Fifth Grade Curriculum

 

Our entire curriculum is focused on the Standards and Benchmarks that have been established by the Quakertown Community School District.  These standards are expectations that all students are striving to achieve.  Please see the posted standards in our classroom or on the district website to see where we are headed.

 

 

Reading

 

 

  Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry

 

  Comprehension Strategies: Predicting, Making Connections,   

  Evaluating, Synthesizing Determining what is Important,  

  Questioning, Inferring, Using Prior Knowledge, Monitoring and

  Clarifying, Synthesizing

 

  Literary Elements: Setting, Characters, Plot, Theme, Conflict,   

  Point of View

 

  Literary Devices: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Idiom,

  Onomatopoeia, Alliteration, Hyperbole, Exaggeration, Mood,

  Flashbacks, Imagery, Dialogue, Suspense, Foreshadowing

 

  Author Study: Eve Bunting

 

Writing

 

  Types of Writing: personal narrative, fictional narrative,

  persuasive essay, informative research report, descriptive

  essay, and request for action essay

Math

 

  Concepts:

§  Number Theory

§  Estimation and Calculation

§  Geometry Explorations

§  Division

§  Fractions, Decimals and Percents

§  Using Data: Addition and Subtractions of Fractions

§  Exponents and Negative Numbers

§  Fractions and Ratios

§  Coordinates, Area, Volume and Capacity

§  Algebra Concepts and Skills

§  Volume

§  Probability, Ratios and Rates

 

Science

  Topics:

§  Variables (Physical Science)

§  Microworlds (Life Science)

§  Food Chemistry (Physical Science)

§  Ecosystems (Earth and Space Science)

 

Social Studies

 

  Topics:

§  Understanding Regions

§  Western United States

§  Eastern United States

§  Southern United States

§  Midwestern United States

§  Connections to Our World

 

Last Modified on March 31, 2009
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