Fifth Grade

FIFTH GRADE  The following are expectations for third grade children's language skills.  Information is taken from A Guide to School Services in Speech-Language Pathology by Trici Schraeder, ...)

  • Uses 9 to 10 words in a sentence
  • Produces all speech sounds correctly
  • Uses correct grammar in conversation (including correct word order).
  • Creates a story to share with others
  • Summarizes information presented orally by others
  • Creates and participates in oral dramatic activities
  • Defines objects by use, size, shape, function, material makeup and location
  • Initiates communication with others, engages in conversation with turn taking, adapts or changes conversation to fit the circumstance, stays on topic for 20 to 30 minutes, requests clarification, gives clarification
  • Uses oral language to persuade, entertain and uses humor
  • Uses prefixes, suffices, homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, and word analogies
  • Distinguishes between fact and fiction and provides evidence
  • Predicts outcomes
  • draws conclusions
  • Understands cause and effect

  • Responds to questions 85% of the time
  • Answers who, what, where, when, why, and how questions
  • Follows three and four step directions
  • Adds or deletes sounds to make new words, counts syllables in 3 syllable words, creates a rhyme, blends sounds to make word parts and words with 1 to 4 syllables
  • Uses the telephone to take massages

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