5th Grade ELA Remediation Requirements

Greetings Parents and Students,

To continue providing our students with a quality education during these times of adversity, Macon County Elementary School has developed individualized learning plans to meet the needs of our students. We have reviewed all students’ academic reports. If you received a letter, then your student is not fulfilling promotion requirements and is at risk of not being promoted to the next grade level in May of 2020.

Due to the loss of face to face instructional time imposed by the spread of the novel Coronavirus, the Macon County Elementary School’s Instructional Team has decided to offer students the opportunity to redo and to make up assignments to improve their grade(s) in the listed course(s). This is an attempt to assist students in fulfilling promotion requirements.

In order for any failing grade to be recouped, students are required to complete all assignments presented for the listed class(es) no later than Friday, May 15, 2020 by 12:00 PM. Due to the sense of urgency, there will be absolutely no extensions to this deadline.

Students must log onto www.usatestprep.com to compete the assignments. I have selected specific standards that students need to complete. 

Directions for gaining credit:

  1. Select either your ELA class or Math class from the “Assignments” tab.


  2. After selecting your class, click the blue “Practice” button.



  4. Select the subject: ELA (GSE)  or  Math (GSE)  or  Science (GSE)  or  Social Studies (GSE)


1. Select the standards that are assigned. Then, complete the work. Students should work on each standard in the following order:

  1. Video mini-lessons to activate prior knowledge
  2. Vocabulary to become familiar with the academic language
  3. Practice questions to measure understanding (Score 86% or higher)
    • Even if an activity is marked as “Completed”, students can use the "Try again" link, located below the check mark, to improve their overall score in a standard.

d. Performance tasks to apply knowledge in a different way.
***Completion of the optional puzzles/word search is not part of the remediation assignments.

These are the following ELA standards in which your child must complete by May 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

(ELAGSE5W1) Opinion Pieces

(ELAGSE5W2) Informative/Explanatory

(ELAGSE5W3) Write Narratives

(ELAGSE5W7) Research Projects

(ELAGSE5W8) Recall Information

(ELAGSE5L1a) Conjunctions, Prepositions, Interjections

(ELAGSE5L1b) Perfect Tenses

(ELAGSE5L1c) Use Verb Tenses to Convey

(ELAGSE5L1d) Correct Shifts in Tense

(ELAGSE5L1e) Correlative Conjunctions