Comprehension and Collaboration Teaching Resources


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Based on the Common Core State Standards in America, Comprehension and Collaboration in Grade 5 requires students to understand the following:

  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1)
  • Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.A)
  • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.B)
  • Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.C)
  • Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.D)
  • Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.2)
  • Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.3)