5th Grade Curriculum Overview
Fifth Grade Curriculum Overview
Our District has adopted a new reading curriculum, Collaborative Classroom Making Meaning. See attached sheet.
We will also focus on reading the following novels together as a class: Earthquake Terror, Tuck Everlasting, City of Ember, Holes, Chains, Maniac Magee, and more.
WRITING – We will be working with Collaborative Classrooms Being a Writer. Our 3 big areas of focus are:
- Opinion 2. Narrative 3. Informative
Students will also focus on using writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of subjects they are studying/researching, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events.
MATH- We will be using Math Expressions Common Core Edition. Your student can expect to learn the following:
Unit 1- Addition & Subtraction with Fractions
Unit 2- Addition & Subtractions with Decimals
Unit 3- Multiplication & Division with Fractions
Unit 4- Multiplication with Whole Numbers & Decimals
Unit 5- Division with Whole Numbers & Decimals
Unit 6- Operations & Word Problems
Unit 7- Algebra, Patterns, & Coordinate Graphs
Unit 8- Measurement & Geometry
SCIENCE—FOSS Science Curriculum SOCIAL STUDIES- (beginning in middle October)
Units Units of Study:
Variables World Explorers
Landforms Colonial America
Environments American Revolution
Human Growth and Development (spring)