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5th Grade Language Arts Worksheets

Channelize practice employing our 5th grade language arts worksheets that come with answer keys and comprise exercises in correlative conjunctions, prepositions, interjections, forming and using the perfect verb tense, and in separating words using commas. Bolster vocabulary with Greek and Latin prefixes, interpret figurative language, draw inferences, make predictions, state an opinion, write informative and narrative texts. This list represents only a smattering of the engaging worksheets this collection offers. Make sure to stock your library with our free grade 5 language arts worksheets.

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Choosing Correlative Conjunctions

Choosing Correlative Conjunctions

Balance words, phrases and clauses in sentences using correlative conjunctions. Choose an appropriate pair of correlative conjunctions from the parentheses that best completes each sentence.


Writing the Present Perfect Verb Tenses

Push boundaries with this 5th grade language arts worksheet pdf as kids write the present perfect form of each verb using the structure: have / has + the verb in the past participle form and fill in each blank.

Rewriting the Passage with Synonyms

Rewriting the Passage with Synonyms

Replace the underlined words in the passage with their synonyms and rewrite the passage. Adding significantly to the pool of vocabulary and using the right word in the right place are the objectives though.

Choosing the Correct Homophones

Choosing the Correct Homophones

Enrich vocabulary with this printable ELA worksheet for grade 5 kids. Complete each sentence, choosing between the correct homophones or words with similar pronunciation but different spellings.

Fact or Opinion?

Fact or Opinion?

Sifting what is true from a mere belief is an essential reading strategy. Read each sentence, look for the clues that help distinguish the verified facts from the judgments or opinions, and check the appropriate box.

Prepositional Phrases Used as Adjectives

Prepositional Phrases Used as Adjectives

Topped with consistent practice, this English worksheet pdf for 5th grade children gets them to spot the prepositional phrases that modify the nouns or pronouns in the sentences and underline them.

Commas in a Series

Commas in a Series

Keep your intended meaning crystal clear as you practice precise rules while separating words or a group of words in a series using commas and rewrite each sentence with appropriate punctuations.

Greek and Latin Suffixes

Greek and Latin Suffixes

Next up in this printable language arts worksheet collection, is a vocab booster. Grade 5 kids comprehend the Greek and Latin suffixes from the meanings and add them to appropriate roots to create new words.

Describing Illustrated Hyperboles

Describing Illustrated Hyperboles

Trigger imagination as you try your hands at writing a few rib-ticklers while describing each picture using a hyperbole or an extreme exaggeration to make a point or show emphasis.

Making Predictions | Making a Fruit Salad

Making Predictions | Making a Fruit Salad

Christopher and Grandpa are making a fruit salad. Grade 5 kids walk through this ELA worksheet pdf skimming the passage and predicting what happens next and giving reasons to substantiate their predictions.

Identifying Interjections in Sentences

Identifying Interjections in Sentences

Instrumental in helping kids practice foraging interjections or words that demonstrate emotions or feelings rather than contributing to meanings in the sentences and circling them; this exercise is a compulsive-print.

Identifying the Type of Sentences

Identifying the Type of Sentences

Whether it is simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex sentences, this printable English worksheet has them all corralled for 5th grade kids to identify and write the type of each sentence.

Commonly Confused Words | Stationery Vs. Stationary

Commonly Confused Words | Stationery Vs. Stationary

Stationary is an adjective meaning fixed, while stationery is a noun meaning writing or office supplies. Decide between using "stationary" and "stationery", depending on the contextual clues offered by each sentence.

Combining Words to Make an Oxymoron

Combining Words to Make an Oxymoron

Evoke a sense of humor and irony as kids in grade 5 choose a contrasting pair of words, one from each column in this language arts worksheet pdf to create an oxymoron.

Editing and Proofreading | Nocturnal Animals

Editing and Proofreading | Nocturnal Animals

Comb the passage about nocturnal animals for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, and amp up the fun as you get children to flag them off using proofreading marks.

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Boost your 5th grader's ELA skills with our interactive and visually appealing 5th grade ELA worksheets. Our engaging activities cover reading, vocabulary, grammar, and more. Start exploring now and watch your child thrive as a confident reader, writer, and speaker!

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Reading Worksheets for 5th Graders

Decoding Cause and Effect Worksheet

Decoding Cause and Effect Worksheet

Enhance critical thinking skills as you decode cause and effect in our engaging story-based reading worksheet. Start now!

Is It Cause or Effect? Worksheet

Is It Cause or Effect? Worksheet

Develop proficiency in identifying cause and effect with our practical worksheet. Improve analytical skills and accurately recognize causes and effects.

Diving into Cause and Effect Worksheet

Diving into Cause and Effect Worksheet

Delve into cause-and-effect relationships with our comprehensive worksheet. Start practicing today!

Understanding Cause and Effect Worksheet

Understanding Cause and Effect Worksheet

Explore cause-and-effect dynamics with our practical worksheet. Foster logical reasoning and enhance problem-solving abilities.

Grammar Worksheets for 5th Graders

Puzzling Prepositions Worksheet

Puzzling Prepositions Worksheet

Enhance your linguistic skills by Puzzling Prepositions with this worksheet.

Picky Plurals Worksheet

Picky Plurals Worksheet

Learners must Picky Plurals to improve their ELA skills.

Add the Appropriate Interjections Worksheet

Add the Appropriate Interjections Worksheet

Improve language proficiency with our interactive interjections worksheet. Enhance language fluency and add flair to your communication.

Words of Christmas Worksheet

Words of Christmas Worksheet

Become more versatile in English by practicing Words of Christmas.

Spelling Worksheets for 5th Graders

Spelling Worksheet – Anagram Bash: Wordplay Wonders

Anagram Bash Worksheet

Solve Word Puzzles in 'Anagram Bash: Wordplay Wonders Worksheet'.

Spelling Worksheet – Ice-Themed Word Scramble

A Cool Word Scramble Worksheet

Dive into the world of words with the 'Ice-Themed Word Scramble Worksheet'.

Spelling Worksheet – Snowy Compound Words

A Snowy Word Scramble Worksheet

Unscramble letters to form snowy compound words in 'Snowy Compound Words Worksheet'.

Vocabulary Worksheets for 5th Graders

Vocabulary Worksheet – Abbreviations Mastery

Abbreviations Worksheet

Enhance your child's understanding of abbreviations with our 'Abbreviations Mastery Worksheet'

Suffix Party Worksheet

Suffix Party Worksheet

Spark an interest in language in your child by practicing Suffix Party .

Grammar Worksheet – Adjective Alliteration Adventures

Alliteration With Adjectives Worksheet

Journey through adjective-driven alliteration with "Adjective Alliteration Adventures Worksheet".

They're Confusing Worksheet

They're Confusing Worksheet

Become more versatile in English by practicing They're Confusing.

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Winter Adjectives Worksheet

Winter Adjectives Worksheet

Add elements of fun to your ELA practice by exploring Winter Adjectives .

Vocabulary Worksheet – Abbreviation Attack

Abbreviation Attack Worksheet

Learn and practice common abbreviations in the 'Abbreviation Attack Worksheet'.

The More, The Merrier Worksheet

The More, The Merrier Worksheet

Become more versatile in English by practicing The More, The Merrier.

Vocabulary Worksheet – Halloween Grammar: Contractions Continued

Contractions Continued Worksheet

A Halloween-themed grammar worksheet to identify and break down contractions in sentences.

Whats the Cause? Worksheet

Whats the Cause? Worksheet

Enhance comprehension with our cause and effect worksheet. Explore the connections and sharpen critical analysis skills.

Grammar Worksheet – Halloween Adjectives

A Haunted Halloween Worksheet

Describe Halloween nouns with adjectives in 'Halloween Adjectives Worksheet'.

Vocabulary Worksheet – Prefix Addition

Add Them Right Worksheet

Explore the 'Prefix Addition Worksheet' for an engaging vocabulary practice!

Infer Using Key Details Worksheet

Infer Using Key Details Worksheet

While reading a text, we can draw an inference or a conclusion only from facts and not guesses. Can you draw inferences using the key details in this text?

Find the Comparative or Superlative Adjectives Worksheet

Find the Comparative or Superlative Adjectives Worksheet

The adjectives are comparing themselves to being superior. So, they have divided themselves into comparative and superlative. Can you tell them apart in this worksheet?

Let's Affix It Worksheet

Let's Affix It Worksheet

This ELA worksheet will fill your child with zest by practicing Let's Affix It.

Making Inferences with Key Details Worksheet

Making Inferences with Key Details Worksheet

Boost your child's reading skills with inference making! Help them go beyond the words on the page and discover the hidden messages from authors.

Find the Comparative or Superlative Adverbs Worksheet

Find the Comparative or Superlative Adverbs Worksheet

The adverbs are comparing themselves to each other. So, they have divided themselves into comparative and superlative. Can you tell them apart in this worksheet?

Spotting Details to Make Inferences Worksheet

Spotting Details to Make Inferences Worksheet

Children make inferences all the time. Use the simple passage given in this worksheet to help children strengthen their reading abilities and make inferences.

Making Adverbs from Adjectives Worksheet

Making Adverbs from Adjectives Worksheet

Adverbs and adjectives are in a face-off! Do you know the difference between the two? Let's find out with this super fun and challenging grammar worksheet.

Too Many Twos Worksheet

Too Many Twos Worksheet

Learners must Too Many Twos to improve their ELA skills.

Eli and His Ideas Worksheet

Eli and His Ideas Worksheet

Join Eli and his mom, as they navigate waiting in line by imagining themselves as pirates and sheriffs, adding excitement to mundane errands. Sharpen your reading comprehension skills with this fun worksheet.

Whose Christmas? Worksheet

Whose Christmas? Worksheet

Enjoy the marvel of Whose Christmas? with this printable ELA worksheet.

Identify the Main Idea and Summarise Worksheet

Identify the Main Idea and Summarise Worksheet

Do you know how the main idea of a story helps in summarizing it? Can you figure it out? Let's find out with this exciting story.

Pronoun Parade Worksheet

Pronoun Parade Worksheet

Enjoy the marvel of Pronoun Parade with this printable ELA worksheet.

New or Knew? Worksheet

New or Knew? Worksheet

Practice the superpower of New or Knew? with this ELA worksheet.

Spot and Infer Using Pictures Worksheet

Spot and Infer Using Pictures Worksheet

Visual clues can help us decode the answers to all the questions if we keep an eye out for detail. Do you have an eye for detail?

Thankful for the Pronouns Worksheet

Thankful for the Pronouns Worksheet

Practice the superpower of Thankful for the Pronouns with this ELA worksheet.

Sort Common Confusing Words Worksheet

Sort Common Confusing Words Worksheet

Say goodbye to confusing words with our practice worksheet! Enhance your child's language skills, overcome errors, and help them communicate effectively.

Summarizing and Spotting the Main Idea Worksheet

Summarizing and Spotting the Main Idea Worksheet

Did you know that the title, topic, main idea, and key details make it easier to write a summary. In this worksheet, students use these important features and explore them on their own.

Pronoun Swap Worksheet

Pronoun Swap Worksheet

Spark an interest in language in your child by practicing Pronoun Swap.

Vocabulary Worksheet – Mastering Alliterations

Amazing Alliterations Worksheet

Become an Alliteration Master: 'Mastering Alliterations Worksheet'.

Summarizing using the Main Idea Worksheet

Summarizing using the Main Idea Worksheet

A summary tells us the main idea plus the most important details in a text. Can you retell this story with only the important parts?

Peevish Pronouns Worksheet

Peevish Pronouns Worksheet

Enhance your linguistic skills by Peevish Pronouns with this worksheet.

Vocabulary Worksheet – Alliteration Attraction

Alliteration Attraction Worksheet

Get Tongue-Tied with 'Alliteration Attraction: Sound Play Worksheet'.

Whats the Idea in Camping in the Rain? Worksheet

Whats the Idea in Camping in the Rain? Worksheet

What's the main idea of the story? Read about Seth's camping adventures and practice finding out the main idea of the story and the key details that support it.

Grammar Worksheet – Festive Word Hunt: Christmas Vocabulary

Christmas Word Search Worksheet

Experience the joy of the festive season while enhancing your vocabulary with our meticulously designed worksheet.

Thanksgiving Tradition Worksheet

Thanksgiving Tradition Worksheet

This ELA worksheet will fill your child with zest by practicing Thanksgiving Tradition.

Order it Right Worksheet

Order it Right Worksheet

With a vivid imagination, Eli transforms the mundane task of waiting in line into a thrilling journey filled with swashbuckling pirates, courageous cowboys, and intergalactic adventures. Practice sequencing skills with this fun worksheet.

Spot and Create Plurals and Possessives Worksheet

Spot and Create Plurals and Possessives Worksheet

Get ready to crack the code of plurals and possessives in this awesome worksheet! The stage is set to show off your grammar skills.

Simile Starters Worksheet

Simile Starters Worksheet

Add elements of fun to your ELA practice by exploring Simile Starters.

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language arts worksheets 5th grade

5th Grade ELA Worksheets Printable PDF

Synonyms and antonyms, figurative language, onomatopoeia, pronunciation and meaning, context clues, comparing dialects and registers, sentence patterns, editing and proofreading, quotation marks vs. italics or underlining, commas, question marks, and tag questions, commas and introductory elements:, hyphens and numbers, correlative conjunctions, verb conjugations, phrasal verb, past perfect, interjections, nouns and verbs, reading literature, read and comprehend literature, compare and contrast, analyze visual elements, point of view, rhyme scheme, characterization, making inferences, elements of the short story, reading: informational text, supporting evidence, multiple sources, visual clues, multiple accounts, text comparison, meaning of words and phrases, explaining relationships, drawing inferences, reading: foundation skills, reading texts, advanced context clues, reading poetry, sight words, writing prompts, writing about informational texts, writing about literature, summarizing and paraphrasing, technology assisted, revising, editing and rewriting, biography poem writing, narrative conclusions, engage readers, transitional words, developing characters, writing a narrative, concluding statements, descriptive paragraph, transition words, observational writing, conjunctive adverbs, logically ordered writing, topic sentence, opinion writing.

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Grade 5 Language Arts Worksheets

Inferences are a huge theme at this level. Just about every answer you have needs to have supporting text accompanying it. Start out with the simple standards first at this level and make sure kids master them before you move on.

Reading: Literature

Using Quotes From Text - Back up all of assertions with a direct quote from the work in question. [RL.5.1]

Embedding Quotes - Students learn when to use this technique, better yet, they also learn when it can backfire. [RL.5.1]

Determining Themes of Stories, Dramas, or Poems - Each sheet is dedicated to a specific standard area for this area. [RL.5.2]

Comparing and Contrasting Stories and Dramas - There is a nice mix of current literature and drama use here. [RL.5.3]

Sequence of Events - Where does everything fall into place? [RL.5.3]

Word Meanings From Context Phrases - We also begin to develop the concept of figurative language here. [RL.5.4]

Symbolism - When ideas have some hidden element about them. [RL.5.4]

Wh- Questions - Your everyday question that is looking for an answer. [RL.5.4]

Patterns of Chapters, Scenes, or Stanzas of Text - We added plenty of practice for this topic. Maybe even too much! [RL.5.5]

The Influence of a Narrator - Students quickly learn how the voice of the story really shapes the story quickly. [RL.5.6]

Visual Elements Contribution to a Story - Pictures and images can really help shape our thoughts of an author's work. [RL.5.7]

Story Comparison - We give you 2 longer stories to compare, in most cases. [RL.5.9]

Grade 5 Literature Comprehension Worksheets - We also threw poetry and other writing forms that cross over several standard areas for you. [RL.5.10]

Literary Terms - These terms are mostly used to describe unique works of literature. [RL.5]

Reading: Foundational Skills

Unfamiliar and Out Of Context Words - Some of these are words that students will pick up in normal conversations. [RF.5.3.A]

Grade 5 Leveled Reading - We added some reading in the content area passages in here for you. [RF.5.4.A]

Grade 5 Poetry - The poems get metaphoric at this point. Not only do students need to comprehend, but they need to feel the work too. [RF.5.4.B]

Advanced Context Clues - You will even find some Freshman level vocabulary words in this section. [RF.5.4.C]

Printable Reading Logs - A great way to track your reading endurance. [RF.K-5]

Reading Fluency - Measuring your fluency levels are really not an exact science. [RF.3-5]

Reading Sequencing - If you can remember without looking back in the passage, you are a leg ahead. [RF.3-5]

Reading: Informational Text

Drawing Inferences From Text - What are the take aways from what you read on daily basis? [RI.5.1]

Understanding Multiple Main Ideas - Take an idea and put it into motion. [RI.5.2]

Supporting Details - These are the times that you need back up. [RI.5.2]

Get the Message - A good way to learn if your students understand the purpose of the passages that they are reading. [RI.4-5.2]

Explaining Relationships or Interactions From Text - How do the characters interact and help develop the story? [RI.5.3]

Determining The Meaning of 5th Grade Words and Phrases - We don't always need to use context clues. We can build off of other words too. [RI.5.4]

Text Structure and Organizational Patterns - How do we piece together all things text based. [RI.5.5]

Chronology - A look at how the arrangement of events can impact a story. [RI.4-5.5]

Analyzing Multiple Accounts of the Same Event - When there are lots of people, there are lots of different view points. [RI.5.6]

Using Reference Tools To Find Answers - The library is power, if you know how to use it properly. [RI.5.7]

Supporting Evidence - What tools do we use to make inferences from? [RI.5.8]

Using Multiple Sources For Writing - This is where true knowledge comes into play. [RI.5.9]

Reading In The Content Area - How do we apply our wonderful comprehension skills to other disciplines? [RI.5.10]

Reader Response - See how the reader reacts to what was written. [RI.5]

Language Worksheets

Commonly Used Conjunctions - We look at their use specifically in sentences. [L.5.1.A]

Interjections - Ah! Dear Me! This will get you excited! [L.5.1.A]

Prepositions - Let's work together to find the relationships that these sentences exhibit. [L.5.1.A]

Prepositions of Time - We go a step further and focus on terms that communicate relative time or timing. [L.5.1.A]

Using Verb Tenses in Sentences - For English as a second language students, these are very difficult. [L.5.1.B]

The Present Perfect Tense - Everyone one has trouble with these when they start off. [L.5.1.B]

Stative Verbs - These are state of being words. They don't focus on the action. [L.5.1.C]

Using Verb Tense To Explain Conditions - Students start to become descriptive with their verb use. [L.5.1.C]

Past and Present Tense Verbs - Need to have a general understanding of when an action happened? [L.5.1.C]

Future Tense Verbs - Can't wait for these actions to take place. [L.5.1.D]

Inappropriate Shifts in Verb Tense - This section fact checks the previous topic. [L.5.1.D]

Correlative Conjunctions - We definitely recommend that you start to work on these in class aloud. [L.5.1.E]

Double Negatives - This is always a very interesting topic for students. [L.4.1-L.5.1]

Using Punctuation To Separate Items - This is where you can learn to make your work easier to read. [L.5.2.A]

Punctuation Errors - Help students learn to recognize when something just isn't right. [L.5.2.A]

Using Commas to Separate the Introductions - Seems like a simple task, but it can get very complex. [L.5.2.B]

Comma Use Within Sentences - This is the most difficult part of using commas. [L.5.2.C]

Tag Questions - This is when you want to turn a statement against itself. [L.5.2.C]

Formatting Titles of Works - We start out easy. As we progress it is a bit tricky. [L.5.2.D]

Italics and Underlining - Students learn how to draw attention to words and phrases within their work. [L.5.2.D]

Grade 5 Spelling Worksheets - We use a lot of discovery activities here. [L.5.2.E]

Combining, Expanding, and Reducing Sentences - This is where the Language and Writing Core Standards overlap. [L.5.3.A]

Inversion - The sentence flipper shows you how it goes. [L.5.3.A]

Comparing Dialects and Registers of English - Most states were seeing this for the first time when the Common Core was released. [L.5.3.B]

Dialect - Students learn how it can effect the nature of how a piece is received by an audience. [L.5.3.B]

Proofreading - Some of these are really messy and need a lot of cleaning up. [L.5.3]

Using Context To Determine Word Meanings - This is a hugely important skill to master. Doing so will be a large lexicon in your future. [L.5.4.A]

Using Greek and Latin Affixes and Roots To Define Words - These worksheets expect that you understand the 25 core roots. [L.5.4.B]

Pronunciation and Clarifying New Words - Make sure you have a dictionary and thesaurus handy. [L.5.4.C]

Pronunciation - This introduces you to the basics. [L.5.4.C]

Anagrams - Word games are always fun and educational. [L.5.4]

Advanced Simile and Metaphor - Students can start to appreciate how figurative language changes a complete body of work. [L.5.5.A]

Hyperbole - When we read these, we know that something totally out of place. [L.5.5.A]

Metaphors - Some metaphors are time tested. [L.5.5.A]

Common Expressions - We hear these way too often. [L.5.5.A]

Explaining Common Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs - We had to do some research when creating this section. [L.5.5.B]

Using Relationships Between Words - We work with synonyms, antonyms, and homographs. [L.5.5.C]

Homographs - Words that are spelled the same exact way, but that have completely different meanings. [L.5.5.C]

Idioms - Some idioms are far out. [L.5.5.C]

Negation - Learn how to flip the table on any statement. [L.5]

Grade 5 Vocabulary - You will find double the normal amount of worksheets in this section. [L.5.6]

Writing Worksheets

Writing Structure - This is the foundation of everything else we need to do while composing bodies of work. [W.5.1.A]

Topic Sentences - Well written topic sentence can really get a story headed in the right direction. [W.4-6.1.A]

Logically Ordered Writing - Sequencing and patterns are a bit part of this. [W.5.1.B]

Conjunctive Adverb For Opinions - The let's use put two or more thoughts together in a positive manner. [W.5.1.C]

Writing Concluding Opinion Statements - A super difficult skill for inexperienced writers. [W.5.1.D]

Observational Writing - The focus is on composing a work that follows all proper mechanics as well. [W.5.2.A]

Developing Topics Through Writing - This is the next progression for fifth grade writers. [W.5.2.B]

Conjunctive Adverb For Ideas - This allows us to link our thoughts when writing large pieces. [W.5.2.C]

Task Based Descriptive Paragraph Writing - The focus here is writing to explain or inform. [W.5.2.D]

Writing Concluding Explanatory Statements - The basic idea is to sum it all up with concise and tight authorship. [W.5.2.E]

Writing a Narrative - Unfold introduce the narrator and characters in this manner. [W.5.3.A]

Developing Characters Through Writing - Develop experiences and events through the character's eyes. [W.5.3.B]

Transitional Words - These words help us create a feeling of sequence. [W.5.3.C]

Writing To Engage Readers - Pull these eyeballs and minds in to your universe. [W.5.3.D]

Writing Conclusions From A Narrators Perspective - Follow the narrator's thoughts with the concepts that you present. [W.5.3.E]

Expository Writing - When we are writing to inform the reader about something. [W.5.3]

Comic Strips - These are super helpful to encourage students to frame their own narrative. [W.5-6.3]

Exposition - Students explore the various ways these can use these types of techniques in their own compositions. [W.5-7.3]

Grade 5 Writing - Create clear and concise thoughts with your work. [W.5.4]

Revising, Editing, and Rewriting - We do this by checking the work of others. [W.5.5]

Technology Assisted Writing - You knew that computer would come in handy one day! [W.5.6]

Grade 5 Research Project - We will be using some old school and new school techniques here. [W.5.7]

Summarizing or Paraphrasing - Bring back thoughts you worked on previously. [W.5.8]

Grade 5 Writing About Literature - You will compare the thoughts of two characters or setting in these. [W.5.9.A]

Story Drawing - Bring a story to life in a drawing. [W.5.9.A]

Grade 5 Writing About Informational Texts - Apply your reading skills to draw deep into nonfiction. [W.5.9.B]

Character Descriptions - They can make or break a story that is being retold. [W.5.10]

Grade 5 Writing Prompts and Activities - Over extend those frames of time for students with quality prompts. [W.5.10]

Descriptive Paragraph Writing - Get in detailed and put together. [W.5]

What Do Students Learn in Grade 5 Language Arts?

Teachers and parents have been observed to show an increased interest towards the development of language skills of children in fifth grade. There is an increased attention towards fifth grade students with regards to reading, writing, and speaking activities so that they can be proficient with language and develop a full grasp on all the language related activities. This is mainly because language is the foundational stone for whatever academic and other milestones the children aim to achieve in their lives.

An increased focus on improving a student's language arts from an early age is a beneficial trick to making them a better thinker and an excellent learner in future.

Some of the most common skills students learn in fifth grade language arts are as follows:

Reading Skills

Fifth grade students are made to read some of the most famous English literary texts from classical writers as well as the new ones. They are advised to read more than a page a day and to keep on reading as much as they can and from any genre they want to. Most teachers prefer that their students read short stories and novels from a diverse range of genres rather than sticking to just one.

Writing Skills

Students of 5th grade are taught to write in a variety of ways. The most common skills taught under the writing courses to kids include essays, narratives, descriptive stories, letters, applications, and rewriting famous stories they have read before. These activities increase their vocabulary, spelling skills, as well as makes them a better writer in future.

Speaking Skills

Most students who have a good grip on other language related activities show a lack of speaking proficiency. Fifth graders are, therefore, encouraged to do small extempore speeches and read out in front of public so that their verbal language skills are polished.

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5th Grade Common Core Worksheets

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) provide a framework of educational expectations for students in reading, writing, and other language skills. The goals of the CCSS ELA are broken out by grade and subject area, including Reading: Literature, Reading: Informational Text, Foundational Skills, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. Fifth graders are expected to master the basics of reading fiction and non-fiction books, learn deeper writing and grammar skills, and grow in their oral presentations, collaborations, use of technology and in the complexity of their reading choices. See the subheadings for each ELA category for more information on the specific expectations for students.

5th Grade CCSS: Language

5th grade ccss: reading: foundational skills, 5th grade ccss: reading: informational text, 5th grade ccss: reading: literature, 5th grade ccss: speaking and listening, 5th grade ccss: writing.


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Fifth Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Grade 5 reading comprehension.

Use these free, printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension. All worksheets are pdf files.

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Reading worksheets - leveled stories

These levelled stories are taken from our series of leveled reading workbooks .  Each successive level provides increasing reading challenge.

Children's stories and reading worksheets

Over 20 free children's stories ; each 5th grade reading passage is followed by comprehension questions.

Historical reading worksheets & fables

Each kid's fable or historical passage is followed by four questions.  Questions focus on prediction, inference and character traits.

Reading comprehension exercises for grade 5

These worksheets focus on specific comprehension topics such as the "main idea" and "supporting details" of a text; sequencing events; story elements and so on.

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5th Grade Writing Worksheets

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19 5th Grade Writing Worksheets

Active and passive sentences

In this language arts worksheet, your child learns about active and passive voice and gets practice rewriting sentences to change them from passive to active and vice versa.

Colons, semicolons, and dashes

In this grammar worksheet, your child learns how to write sentences using a colon, semicolon, or dash.

Compound sentences

Simple sentences can become compound sentences by adding a clause. In this writing worksheet, your child gets practice building and understanding simple, compound, and complex sentences.

Finding key points

In this reading worksheet, your child will read a short informational passage and then underline key points and answer questions about the language and content of the passage.

Following instructions

Can you do this experiment? In this worksheet, your child will read the instructions, put them in order by creating a flow chart, organize the elements of the experiment - and then do the experiment and write a report about it. Bonus: your child will do a little research to compare the experiment results with information from reference books or the internet.

Homophones and homographs

Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have a different meaning. Homographs are words that sound the same and are spelled the same but have a different meaning. In this language arts worksheet, your child will fill in the missing homophones to complete pre-written sentences and then write sentences to convey each homograph's alternate meaning.

Homophones: fun with puns

Puns are jokes that rely on homophones for their humor. In this writing worksheet, your child will write homophones for 24 words and then use those words to write puns.

Making metaphors

How many metaphors can you find in this poem? In this language arts worksheet, your child learns to spot metaphors, determine their meaning from context, write them as similes, and decide which metaphors are most effective and why. Bonus: your child gets practice writing poetry using metaphors.


Can you find the mix-up? Malapropisms are words that are similar in sound and often confused. In this language arts worksheet, your child will identify the malapropism in each sentence and then rewrite each sentence using the correct word.

Poems: opposites

Silly opposites! In this language arts worksheet, your child gets to practice word play and figurative language by writing opposite words that are real - and some that are jokes.

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