Curriculum Map 5th Grade 2015 -2016
*dates and topics are tentative and subject to change
August: Multiple Multi-Digit Whole Numbers and Order of Operations (Unit 1)
September: Adding and Subtracting with Decimals (Unit 2)
October: Multiplying and Dividing with Decimals (Unit 3)
November/December: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions (Unit 4)
January: Characteristics and Attributes of 2D Figures (Unit 5)
February: Volume and Measurement (Unit 6)
March: Geometry and Coordinate Planes (Unit 7)
April: GMAS
May: Bridges (Unit 8)
Social Studies
August: Citizenship and Bill of Rights (Unit 1)
September: Civil War (Unit 2) and Reconstruction (Unit 3)
October: Turn of the Century (Unit 4)
November: World War I and Post World War II (Unit 5)
December: Great Depression (Unit 6a)
January: New Deal (Unit 6b) and World War II (Unit 7)
February: Cold War (Unit 8)
March: Civil Rights (Unit 9)
April: America since 1975 (Unit 10) and GMAS
May: Personal Finance (Unit 11)
August: Life Science Classification (Unit 1)
September: Inherited Traits and Learned Behaviors (Unit 2)
October: Cells - Plants, Animals, Single and Multi (Unit 3)
November: Microorganisms (Unit 4)
December: Constructive and Destructive Processes (Unit 5)
January: Physical Science Mass (Unit 6)
February: Physical and Chemical Changes (Unit 7)
March: Electricity and Magnetism (Unit 8)
April: GMAS
May: Inventor Project (Unit 9)
August: Comprehension Strategies (Unit 1) and Making Inferences - Nonfiction and Informational (Unit 2)
September: Summarizing (Unit 3) and Reasoning/Evidence to Support Points Text (Unit 4 INF)
October: Themes (Unit 4 LIT), Main Idea/Supporting Details (Unit 5 INF), Understanding Characters/Plot/Setting
(Unit 5 LIT)
November: Relationships between 2 Events, Ideas, and Concepts (Unit 6 INF), Point of View (Unit 6 LIT), and
Determining the Meaning of Words or Phrases (Unit 7 INF)
December: Poetry/Prose/Drama (Unit 7 LIT) and Text Structures (Unit 8 INF)
January: Figurative Language – Metaphors and Similes (Unit 8 LIT) and Analyzing Multiple Accounts (Unit 9 INF)
February: Text and Visuals (Unit 9 LIT), Print and Digital Sources (Unit 10 INF), and Compare and Contrast Same
Genre Stories (Unit 10 LIT)
March: Combining Texts (Unit 11 INF) and GMAS Review
April: GMAS
May: Reader’s Theater
Language Arts
August: Context Clues (Unit 1), Roots/Affixes (Unit 2), Conjunctions and Correlative Conjunctions (Unit 3)
September: Prepositions (Unit 4), Interjections (Unit 5), Verb Tenses – Shifts and Perfect (Unit 6)
October: Commas – Series, Intro, Y/N, Tag, and Direct (Unit 7), Titles (Unit 8), Spelling (Unit 9)
November: Expanding, Reducing, and Combining Sentences (Unit 10), Dialects (Unit 11)
December: Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs (Unit 12), Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms (Unit 13)
January: Context Clues Part 2 (Unit 14), Roots and Affixes Part 2 (Unit 15)
February: Conjunctions, Interjections, and Prepositions Part 2 (Unit 16), Verb Tenses Part 2 (Unit 17), and Commas
Part 2 (Unit 18)
March: Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homonyms Part 2 (Unit 19) and Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs Part 2 (Unit 20)
April: GMAS
May: Year Review/6th Grade Prep
August/September/October: Personal Narrative
November/December: Informational
January/February/March: Opinion
April: GMAS
May: Memoirs