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5th Grade

Welcome to 5th Grade!

Curriculum

This year's curriculum includes. . . 

Reading

  • Comprehension skills, including
    • Inferring
    • Connecting to the text
    • Questioning
    • Predicting
    • Identifying with characters
  • Character study
  • Historical fiction
  • Non-fiction texts
  • Book clubs

Writing

  • Personal narratives
  • Realistic fiction
  • Personal essays
  • Persuasive essays
  • Literary essays
  • Informational writing
  • Historical fiction

Math

  • Prime factorization and exponents
  • Decimals through thousandths
  • Number sense to 100,000
  • Single variable algebra
  • Relating fractions and decimals
  • Adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing fractions and decimals
  • Data and statistics
  • Coordinate graphing
  • Percentages 
  • Integers
  • Geometry
  • Problem solving

Social Studies

  • US history, including:
    • Regions of the United States
    • Native American tribes
    • European explorers
    • Colonial period
    • The Revolutionary War 
    • The US Constitution
    • Branches of government
    • Western Expansion
    • Current events

Science

  • The human body, including respiratory, digestive, excretory, reproductive, and circulatory systems
  • Plant structures
  • Evaporation and condensation
  • Creation of weather patterns
  • Elements and the composition of matter
  • The solar system