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5th Grade Curriculum Highlights
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Use effective reading strategies to interpret and critically analyze literature

Use main ideas and supporting details to draw conclusions and create inferences

Use context clues to comprehend text

Identify author’s purpose in a variety of text

Establish connections to texts using background knowledge  

Read to acquire and apply information

Compare/contrast, identify, and explain information, main ideas, and organization of a text

Read for enjoyment

Orally communicate information, opinions, and ideas to a variety of audiences

Engage effectively in classroom discussion


Plan/research, revise, edit, and publish clear and effective writing as a part of the writing process

Create informative, narrative, and persuasive writing pieces

Write a 5 paragraph essay that includes an introduction, body, and conclusion

Understand and use parts of speech effectively, including nouns, verbs, and adjectives

Use punctuation and capitalization consistently in daily writing

Use and spell grade level words accurately in daily writing


Early migration to America

Native Americans of North America

European explorers and colonization

Life in the 13 colonies

French and Indian War

American Revolution

Forming our first government

Geography of the world

Current events


Recognize a variety of art terms using the word wall.

Recognize Dali, Margrette, Moore, Michelangelo, and their works.

Recognize art from the Surrealism Movement

Use a variety of media to create a 2-D and 3-D art work.






Mastery of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts

Use place value to order and compare numbers

Use estimation skills to solve problems

Divide by 1 and 2 digit divisors

Use fractions, decimals, and percents to analyze numbers

Identify and analyze number patterns

Use and understand the orders of operation

Create graphs on a coordinate plane

Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions

Understand and apply the concepts of fractional numbers

Measure using metric and standard units

Identify and classify 2 and 3 dimensional spaces

Identify and measure different types of angles

Calculate perimeter, area, and volume

Solve real world problems using higher order thinking skills and defend solution orally and in writing


Sound and light energy

Earth and it’s resources

Properties of matter and energy

Newton’s Laws of Motion

Human body systems, components and growth

DARE Program

Observe, classify, measure, design, collect and organize data

Use scientific method to analyze data


Activities that improve sports specific skills

Rules and strategies to game situations

Activities to improve physical fitness levels

Understand and demonstrate good sportsmanship

Cooperative and positive participation in all activities


Identify the unique qualities of their classmates

List positive qualities about themselves

Demonstrate conflict resolution skills

Demonstrate how people cooperate with one another to reach goals in the classroom, home, and community

Understand the roles that ability and effort play in the achievement of career goals

Take and interpret a Career Clusters Interest Inventory

Interview a worker about their job and present the information about that job

Analyze and list the effect of bullies

Analyze and discuss online safety





Use formal keyboarding skills to learn letter, number, and symbol key positions

Use application software including standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database applications


Sing with proper breathing and improved vocal technique

Read and understand musical notation

Sing in unison with pitch and vocal technique

Identify meter in 2 versus meter in 3

Identify orchestral instruments and how they are played

Recognize composers of the classical era and their music

Identify form in music:  AB, ABA, and rondo

Discuss and appreciate the various aspects of musical  theater and ballet

Create a project demonstrating a knowledge of instruments and music of other cultures


Perform on one instrument accurately, alone and with  others

Perform second-year notes and rhythms as appropriate for their instrument

Sight read beginning-level music with accuracy

Demonstrate proper posture, breathing techniques and hand position

Perform music from different cultures and time periods

Perform two scales and arpeggios accurately for one octave

Improvise rhythmic variations

Perform beginning alternate fingerings and positions


Learn and use proper posture for efficient vocal production

Utilize good breathing technique for well-supported vocal tone

Sing a variety of easy choral literature in both 2-part and  3-part mixed format

Learn about using “head voice” and “chest voice” to  maintain healthy vocal production

Read, understand, and sing using musical notation specifically written for chorus

Learn about and utilize proper technique in forming vowels

Learn how and why to watch the conductor for entrance, cutoffs, dynamics, tempo, and expression


Review figurative language in texts

Identify author’s purpose

Review using dictionaries, thesaurus, and encyclopedia

Complete multiple research projects on chosen topics