Fifth Grade Curriculum
- Read grade level text aloud , independently with correct pace and expression.
- Learn and use new vocabulary through listening, discussion or reading.
- Use a thesaurus to determine related words and concepts.
- Listen to, read and discuss a wide variety of narrative and informational text.
- Find information in specialized material (examples: online sources, magazines, catalogs).
- Identify key facts and information on a topic after reading several articles or selections.
- Make and confirm predictions about a text.
- Distinguish between cause-and-effect and between fact and opinion in an expository text.
- Read, listen and respond to a wide variety of literature from a wide variety of cultures and time periods.
- Use knowledge of the setting and characters to interpret the character’s actions.
- Define figurative language.
- Understand an author’s purpose.
- Identify and give examples of the elements of fiction.
Listening & Speaking
- Understand and use the writing process (pre-write, draft, revise, edit and publish).
- Write essays and stories across the curriculum that are well organized, supported by details and descriptive.
- Write texts of different modes (narrative, expository, persuasive) and forms (journals, essays, short stories, poems, etc.) identify and write to audience and purpose.
- Use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization and penmanship across the curriculum.
- Deliver an oral message while demonstrating control of eye-contact, volume, rate and expression while using oral, visual and multi-media forms that are appropriate to audience and purpose.
- Use table of contents, index, glossary, atlas, almanac, dictionary and thesaurus.
- Understand how to search for items using the library catalog and local library materials using call number.
- Locate information or research a topic using more than one source.
- Create a bibliography using format rules.
- Understand copyright and plagiarism.
Understanding Mass Media
- Identify a story’s sequence of events.
- Identify cause-and-effect relationship.
- Make predictions based on clues.
- Reach logical conclusions.
- Distinguish between fact and opinion, fiction and nonfiction.
- Read and identify characteristics of a variety of genre.
- Identify where a selection may be located in the library.
- Read and identify classics and award winning books.
- Use the library for selecting recreational reading materials.
- Identify various media used to convey information.
- Describe the function of different elements in magazines and newspapers.
- Create a media work for a specific purpose.
Calculations & Estimations
- Listen/respond to Scripture.
- Actively participate in prayer experiences using a variety of formats.
- Respond creatively to lessons taught.
- Read lives of saints and share with classmates.
- Discuss and ask questions.
- Reflect on self and the service rendered to others.
- Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of the Scriptures.
- Relates learning to and think critically about real-life situations.
- Participate in liturgical services, especially Holy Week.
- Initiate prayer services.
- Pray using different formats.
- Raise questions about Faith in order to learn more.
- Manifest compassion and concern for others.
- Read and explain passages from Scripture.
- Trace themes in the Bible.
- Explain the symbols of the Sacraments.
- Discuss characteristics of holiness found in people in the Scripture and today’s society.
- Act as peacemaker.
- Discuss the connection between Scripture and one’s own life.
- Dramatize stories/plays/poems about Scripture.
- Relate historical events and persons to the time of Jesus and the early Church.
Statistics & Probability
- Order, model and compare common fractions, decimals and percentages.
- Recognize characteristics of odd, even, prime and composite numbers.
- Divide by two digit numbers.
- Add, subtract, multiply and divide order fractions, decimals, percentages and whole numbers..
- Model percentages to determine equivalent decimals.
- Determine order of operation.
- Understand and use mean, median, mode and range.
- Understand basic concepts of sampling.
- Represent and interpret data using tables, circle graphs, bar graphs and plot graphs.
- Connect simple fractional probabilities to events.
- Represent and analyze patterns and functions using words, tables, graphs or simple algebraic expressions.
- Represent the idea of a variable as an unknown quantity using a letter or symbol.
- Represent and evaluate algebraic expressions involving a single variable.
- Know conversion between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures.
- Develop and use formulas for determining the perimeter and area of rectangles and related triangles and parallelograms.
- Use metric measurements to make estimates of length, weight and volume.
- Identify, describe, compare and classify triangles by their sides and angles.
- Accurately draw and label triangles, angles and line segments using measuring tools.
- Identify and build three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional representations.
- Understand and measure acute, right and obtuse angles in degrees.
- Know states of matter (solid, liquid, gas, plasma, heating, cooling).
Earth & Space Science
- Know that cells: need food, water, air and are visible using a microscope.
- Describe life cycle and survival of organisms.
- Describe weather patterns .
- Identify stars and planets, the Earth and moon’s orbits.
- Understand recycling and its impact on the environment.
History & Nature of Science
- Understand and use the scientific process.
Science In Personal & Social Perspectives
- Know ways and places people practice science.
- Know how new observations may resolve differences in explanations.
Science & Technology
- Contrast observations and inferences.
- Know that inventions are likely to lead to other inventions.
- Know the effect of choices on availability of natural resources.
- Understand how scientific developments can help keep us safe.
- Know that tools are used to gather scientific information.
- Understand how use of technology in solving problems can cause new problems.
- Design a scientific project.
Civics & Government
- Recognize the need for age-appropriate hygiene.
- Introduce male and female reproductive systems.
- Understand how the branches of federal government work.
- Know how the U.S. makes treaties with other nations.
- Know how federal laws are made.
- Identify essential ideas of U.S. government, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
- Identify basic rights given to U.S. citizens and how individuals can participate in the democratic process.
- Understand how U.S. has interacted with other nations in our past (examples: France, England, Spain).
- Identify functions of federal states and local governments.
- Understand democracy.
- Understand nature of war and conflict.
- Recognize that people earn income by exchanging labor for wages and salaries.
- Understand exchange of goods and services among colonists and Native Americans.
- Recognize that nations interact through trade.
- Know that a budget is a record-keeping plan for managing income.
- Trace the development of technology and the impact of major inventions on business productivity.
- Identify major landforms, bodies of water, vegetation and climates of U.S., principle parallels and meridians (examples: equator, arctic circle).
- Understand how physical geography affects migration and settlement patterns.
- Know ways Native Americans and early settlers adapted to and changed the environment.
- Use maps and other visual representations.
Social Science Analysis
- Understand the causes, course and impact of the American Revolution.
- Know contributions of North American peoples from pre-history through the period of the American Revolution.
Expressive & Efficient Moving
- Gather, use and document information from multiple sources (examples: print, electronic, human, primary, secondary).
- Examine one issue, event or problem through inquiry and research.
- Demonstrate the use of a foot dribble, hand dribble, strike, throw, catch and volley.
- Demonstrate improvement in a new motor skill.
- Use basic offensive and defensive roles in physical activities, games or sports.
- Identify rules and procedures in specified physical activities.