As a district, we strive to ensure every student learns at high levels. Our Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are very lengthy, and for that purpose, we have to prioritize the most important standards for every student to master in order to be successful in the following grade level. We’ve also factored in skills that your child will endure lifelong as well. Our teachers and district leaders have worked together to determine those essential standards to help your child succeed. In an effort to gain your support, we have compiled the essential standards for math and reading in this document. 

    In the event, your child is not successful in mastering these skills, we will provide additional support during our daily intervention time. This support is targeted and timely to meet your child’s needs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Our 5th grade reading essential standards are:

    Foundational Language Skills

    5.2A  Demonstrate and apply phonetic knowledge by:  

    5.2B Demonstrate and apply spelling knowledge

    5.3B use context within and beyond a sentence to determine the relevant meaning of unfamiliar words or multiple-meaning words


    5.6E make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society

    5.7D retell, paraphrase, or summarize texts in ways that maintain meaning and logical order; (Response Skills)

    5.8A Infer multiple themes within a text using text evidence

    5.8C analyze plot elements, including rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution

    5.9D recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including: 

    5.9Di the central idea with supporting evidence; 

    5.10A Explain the author's purpose and message within a text;

    5.10D Describe how the author's use of imagery, literal and figurative language such as simile and metaphor, and sound devices achieves specific purposes.


    5.11A Plan a first draft by selecting a genre for a particular topic, purpose, and audience using a range of strategies such as brainstorming, freewriting, and mapping

    5.11B Develop drafts into a focused, structured, and coherent piece of writing

    5.11C Revise drafts to improve sentence structure and word choice by adding, deleting, combining, and rearranging ideas for coherence and clarity.

    5.11DEdit drafts using standard English conventions


    Our 5th grade math essential standards are:

    5.2(B) compare and order two decimals to thousandths and represent comparisons using the symbols >, <, or =

    5.3(B) multiply with fluency a three‐digit number by a two‐digit number using the standard algorithm

    5.3(C) solve with proficiency for quotients of up to a four‐digit dividend by a two‐digit divisor using strategies and the standard algorithm

    5.3(E) solve for products of decimals to the hundredths, including situations involving money, using strategies based on place‐value understandings, properties of operations, and the relationship to the multiplication of whole numbers

    5.3(G) solve for quotients of decimals to the hundredths, up to four‐digit dividends and two‐digit whole number divisors, using strategies and algorithms, including the standard algorithm

    5.3(I) represent and solve multiplication of a whole number and a fraction that refers to the same whole using objects and pictorial models, including area models

    5.3(L) divide whole numbers by unit fractions and unit fractions by whole numbers

    5.3(K) add and subtract positive rational numbers fluently

    5.4(B) represent and solve multi‐step problems involving the four operations with whole numbers using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity

    5.4(C) generate a numerical pattern when given a rule in the form y = ax or y = x + a and graph

    5.4(F) simplify numerical expressions that do not involve exponents, including up to two levels of grouping

    5.4(H) represent and solve problems related to perimeter and/or area and related to volume

    5.5(A) classify two‐dimensional figures in a hierarchy of sets and subsets using graphic organizers based on their attributes and properties

    5.8(C) graph in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane ordered pairs of numbers arising from mathematical and real‐world problems, including those generated by number patterns or found in an input‐output table

    5.9(C) solve one‐ and two‐step problems using data from a frequency table, dot plot, bar graph, stem‐and‐leaf plot, or scatterplot 

    5.10(F) balance a simple budget


    As always, we appreciate your support! At Lagway Elementary, we ensure every student will learn at high levels...LEARNING TODAY, LEADING TOMORROW.

    We look forward to a great year!