Fifth graders are reading for pleasure and information. By using the strategies and skills developed in previous grades, they are allowed to focus on personal concept and thought development. Students will be reading from a variety of stories, chapter books and nonfiction material using comprehension strategies and skills.
Fifth graders will read independently.
Fifth graders will be reading many different kinds of stories this year. They will continue to build their vocabulary and increase the number of words they recognize.
Fifth graders will continue to develop word attack skills.
Fifth graders will continue to use decoding skills when encountering unknown words by breaking the word apart and looking at the meaning of the parts (prefixes, suffixes, and roots). They will also be using dictionaries to look up new words. They will use many different skills to help them understand what they have read.
Fifth graders will develop concepts and personal thoughts about what they have read.
Fifth graders will be developing ideas through discussion of their feelings and reaction to what is being read. They will be able to identify character, setting, and plot.
Fifth graders will independently use comprehension strategies and skills.
Fifth graders will be using specific comprehension strategies to allow self-monitoring of understanding, making sense of text and solving problems while reading. Students will also be using comprehension skills to deepen the reader’s understanding of the logic behind the text.
Fifth graders will learn research and inquiry skills.
Students will be developing inquiry and exploration skills that focus on the production of genuine research. These concepts will be developed from the literature read and explored during class.
Fifth graders compose a variety of types of writing.
Fifth graders are able to organize their compositions in a logical manner. They write biographies, research reports, narratives, plays, poetry, and letters. They also write to inform and persuade their audiences. They learn the basic forms of letter writing. They write formal letters, casual letters, and invitations. They learn the correct ways to begin and end all types of letters.
Fifth graders edit their work.
After completing their writing, fifth graders share their work with small groups or the class. Theyreceive suggestions and compliments from their classmates and then, using this advice and instruction from the teacher, they improve and correct their own work. Demonstrate appropriate use of copyrighted materials in word processing documents used for content area projects/products.
Major Concepts • Place value through the thousandths place • Addition and subtraction of fractions • Properties of polygons • Using a protractor • Rotational symmetry • Sums of the interior angles • Stem-and-leaf plots • Median, range, and mode • Patterns in tables and on graphs • One-step equations and inequalities • Rates of change
Skills to Maintain • Whole number computation • Perimeter and area • Line, bar, and circle graphs • Coordinate grids
Reading • Provide opportunities to sequence and retell stories • Increase minutes of daily, independent reading at the child’s reading level • Research information on topics of interest and use the library • Write letters, reports and journal entries based on informed judgments • Read and interpret maps, charts and graphs
Math • Practice multiplying and dividing • Practice multiplication facts • Find the area and perimeter of 2-dimensional objects like squares and rectangles • Look for patterns in nature, clothes, buildings, etc. • Find a table in the newspaper and extend it • Discuss graphs found in the newspaper • Record several temperatures; then find the range, median and mode • Record the weekly temperature on a grid • Play games involving spinners and dice
https://www.brainpop.com/ (videos: climate types, tundra, ecosystems, energy pyramid, food chains, camouflage, temperature, property changes, matter changes states, heat, weather, wind, earth’s atmosphere, desserts, desserts, ocean currents, water cycle, acceleration, distance rate and time, forces, gravity, Newton’s Laws of Motion, work)
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/ (videos and quizzes: photosynthesis, plant adaptations, force and motion, Newton’s Laws 1, 2, & 3, gravity and inertia, properties of matter, solids liquids and gases, energy and matter, weather and climate, clouds and precipitation, air pressure and wind, air masses and fronts, weather instruments, the water cycle, waves and currents, earth’s atmosphere, biomes, food webs, ecosystem, food chain, symbiosis, animal adaptations)