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The Fifth Grade

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SUBJECTS

  1. Mathematics
  2. Reading
  3. Grammar and Writing
  4. Science
  5. History and Geography
  6. Religion
  7. Art, Music, Home Economics

READING LIST

  1. All of a Kind Family Series by Sidney Taylor
  2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  3. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
  4. Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume
  5. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  6. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  7. Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz
  8. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  9. Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  10. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  11. Stuart Little by E. B. White

CURRICULUM

OVERVIEW OF 5TH GRADE CURRICULUM

Language Arts

Reading

  1. Reads an article or selection from a variety of materials used by the student and tells the important details in sequence.
  2. Reads a selection from a variety of materials used by the student describing a stuation and its outcome, and determines a probable cause of the outcome.
  3. Reads and explains simple maps, charts, graphs, tables, and illustrations.
  4. Reads a news article, identifies the main idea, documents it with supporting details and gives a title or heading appropriate to the article.

Writing

  1. Selects and uses writing as a means of expressing feelings and ideas.
  2. Dictionary skills (The student should be given a list of words each week. He or she should be able to look up the word in a dictionary, find part of speech it belongs to and look up its meaning. The student should also be able to write an original sentence for each new word.)
  3. Writes letters for various purposes and audiences.
  4. Writes a composition giving information and/or expressing opinions.
  5. Writes a composition to promot ideas using relevant supporting details.
  6. Presents ideas in writing in an orderly manner.
  7. Uses words, sentence patterns, and the conventions of written language appropriately.

Speaking and Listening

  1. Gives and responds to oral directions, non-verbal messages, and common visual symbols.
  2. Relates experiences, feelings, information, and opinions orally.
  3. Asks questions necessary to gain assistance and/or information.
  4. Communicates effectively in conversation with others, in classroom discussions, and in small group interactions.
  5. Adapts speech to informal and formal situations within the experiences of the student.
  6. Contributes to the completion of a prescribed task through the use of group discussion.

Mathematics

  1. Adds and subtracts whole numbers, multiplies any whole number by a 2-digit number; divides any whole number by a 2-digit number.
  2. Uses whole numbers and commonly used fractions (e.g., 1/2, 1/4) to communicate physical quantities (how many, how much, etc.).
  3. Adds and subtracts like-denominator fractions and commonly used decimals.
  4. Adds and subtracts commonly-used fractions (mixed and common) with unlike denominators.
  5. Multiplies and divides mixed and common fractions.
  6. Estimates measurements and does arithmetic mentally.
  7. Explains the interrelationship of the metric units.
  8. Estimates and measures, lengths, capacity, and mass (weight) of objects using standard units.
  9. Measures and computes measurements using the four basic operations.
  10. Multiplies and divides decimals.
  11. Makes graphs and tables to display and compare measurement data.
  12. Solves simple ration, proportion and percent problems.
  13. Uses ratios to compare quantitites and measurements of objects.
  14. Makes, reads, and interprets tables and commonly used schedules (e.g., class and bus schedules).
  15. Identifies, names, and draws various geometric figures.
  16. Uses correct terminology in describing the properties of geometric figures.
  17. Classifies plane and geometric (solid) figures into various subsets using different specialized properties.

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