Fifth Grade Curriculum Overview

Social Studies:
-Beginning of government and the Constitution

-Westward Expansion and the pioneers

-Civil War

-World War I

-World War II


Science:

-Hurricanes

-Solar Energy

-Sound/Light

-Microworlds—microscopes


Math:

-Mean, Median, Mode, and Range

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Place Value

-Subtraction Review

-Multiplication & Long Division with double digit divisors

-Decimals

-Fractions

-Percents

-Measurement

-Geometry

-Probability


Language Arts:

Whole class reads Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade, Sticks, and Number the Stars.

The remainder of the novels will vary between reading groups.  We do Guided Reading groups and Literature Circles.


Writing:

We will be writing in a number of genres including persuasive writing, narratives, descriptive, expository, research papers, fiction and non-fiction.

Students will be keeping an on-going Writer’s Notebook.