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Fifth Grade Curriculum

5thWe offer a rigorous academic curriculum based on 21st Century Skills. We provide our students with a research based, developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Reading & Language Arts Development

  • Writing preparation and prewriting strategies
  • 6 traits of writing
  • Expository writing, narrative writing and poetry
  • Drafts and revises writing
  • Edit and correct personal writing using a rubric
  • Write for a variety of occasions, audiences and purposes
  • Table of contents, index, headings, captions, illustrations and major words to anticipate content of a reading selection
  • Simple strategies to determine meaning of unknown words and increase vocabulary
  • Clarify understanding by rereading and self-correction
  • Construct meaning from a variety of texts
  • Author’s purpose
  • Compare and contrast
  • Fiction and nonfiction reading and writing
  • Reference materials
  • Alphabetical and numerical systems
  • Listen and respond to a variety of oral presentations
  • Speaking strategies
  • Write and present a speech using the correct components
  • Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama
  • Conventional patterns and rules of the English language

5th (2)Religious Development

  • Jesus Christ as Revelation of God
  • Seven Sacraments
  • Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation
  • Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick
  • Sacraments of Service: Holy Orders and Matrimony
  • Seasons of the Church: Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter
  • Catholic teachings and values

Math Development

  • Division
  • Expressions and equations
  • Equations and graphs
  • Adding and subtracting decimals
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions
  • Adding and subtracting mixed numbers
  • Units of length
  • Units of weight, mass, and time
  • Measurement of two-dimensional shapes
  • Three-dimensional shapes
  • Measurement of three-dimensional shapes
  • Displaying data
  • Integers

Science Development

  • Plants and their parts
  • Plant reproduction
  • Understands how living and non-living factors interact
  • Parts of an ecosystem
  • Weather patterns and climate
  • Recognizes the forces that shape the Earth
  • Understands that the earth is constantly changing
  • Water cycle, conservation, and ways to prevent pollution
  • Properties of matter
  • Health
  • Body parts and pathways
  • Scientific method
  • Light and sound energy
  • Technology
  • Animal kingdoms
  • Food webs and food chains
  • Connection between Physical and Mental Health

Social Studies Development

  • Describe Ancient American civilizations
  • Compare Native American tribes
  • Analyze exploration of North America by European explorers
  • Describe colonial North America
  • Understand the American Revolution and birth of a new Nation
  • Analyze the foundations of government, law and the United States political system
  • Describe the structure and functions of government
  • Understand the growth and westward expansion of the United States

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