Grade 5 Curriculum Summary


    • Evaluate expressions using grouping symbols and order of operations
    • Write and interpret expressions
    • Generate numerical patterns
    • Identify relationships between corresponding terms of two patterns
    • Apply place value concepts
    • Apply powers of 10 concepts
    • Apply decimal concepts
    • Compare and round decimals
    • Multiply multi-digit whole numbers
    • Divide multi-digit whole numbers
    • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths
    • Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers
    • Multiply fractions or mixed numbers by fractions
    • Divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions
    • Convert measurements
    • Solve fraction problems using data from line plots
    • Display and interpret data in tables, charts, graphs, and line plots
    • Find the volume of rectangular prisms and cubes
    • Apply coordinate plane concepts
    • Classify 2-D figures in a hierarchy based upon properties


  • Informational Text

    • Determine multiple main ideas
    • Cite evidence to make inferences
    • Analyze multiple accounts of an event noting similarities and differences in point of view
    • Use text structure to interpret information
    • Determine meanings of words, phrases, and figurative language
    • Integrate information from several texts on the same topic


    • Determine the theme of a text
    • Make inferences by citing textual evidence
    • Explain how a series of scenes fits together to provide structure
    • Determine the meaning of words, phrases, and figurative language
    • Compare and contrast texts in the same genre


    • Write routinely over extended times
    • Write informative texts that identify a topic clearly, develop the topic with details, provide organization with transitions and a conclusion, and include an awareness of style
    • Write opinion texts that state an opinion on a topic, provide details from credible sources, create an organizational structure with transitions and a conclusion, and include an awareness of style
    • Write narrative texts that develop real or imagined events, introduce a narrator and characters, use dialogue and description to develop events, organize events with transitions, and include an awareness of style
    • Draw evidence from texts to support analysis and reflection
    • Use technology to produce and publish writing
    • Conduct research projects using several sources that are listed
    • Apply conventions of grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling
    • Develop and strengthen writing by planning, revising, and editing

Spelling and Word Study

    • Read unfamiliar multisyllable words using letter-sound correspondence, syllabication, and morphology

Listening and Speaking

    • Build on others’ ideas in discussion
    • Adapt speech to a variety of contexts
    • Demonstrate conventions of English

Science and STEM

    • Weather
    • Electricity and magnetism
    • Ecosystems

Social Studies

    • United States government
    • American history – Revolutionary War, westward expansion, industrialization, Civil War, Reconstruction


    • View and discuss historic and contemporary works of art
    • Observational drawing skills
    • Communicate and develop ideas and stories through images and objects created
    • Deepen understanding of spatial relationships, proportion, and scale
    • Explore one-point perspective
    • Solve artistic problems/challenges
    • Respond to the work of others
    • Collaborate with peers to create and critique works of art


    • Songs using the entire scale
    • Dynamics, tempo, form, style
    • Performing complex rhythmic patterns on classroom instruments
    • Melodic patterns on instruments
    • Musical alphabet including D space and middle C
    • American composers and songs relating to American history

    Opportunity for continuing or beginning band or orchestra instrument small group instruction and ensemble rehearsal

Physical Education and Health

    • Cooperation with others and competition against self
    • Good sportsmanship
    • Aerobic and cooperative activities
    • Team skills in game situations (dribbling, scoring, throwing, catching, passing, striking)
    • Fitness components and goal setting
    • Track and field events


    • Using the Big6 Research Process
    • Using keywords
    • Evaluating and using resources
    • Copyright, public domain, fair use