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5th Grade 


Fifth Grade Language Arts

Students in fifth grade expand and deepen concepts, skills, and strategies learned at earlier grades. They make new connections as they experience more sophisticated ideas and begin to study subjects in more formal ways. They read and write a variety of texts with greater breadth and depth, critically analyzing and evaluating information and ideas. Fifth graders revisit and refine concepts and their knowledge of English Language Arts conventions as they become more sophisticated, independent learners. The learner will:

  • Use reading and writing to learn about and understand their world and other cultures.
  • Evaluate text to determine the author's purpose and point of view.
  • Increase vocabulary knowledge through wide reading, word study, discussion, and content area study.
  • Use print and non-print media to persuade an audience.
  • Use met cognitive skills to accomplish a task independently or as a group member.
  • Research multiple sources to deepen understanding and integrate information and ideas across varied sources and content areas.
  • Apply comprehension strategies critically, creatively, and strategically.
  • Use media and technology as resources for extended research and as tools for learning.

The learner will apply enabling strategies and skills to read and write.

The learner will apply strategies and skills to comprehend text that is read, heard, and viewed.

The learner will make connections through the use of oral language, written language, and media and technology.

The learner will apply strategies and skills to create oral, written, and visual texts.

The learner will apply grammar and language conventions to communicate effectively


Fifth Grade Mathematics

Major Concepts:

  • Division with multi-digit divisors
  • Addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions
  • Add, subtract, compare, and order decimals
  • Area and perimeter
  • Circles
  • Draw and measure angles
  • Algebraic expressions
  • Central tendency-mean
  • Line graphs
  • Experimental and theoretical probabilities
  • Students will create and solve relevant and authentic problems using appropriate technology and applying these concepts as well as those developed in previous years.

Computational Skills to Maintain:

  • Read and write word names for numbers
  • Multiplication facts/tables
  • Division facts
  • Add and subtract multi-digit numbers
  • Estimate products; multiply multi-digit numbers
  • Divide using single digit divisors
  • Use order of operations
  • Identify, explain, and apply the commutative, associative, distributive and identity properties

The learner will understand and compute with rational numbers.

The learner will demonstrate an understanding and use of the properties and relationships in geometry, and standard units of metric and customary measurement.

The learner will demonstrate an understanding of patterns, relationships, and elementary algebraic representation.

The learner will demonstrate an understanding and use of graphing, probability and data analysis.