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Fifth Grade


Language Arts

  • Reading: Comprehend, evaluate, and appreciate age appropriate materials; interpret and make inferences about written materials; develop a positive attitude toward reading 
  • Writing: Write in a variety of styles for a variety of audiences and purposes
  • Listening: Direct attention to what is heard and organize thoughts to make an appropriate response
  • Speaking: Organize and present ideas; speak for a specific purpose in various presentation formats 
  • Convention/Structure: Write standard English in a grammatical, well-organized manner using conventions of language 
  • Spelling: use developmental spelling skills; proofread written work for spelling errors


  • Number sense: Understand number meanings and relationships among numbers; understand number operations
  • Geometry: Develop an understanding of 2- and 3-dimensional objects; measure different aspects of shapes; understand how shapes are related to one another
  • Measurement: Use customary and metric measures to determine length, area, volume, and weight
  • Operations and computation: Use a variety of computational strategies; apply the fundamental operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals
  • Patterns and relationships: Identify patterns and relationships in numbers, operations, geometry, and measurement to classify and organize information
  • Probability and statistics: Collect, organize, describe, and interpret data using realistic situations


  • 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
    • Draw Conclusions
    • Formulate Hypothesis and Models
    • Experiment



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