In 5th Grade, students will continue to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Reading will become more challenging and taught through various genre forms, all while learning higher level vocabulary. Students will also be able to understand and clearly summarize what they have learned from readings and collaborative discussions, referring to specific evidence and details from the text.  Students will write regularly and continue their ability to organize, gather, interpret and make presentations.  They will also write research or opinion papers over a period of time.