Fifth Grade

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The fifth grade will be studying the following concepts throughout the year.



Reading Workshop

  • Book Clubs
  • Non-fiction
  • Argument and advocacy
  • Author’s Study
  • Fantasy


Comprehension Strategies (connections, inferences, visualizations, prediction, questions, summarizing, synthesizing)

Independent and Guided Reading

Writing about Reading



Writing Workshop

  • Narrative Craft
  • Journalism
  • Research Reports
  • Literary Essays
  • Memoir



  • Number Sense (high emphasis)
  • Memorization of Basic Facts
  • Operations with Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Shapes
  • Volume
  • Measurement Conversion
  • Coordinate Grids
  • Line Plots and Line Graphs



  • Engineering
  • Earth and Sun
  • Mixtures and Solutions
  • Energy and Matter in Organisms
  • Energy and Matter in Ecosystems



  • Exploration and Settlement
  • Post-American Revolution and A New Nation
  • The Civil War
  • Reconstruction



  • 5 Pillars of Character: Peacemaker Program
  • LEAD Program
  • Nutrition
  • Safety
  • Social Emotional Learning


Technology is incorporated throughout all subjects!


5th Grade Supply List


  • 1-inch hard cover binder with 3-hole punch loose leaf paper and 2- 3-hole punched double pocket folders labeled Social Studies and Science
  • 2 pocket folders labeled Language Arts and Math
  • 2 composition notebooks
  • Earbuds or headphones in a sandwich sized bag labeled with their name and homeroom teacher
  • Soft pencil cases
  • A box of 24 colored pencils


*Tissues, hand sanitizer, and wipes are always welcomed throughout the year





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