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Fifth Grade Curriculum Highlights
Students will be actively engaged in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies lessons. All students in fifth grade are expected to demonstrate responsibility for all work, including homework and classwork.
· Reading: This year we’ll study a variety of genres through the Reader's Workshop Model as well as book clubs, guided reading, independent reading, and literature discussion groups. Fifth graders are encouraged to read independently both in school and at home on a daily basis. The ultimate goal is to make the students self-determining readers and thinkers.
· Writing: Students will consume, critique, and produce a variety of genres through Writer's Workshop including: short stories, reports, research projects, essays, memoirs, and narrative and expository summaries. Spelling, grammar, vocabulary skills, and basic mechanics are addressed through individual editing conferences.
· Math: Fifth graders are expected to have mastered all of their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Mastering these facts will ensure their success as they solve more complex math problems. The students will use problem solving strategies and explain their thinking and reasoning in written form using math vocabulary. As per the Next Generation Learning Standards, we will focus on Operations, Algebra, Fractions, Measurement, Data, and Geometry.
· Social Studies: The
fifth grade program stresses the geographic, economic, and
social/cultural understandings related to the Western Hemisphere,
including the US, Canada, Mexico, Central, and South America. We will also build on and reinforce historic and political information about the United States. The school-level National Geographic Bee will be held at Ledgeview in December. More Geography Bee information can be found under "Classroom Information; Links for Learning."
· Science: A hands on approach is emphasized in Science. Units of study will include: Rocks and Minerals, Light, World of Motion, The Respiratory System, and Human Growth and Development.