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Dictionary and Thesaurus skills are further developed. Instruction progresses on proper usage of singular, plural and subject noun; verbs including action, compound, helping and state of being, verb phrases and verb endings. Spelling lists with spelling rules are incorporated at this age. Students also study figures of speech, metaphors, imagery and narratives including writing and giving a narrative presentation. To enrich the reading experience students complete several literature compositions, including The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Mayflower Conflict, Paul Revere's Ride and Aunt Polly Shedd's Brigade. Fifth grade students also use the encyclopedia to conduct research and obtain information. They learn to write an outline, revise and rewrite, take notes and complete a finished report.