Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade Virtual School Materials

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Free Sample Lesson

What Your Child Will Learn in Fifth Grade

Reading

  • Reading children’s classics and Newbery Award winners
  • Developing critical thinking and comprehension skills

Spelling & Vocabulary

  • Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies
  • Reviewing commonly misspelled words
  • Introducing cross-curricular words
  • Integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing

Composition

  • Writing reports and original stories
  • Paragraphing
  • Outlining subjects from History, Reading, Geography, and Science lessons

Grammar

  • Identifying the eight parts of speech
  • Types of sentences
  • Subject; predicate
  • Correct usage

Mathematics

  • Multiplying and dividing by tens, hundreds, and thousands
  • Multiplying multiple-digit numbers by two-digit numbers
  • Reading and writing ratios
  • Simplifying algebraic expressions
  • Graphing equations, determining the surface area and volume of three-dimensional shapes

Science

  • Studying plants
  • Weather, climate, energy
  • Matter
  • Earth and its resources
  • Ecosystems
  • The human body

Technology

Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools integrated with curriculum:

  • Practicing keyboarding and touch typing
  • Intermediate word processing and desktop publishing
  • Database and Internet research skills
  • Graphs, tables, and formulas in spreadsheets
  • Creating databases
  • Basic HTML
  • Using presentation software
  • Internet activities integrated with Science text

Poetry

  • Memorizing
  • Reading
  • Literary devices
  • Symbolism

History

Surveying American history from ancient civilizations through September 11, 2001:

  • Early American Indian cultures
  • Colonization
  • The Revolution
  • Westward expansion
  • The Civil War and its aftermath
  • Industrialization
  • The United States in the 20th century

Geography

  • Exploring the five themes of geography
  • Studying the United States by region, with focus on landforms, waterways, natural resources, parks, monuments, cities, state capitals, industry, agriculture, and climate
  • State reports
  • Extending map and globe skills
  • Canada and Latin America

Art History

Using A Child’s History of Art: Painting, by Hillyer and Huey; covers paintings from Ancient Egypt through the modern art movement

Art

  • Learning different art techniques: contour, naturalism, murals, and linear perspective
  • Applying techniques discussed in Art History

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