I Can Statement - 5th Grade

Reading and Language Arts

I Can…

  • Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles. 
  • Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, interest, or style.
  • Draw inferences.
  • Explain how multiple ideas are supported by key ideas.
  • Compare/contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information.
  • Locate an answer or solve problems efficiently from various print and digital sources.
  • Explain explicitness of text by quoting accurately.
  • Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, and stanzas fit together.
  • Recognize meaning, tone, and beauty. 
  • Understand the importance of coming prepared for discussions.
  • Identify key ideas presented during discussions.
  • Explain writer’s purpose.
  • Establish links between opinions and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses.
  • Identify topics developed with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, and   examples.
  • Develop topics with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, and examples.


I Can…

  • Explain how the environment is God’s creation and is ours to respect.
  • Explain that the Assumption celebrates Mary taken to heaven, body and soul. 
  • Understand why and what Holy Days of Obligation are.
  • Act out of the belief that mercy and justice are essential to Christian living.


I  Can…

  • Identify coordinates of a point on a coordinate system. 
  • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories and/or subcategories based on their attributes. 
  • Solve multi-step, real world problems that involve converting units. 
  • Represent powers of 10 using whole number exponents.
  • Illustrate and explain division calculations by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
  • Solve real world problems involving division of unit fractions by whole numbers other than 0.
  • Use order of operations including parenthesis, brackets, or braces.


I Can…

  • Distinguish materials based on their  properties.
  • Create a model to show the movement of energy from the sun, to plants, to animals.
  • Explain the process of seed development.
  • Identify the relationship between the position of Earth with respect to the sun and the amount of daylight.
  • Communicate information about protecting Earth’s resources and environment.
  • Use mathematics and computational thinking.
  • Develop and use models.



Social Studies

I Can…

  • Examine the impact of the Industrial  Revolution on the United States.
  • Explain the consequences of economic growth and depression.
  • Identify the fifty states and their capitals.
  • Recognize countries of the Americas.
  • Identify different cultures within the United States.
  • Describe sequence of events of the exploration and settlement of the U.S.
  • Describe the wars that affected the growth and expansion of the U.S.
  • Understand the rights and responsibilities in the Bill  of Rights.
  • Understand the formation of political parties.