Fifth Grade

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Fifth Grade Curriculum Overview        

Bible – Purposeful Design Publication (2012)

  • Understand God’s Person (who He is), His plan and His principles for living
  • Memorize Scripture associated with Christian character traits
  • Old Testament survey study
  • Daily application of Christian character traits

Reading/Language Arts – Reading Street (Scott Foresman 2007)

  • Comprehension skills Story mapping
  • Make connection between prior knowledge and new information
  • Evaluate use of literary style
  • Use listening skills to confirm or alter predictions
  • Sustained silent reading of self-selected materials
  • Identify story elements Analyze literary genres
  • Draw conclusions from evidence
  • Evaluate material related to theme or topic
  • Predicting outcomes Adjust reading strategies
  • Author’s purpose Interpret analogies
  • Cause and effect Sequencing


  • Interpret and use literal and figurative language
  • Revise and edit in relation to syntax, semantics and mechanics
  • Write to persuade Correct spelling in context
  • Use point of view, flashback, etc. in writing
  • Outline, list web, cluster and use note cards in prewriting
  • Use punctuation to affect meaning and flow
  • Locate information to support ideas, concepts for writing

Math – Progress in Mathematics (Sadlier-Oxford 2009)

  • Meaning of place value to twelve digits
  • Interpret and organize data on graphs, time lines, charts & tables
  • Estimated & actual calculations of sums, differences, products and quotients
  • Comparing and ordering whole numbers, fractions & decimals
  • Ratios, percents, averages
  • Math operations with whole numbers, decimals, fractions
  • Using logic in multiple-step problem solving
  • Identifying sets of numbers
  • Area, perimeter, volume of plane/solid figures
  • Problem solving strategy variations

Science and Health – Science (Harcourt 2007)

  • Use of effective personal health and safety practices
  • Compare vertebrates and non-vertebrates
  • Identify relevant and irrelevant data
  • Participate in scientific observations and experiments
  • Evaluate and modify a hypothesis on basis of observations
  • Distinguish between weather and climate
  • Relate human body parts to ten human body systems
  • Contrast physical/chemical properties of a substance
  • Determine helpful/harmful aspects of bacteria & viruses
  • Compare green and non-green plants

Social Studies – Our Nation (Macmillian/McGraw-Hill 2003)

  • Identify and interpret various types of maps
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Identify past crises in U.S. history
  • Interrelationships of ethnic groups in American History
  • Interpret political cartoons and nursery rhymes
  • Use map skills to locate regions, countries, and specific routes
  • Identify origins of pluralism in the United States
  • Historical examples of uses of balance of power in government
  • Analyze selection of government leaders & types of government
  • Compare/contrast political systems
  • 20th century world history events, i.e. WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Russian Revolution
  • Inventors and their influences to industry
  • Identify state regions of U.S. Mass production
  • Recognize various architecture for homes of America


  • Rhythm
  • Melody
  • Form
  • Expressive qualities Movement
  • Tone Color
  • Harmony Composers and Musical Periods
  • Optional wind instrument instruction

Fifth Grade Band (Advanced Band) – Essential Elements 2000-Book 1 (Hal Leonard Corporation 1999)

  • Advance Band is offered to students who have completed one year of Beginning Band
  • Students will learn multiple part pieces that challenge the students rhythmic ability, note reading ability, and musicianship.
  • Students in advanced band will have the opportunity to compete in the ACSI Music Festival.

Physical Education – Dynamic Physical Education for School Children (Allyn & Bacon 1995), Physical Best Activity Guide Elementary Level (National Association for Sport and Physical Education 2004)

  • Team sport activities
  • Terminology, rules, strategies, and safety practices
  • Individual and recreational sports
  • Line and circle folk dance rhythms
  • Individual and partner rope jumping routines and exercise
  • Relay activities
  • Aerobic, strength, and flexibility activities
  • Physical fitness activities and testing
  • Stunts and tumbling skills
  • Christian attitude demonstrations
  • Report on short topics


  • Line as means of expression
  • Pen and ink art composition
  • Monochromatic, analogous, triadic composition
  • Creativity with textiles and felt
  • Emphasis/balance
  • Watercolor composition
  • Calligraphy
  • Clay sculpture
  • Drawing the human form
  • Graphic design
  • Describe and analyze works of art


  • Once weekly
  • The Fifth Grade uses Global Academics curriculum to produce a cross curricular project each quarter.


  • Once weekly