5 Preliminary Item and Scoring Sampler 2013-14, question 36

 

PSSA Grade 5 Preliminary Item and Scoring Sampler 2013-14, question 37

Parentheses

Adding information inside sentences

Unit 2, Lesson 19: Is the info “big” enough to need its own sentence?  (Information that is not very connected)

 

Quotation Marks

Using quotations conventionally

Unit 1, Lesson 9: Elaborating on Important Parts: Add Dialogue

 

Unit 1, Lesson 14:

Taking Writing to the Workbench, Raising the Level of Narrative Writing – internal thoughts

 

Unit 2, Lesson 19: Small Group, Editing (Adding quotations conventionally)

 

 

 

Coloe

 Choose punctuation to bring out tone

Unit 3, Lesson 18, Conferring and Small Group: Use sentence structure to vary the sound

 

Punctuation

Choose punctuation for effect (D.2.1.3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPELLING

 

Topic

PA Core Eligible Content

Units of Study Lessons

How Might This Look in Practice?

High-frequency words

Correctly use frequently confused words (eg: to, too, two; there, their they’re) (D.1.1.7)

 

 

 

Spelling patterns and generalizations

Spell grade-appropriate words correctly. (D.1.2.5)

 

 

 

WORD USAGE

 

Topic

PA Core Eligible Content

Units of Study Lessons

How Might This Look in Practice?

Diction

Choose words and phrases for effect.

(D.2.1.4)

Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely. * (D.2.1.2)

 

Unit 3, Lesson 11: Editing for Voice

 

 

PSSA Grade 5 Preliminary Item and Scoring Sampler 2013-14, question 39

Editing Checklist

Editing Checklist, Unit 3 & 4 (complete sentences, capitalization, dialogue (commas/quotes), agreement, spelling, frequently confused words, paragraph/indent), voice

 

 

Reading Aloud to Edit

Unit 3, Lesson 11: Editing for Voice

Unit 4, Lesson 21: Paragraphing Choice

 

 

 

Unit 3, Lesson 18: Editing to Match Sound to Meaning

 

Paragraphing

Paragraphing Choices (informational/argument: transitional words/phrases, new information, new part, new idea, new reason/evidence…; narrative: new person speaking, new time or place, highlight an important part;  texts should have distinct ideas flowing in logical sequence)

Unit 4, Lesson 21: Paragraphing Choices