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5th grade curriculum


English Language Arts

We use the following resources in ELA:

  • Journeys
  • Scholastic Storyworks
  • Novel Units including Wonder and Maniac Magee 

Much of our reading instruction will focus on students constructing written responses to what they are reading and thinking critically about what they read.

Students will be exposed to various genres of reading and writing.  Our writing projects will focus on the following genres of writing:

  • Personal Narratives
  • Fictional Narratives
  • Expository Writing
  • Research Writing
  • Descriptive Writing
  • Persuasive/Opinion Writing 



We use the Pearson Common Core curriculum, which focuses on the following topics:

  • Place Value (Decimals and Whole Numbers to the billions)
  • Adding and Subtracting Decimals
  • Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • Numerical Expressions, Patterns, and Relationships
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  • Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  • Volume of Solids
  • Units of Measure (both customary and metric)
  • Data, more specifically Line Plots
  • Classifying Plane Figures
  • Coordinate Geometry