Fifth Grade


Grade 5 Math Curriculum Framework

Operations & Algebraic Thinking
  • Use order of operations to evaluate numerical expressions and solve equations.
  • Translate a word problem to a numerical expressions and equations.
  • Compare different numeric patterns and identify relationships between them.
Numbers & Operations: Fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators.
  • Explain why an answer makes sense when a word problem is solved using addition and subtraction of fractions.
  • Recognize that fractions are division problems, and use this to solve word problems.
  • Multiply a fraction or a whole number by a fraction.
  • Explain what happens when I multiply fractions and/or whole numbers.
  • Solve word problems using multiplication of fractions and/or mixed numbers using pictures or equations.
  • Divide unit fractions by a whole number and whole numbers by unit fractions.
  • Solve word problems using division of whole numbers and unit fractions using pictures or equations.
Numbers & Operations: Base Ten
  • Identify the value of a digit based upon its place value up to the thousandths place.
  • Explain in words the placement of a decimal point and zeroes when multiplying or dividing by a power of ten.
  • Compare decimals to the thousandths place.
  • Use place value to round decimals to any place.
  • Multiply multi-digit whole numbers.
  • Divide whole numbers with 4-digit dividends and 2-digit divisors, evenly.
  • Illustrate and explain how to divide whole numbers using equations, pictures, and tools.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals to the hundredths place.
Measurement & Data
  • Convert within a measurement system, and use these calculations to solve multi-step real world problems.
  • Create and use a line plot with measurements in fractions to solve problems.
  • Show, using visuals, that volume is an attribute of solid figures composed of cubic units.
  • Measure volumes using cubic units.
  • Use the formulas for volume to calculate the volume of rectangular prisms.
  • Use my knowledge of volume of rectangular prisms to calculate the volume of more complex solid figures.
  • Graph points on a coordinate plane.
  • Represent a problem by graphing coordinates on a coordinate plane.
  • Make connections between 2-dimensional figures by observing and documenting their attributes.
  • Classify two-dimensional figures according to their attributes.

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Grade 5 Literacy Curriculum Framework

  • Make inferences that are supported by the text.
  • Summarize text using important literary elements such as conflict, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.
  • Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings or events.
  • Determine the meaning of words using context clues.
  • Determine the meaning of similes and metaphors.
Informational Text
  • Make inferences that are supported by the text.
  • Explain relationships between two or more individuals, events, or ideas.
  • Determine the meaning of words using context clues.
  • Use many different sources to answer questions or solve problems.
Foundational Skills
  • Break words into syllables to help read them.
  • Use knowledge of prefixes, suffixes, and roots to help read unfamiliar words.
  • Read text accurately with understanding.
  • Recognize and correct mistakes made while reading.
Speaking and Listening
  • Actively participate in discussions by responding to and posing questions.
  • Actively participate in discussions by reviewing and adding to key ideas.
  • Summarize information presented orally.
  • Speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • Present information on a topic and make sure that ideas have detailed support and are in order.
  • Write an introduction for an expository essay that clearly previews main points.
  • Provide detailed support for all Ideas in my writing.
  • Stay on topic throughout writing.
  • Write a conclusion that clearly restates main points.
  • Write a narrative essay that introduces characters, setting, and problem.
  • Sequence events in order that makes sense in narrative essay.
  • Use dialogue and description to develop events in narrative essay.
  • Have a conclusion that wraps up the events in narrative essay.
  • Use appropriate transitions in writing.
  • Plan, draft, revise, and edit essays.
  • Write a research report that includes information from different sources.
  • Use the proper verb tense (i.e. past, present, perfect) in my writing.
  • Recognize and correct when I have made a mistake in verb tense.
  • Use commas appropriately (in a series, with introductory clauses, direct address).
  • Write the titles of works using the correct method (underlining, quotation marks, italics).
  • Spell words correctly in my writing, even if I need to access a resource.
  • Revise sentences to improve them by adding to them, combining them, or shortening them.
  • Use prefixes, suffixes, and roots to help understand a word.

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Grade 5 Curriculum Resources
  • McGraw-Hill: My Math curriculum books and on-line
  • Collaborative Classrooms: Making Meaning
  • National Geographic Magazine
  • No Excuse Words chart
  • Guided Reading Library of leveled student texts
  • Online Resources:
Shurley English and Grammar
IXL Math
Xtra Math
Spelling City
Story Works
Grade 5 Instructional Practices
  • Shared, guided, one-on-one conferences with literacy instruction
  • IDR (Independent Daily Reading practice)
  • Use of Leveled books matched to readers
  • Technology: class projector and student Chromebooks
Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids Going Into Sixth Grade

Newbery Medal and Honor Books
  • Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle
  • Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
  • The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
  • Homesick, My Own Story by Jean Fritz
  • Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
Great Reads
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsberg
  • Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
  • Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
  • Harry Potter (series) by J. K. Rowling
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series) by Rick Riordan
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Nonfiction Books
  • Any nonfiction books at your child’s level or interest are great for summer reading

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Grade 5 Online Resources for Parents and Students