Grade 5 Mathematics students learn new key math skills and reinforce previously learned skills needed for secondary math courses. Skills include whole numbers, decimals, number theory, fractions, percent, probability, data analysis, making and using charts and graphs, Geometry, and measurement.
Grade 5 Reading includes stories that develop skills in comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and writing. Comprehension skills include critical thinking, main idea, recalling details, inference, drawing conclusions, sequencing, making connections, expressing opinions, character analysis, maps, categorizing. Vocabulary skills include context clues, synonyms, antonyms, comparatives and superlatives, affixes, root words, and compound words. Fluency skills include reading with expression and correct phrasing. Writing skills include figurative language, dialogue, responses, expressing an opinion, sentences, and paragraphs. Students are required to write eight (8) book reviews from book selections at their appropriate reading level.
Grade 5 Language Skills reinforce previously learned skills and introduces new concepts that enhance spelling, reading, grammar, and writing. Spelling skills include phonics, visual memory and discrimination, compound words, word endings, affixes, roots and derivatives. Reading skills include vocabulary, context clues, sequencing, synonyms, and antonyms. Grammar skills include punctuation, types of sentences, conjunctions, parts of speech, verb tenses, capitalization, quotations, and double negatives. Writing skills include acrostic poems, narrative, persuasive, expository, express opinion, letter writing, compare and contrast, organizing, and charting.
Grade 5 Social Studies students engage in an across the curriculum format to broaden interests in self-awareness, family, school, community, country, people, holidays, and family or cultural traditions.
Grade 5 Science students learn to cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. They determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings. Students read and comprehend science informational texts to determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning scientific words and phrases, demonstrating understanding of scientific word relationships. Students acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression, and draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.