Fifth Grade Curriculum
Understand and apply rules for the following aspects of grammar:
- Punctuation (commas, apostrophes, colons, semicolons, underlining, quotes, hyphens)
- Parts of Speech (nouns, verbs, prepositions, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, interjections
- Subject-Verb Agreement
- Clauses in Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
- Diagramming of Simple and Compound Sentences
- Apply the traits of research-based informational and opinion writing.
- Apply the traits of narrative writing.
- Analyze sentence structure and edit writing for correct grammar usage.
- Explore online research tools for taking notes.
- Understand the impact of word choice in all types of writing.
- Fairytales, Folktales, Biographies, Autobiographies, Poetry
- Context Clues
- Author’s Point of View
- Author’s Purpose
- Main Idea and Key Details
- Adages and Proverbs
- Figurative Language:
- Text Structures:
- Problem and Solution
- Compare and Contrast
- Cause and Effect
- Greek and Latin Roots, Suffixes, and Prefixes
- Understand the concepts of place value, powers of ten, numerical expressions, order of operations, properties, and forms of numbers.
- Carry out calculations with multi-digit whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.
- Process/solve word problems involving all operations.
- Show understanding of simple algebraic patterns/relationships.
- Estimate using rounding, benchmarks, and/or compatible numbers.
- Find missing terms and pattern rules for decimal and fractional sequences.
- Illustrate data with various graphs and line plots.
- Explore geometric properties and relationships of lines, angles, polygons, and circles.
- Use formulas to calculate area, perimeter, and volume.
- Convert units of length, capacity, and weight in both customary and metric systems.
- Build speed and accuracy of basic facts with timed tests.
- Gather and critically examine information from a variety of primary and secondary sources.
- Develop historical awareness by recognizing how past events and issues influenced people of that time.
- Develop geographic awareness by determining relationships among people and resources based on geographic location
- Explore Tennessee’s place in history in the U.S. and the world.
- Identify the parts of cells and describe the function of each.
- Differentiate asexual and sexual reproduction.
- Analyze the various land and water biomes and the interactions within/among each.
- Construct models of the systems of the human body.
- Understand the concept of plate tectonics and its relationship to earthquakes and volcanoes.
- Explore earth’s natural resources and ways to conserve each one.
- Discover the role of the sun and atmosphere in weather, storms, and climate change.
- Distinguish planets, moons, and stars and their relationships within the universe.
- Investigate and observe Newton’s laws of motion, as well as friction and action/ reaction forces.
- Explain and model each kind of simple machine.
- Identify the various kinds and forms of energy.
- Differentiate chemical and physical properties/changes.