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5th Grade Language Arts

5th Grade Language Arts


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  • 1. Characteristics of Poems Poems have a certain form, such as stanzas or a group of lines Rhythm Rhyme Figurative Language
  • 2. Poetry:“Italian Food” by Shel Silverstein
  • 3. Characteristics of Drama A story that often involves human conflict Told in action Uses dialogue
  • 4. Characteristics of Letters Heading Greeting Body Closing Signature Postscript (P.S.)
  • 5. Characteristics of Ads Must be persuasive Tries to change our beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors Often uses spokespersons, fantasy characters, children and puppies, music, drama, and imagery
  • 6. Ads
  • 7. Characteristics ofHistorical Fiction Blends actual facts With fiction Can be used to study history if we remember that the story is not actually true. Especially effective for eras in history that have few books written from that era, such as some of the history of Africa.
  • 8. Example of HistoricalFiction
  • 9. Characteristics ofBiographies Story about a person Written by an author Is not written by the person whose story it is
  • 10. Biographies
  • 11. Characteristics ofAutobiographies Comes from Greek words meaning “self,” “life,” and “write” Tells the story of a person Is told by the person who the story is about
  • 12. Example of Autobiography
  • 13. Now Your Turn!Write on a piece of paper at least one thing youlearned from studying genre. Include informationabout why reading a variety of genres is importantto you.