5th Grade

 

English

OVERVIEW

  • English 5 explores all areas of the communication arts with the added aim of challenging students and stimulating their interest in linguistics, literature, and writing.

 

LITERATURE

  • Literature studies include fables, short stories, nonfiction, biography, poetry, drama, and novels. 

 

COMPOSITION

  • Composition instruction emphasizes understanding and establishing effective paragraph structure, beginning to develop full-length essay skills, and learning and practicing editing methods.
  • Process writing will be used for all composition efforts.

 

SPEAKING AND LISTENING PROFICIENCY

  • Speaking and listening proficiency will be practiced through formal presentations and drama.

 

GRAMMAR/VOCABULARY CONCEPTS

  • Correct usage, parts of speech, sentence structure, and vocabulary enrichment will be addressed through student writing about literature, selected topics, and exercises.

 

CRITICAL THINKING

  • Critical thinking skills will be applied throughout the course.

 

MATH
  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals
  • Decimal operations
  • Fraction concepts and operations
  • Variables and expressions
  • Order of operations
  • Graphing ordered pairs
  • Ratio, proportion and percent
  • Perimeter and area
  • Mean, median and mode
  • Probability

 

Social Studies
  • US History and Geography

Native Americans

Age of Exploration

First Colonies

13 Colonies

American Revolution

The Constitution

The Young Republic

  • Map and Globe Skills

 

Science
  • Understanding the scientific processes and developing language concepts and vocabulary related to science
  • Environment
  • Mixtures, solutions, and energy
  • Variables
  • Participate in science fair