The Fifth Grade
- Grammar and Writing
- History and Geography
- Art, Music, Home Economics
- All of a Kind Family Series by Sidney Taylor
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
- Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
- Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume
- Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
- Heidi by Johanna Spyri
- Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz
- Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
- Stuart Little by E. B. White
OVERVIEW OF 5TH GRADE CURRICULUM
- Reads an article or selection from a variety of materials used by the student and tells the important details in sequence.
- 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.
- Reads and explains simple maps, charts, graphs, tables, and illustrations.
- Reads a news article, identifies the main idea, documents it with supporting details and gives a title or heading appropriate to the article.
- Selects and uses writing as a means of expressing feelings and ideas.
- 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.)
- Writes letters for various purposes and audiences.
- Writes a composition giving information and/or expressing opinions.
- Writes a composition to promot ideas using relevant supporting details.
- Presents ideas in writing in an orderly manner.
- Uses words, sentence patterns, and the conventions of written language appropriately.
Speaking and Listening
- Gives and responds to oral directions, non-verbal messages, and common visual symbols.
- Relates experiences, feelings, information, and opinions orally.
- Asks questions necessary to gain assistance and/or information.
- Communicates effectively in conversation with others, in classroom discussions, and in small group interactions.
- Adapts speech to informal and formal situations within the experiences of the student.
- Contributes to the completion of a prescribed task through the use of group discussion.
- Adds and subtracts whole numbers, multiplies any whole number by a 2-digit number; divides any whole number by a 2-digit number.
- Uses whole numbers and commonly used fractions (e.g., 1/2, 1/4) to communicate physical quantities (how many, how much, etc.).
- Adds and subtracts like-denominator fractions and commonly used decimals.
- Adds and subtracts commonly-used fractions (mixed and common) with unlike denominators.
- Multiplies and divides mixed and common fractions.
- Estimates measurements and does arithmetic mentally.
- Explains the interrelationship of the metric units.
- Estimates and measures, lengths, capacity, and mass (weight) of objects using standard units.
- Measures and computes measurements using the four basic operations.
- Multiplies and divides decimals.
- Makes graphs and tables to display and compare measurement data.
- Solves simple ration, proportion and percent problems.
- Uses ratios to compare quantitites and measurements of objects.
- Makes, reads, and interprets tables and commonly used schedules (e.g., class and bus schedules).
- Identifies, names, and draws various geometric figures.
- Uses correct terminology in describing the properties of geometric figures.
- Classifies plane and geometric (solid) figures into various subsets using different specialized properties.
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