• National PTA: Fifth Grade Parents' Guide to Student Success


    READING: Vocabulary, Comprehension, Fluency, Literature studies, Novel studies, genre, Harcourt Anthologies

    • Figurative language
    • Context clues
    • Identify author’s main idea and purpose
    • Make text to text connections
    • Summarize ideas
    • Ask and respond to open ended questions
    • Theme, plot, characters, setting
    • Relate to prior knowledge, experience, and real world information



    • Multi paragraph compositions that include an introduction, support, and   
    • Use transitional words and phrases to connect ideas
    • Using a variety of sentence structures
    • Establish and maintain focus, organization, elaboration, support, and integration within paragraphs, demonstrating coherence
    • Compose informational (expository), narrative, persuasive, and descriptive 
      modes of writing that support a topic or thesis statement
    • Design a research paper
    • Proofread, revise and edit for content and conventions
    • Use available technology to design, produce, and present compositions



    • Proofread and revise accordingly
    • Correctly spell appropriate high frequency words
    • Capitalization accuracy



    • Present oral reports using correct language, nonverbal expressions and organizational format
    • Use speaking skills to participate in discussions
    • Use verbal and nonverbal skills and strategies to maintain communication and resolve conflict



    • Demonstrate the listening process by responding both 1) orally and 2) in writing in formal and informal situations
    • Ask questions and respond to questions related to oral presentations and messages in small and large groups
    • Restate and carry out a variety of oral instructions



    Everyday Mathematics content strands include:

    • Operations and Computation
    • Numeration
    • Patterns, Functions & Algebra
    • Data and Chance
    • Measurement and Reference Frames
    • Geometry



    Students in fifth grade will be exposed to a chronological survey of United States history from earliest settlement to the Civil War.


    ·        Unit 1: Americans and Our Environment

    ·        Unit 2: Culture West and East

    ·        Unit 3: Exploration

    ·        Unit 4: Colonization and Conflict

    ·        Unit 5: Independence and New Government

    ·        Unit 6: Expansion and Change

    ·        Unit 7: Civil War and Reconstruction



    Content: participate in hands-on activities in the following areas:

    • Astronomy: planetarium
    • Earth Science: weather
    • Health: digestion and drug education
    • Life Science: small life with a microscope
    • Physical Science: electricity and magnetism
    • Skills:
      • predict
      • observe
      • collect and record data
      • interpret
      • classify
      • raw conclusions
      • formulate hypothesis and models
      • experiment