5th Grade Curriculum

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Everything your child needs to know by the
end of 5th grade
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Math
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Order of Operations (PEMDAS )
Powers of 10 with whole numbers and decimals
Make simple expressions
Multi-digit multiplication using the standard algorithm
Multi-digit division using models (4-digit dividend and 2digit divisor)
Know decimal place value to the thousandths using
numerals, word form, and expanded form
Compare decimals to the thousandths place (<, >, =)
Round decimals to any place including the whole number
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to the
hundredths place
Math
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 Make equivalent fractions when adding or subtracting fractions
with unlike denominators
 Explain a fraction as division of the numerator by the
denominator
 Find area of a rectangle with fractional sides
 Solve real-world problems involving multiplication of fractions
and mixed numbers using fraction models
 Use line plot graphs
 Use a coordinate plane
 Identify attributes and categories of 2-dimensional figures
 Classify 2-dimensional figures
 Measurement conversions within the same system
 Find volume of a solid figure in cubic units
Science
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 Different types of cells (plant and animal) and the organelles
that are in each. Must be able to identify and know function.
 Know the difference between cells, tissues, organs, and organ
systems
 How are living things grouped
 Microorganisms (beneficial and harmful)
 Inheritance of traits
 Landforms and Their Causes
 Effects of constructive and destructive forces
 Introduce to conservation of matter
 Know about physical and chemical changes of matter
 Learn about electricity and magnetism
Social Studies
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Causes of the Civil War
Major battles of the Civil War
Important people of the Civil War
Reconstruction after the war
Amendments to the Constitution
Westward migration
World War I
1920’s
Great Depression
World War II
Cold War
Events and key people 1950-1975
Events and key people since 1975
Literacy
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Narrative writing
Opinion writing
Informational writing
Persuasive writing
Working on the writing process
Compare and contrast story elements
Summarize the point of view a speaker makes and
explain how each claim is supported by reasons and
evidence
 Sequence events or ideas logically
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Literacy
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 Parts of speech (conjunctions, prepositions, and
interjections)
 Use correct verb tenses
 Use correct conventions of capitalization, punctuation
and spelling when writing
 Use context clues to the meaning of a word or phrase
 Use Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the
meaning of a word
 Recognize and understand figurative language (similes
and metaphors), word relationships, and nuances in word
meanings
 Quote accurately from text and draw inferences
Helpful Websites
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Math
- firstinmath.com
- fun4thebrain.com/mult.html
- aplusmath.com
- gamequarium.com/math.html
- multiplication.com
- coolmath4kids.com
- funbrain.com
- khanacademy.com
Helpful Websites
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 Reading
- eduplace.com/kids/hmr06
- primarygames.com/reading.htm
- magickeys.com/books/
 English/Language Arts
- magickeys.com/books/links.html
- gamequarium.com/vocabulary.html
- grammar.ccc.comment.edu/grammar
Helpful Websites
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 Writing Skills
-factmonster.com/homework/writingskills.html
- rdale.k12.mn.us/ple/StudentLinks.htm
- rozauer.tripod.com/elemla.htm
 CRCT PREP
- georgiaoas.org/servlet/a2l
 Flashcard Maker
-scholastic.com/kids/homework/flashcards.htm
Please Help…
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- Reading
- Practice math facts
- Agenda
- Communication Folder
- Homework
Contact Info:
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 [email protected]
- telephone: 770.474.4066
- text: 1.678.400.9274
- website: Smith Barnes Elementary
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