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5th Grade Expectations

Reading

Basic Signal Words

  • Who
  • Where
  • What
  • When
  • Why
  • How

Story Elements

  • Character
  • Setting
  • Problem
  • Conflict
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Climax
  • Solution
  • Resolution

Text Types

  • Technical
  • Narrative
  • Expository
  • Persuasive

Word Meaning

  • Context Clues

Word Structure

  • Root Words
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes

Figurative Language

  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Analogies
  • Hyperbole
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Personification
  • Idioms

Text Features

  • Title
  • Headings
  • Subheadings
  • Topic
  • Summary Sentences
  • Graphs
  • Charts
  • Maps
  • Table of Contents
  • Pictures/Illustrations
  • Boldface Type
  • Italics
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Captions
  • Sidebars
  • Underlining
  • Numbered or Bulleted Lists

Text Structures

  • Inferences
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Sequence
  • Problem Solution
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Description
  • Cause/Effect
  • Fact/Opinion
  • Topic
  • Main idea
  • Supporting Details
  • Summarizing
  • Paraphrasing
  • Retelling
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Author’s Position

Spelling

  • Spell age appropriate words
    • Prefixes
    • Suffixes
    • Root Words
    • Other Endings
    • Word Origins

Language

  • Determines the meaning of figurative language
  • Use and Understand the eight parts of speech

Handwriting

  • Write to effectively convey an idea for a variety of audiences and purposes
    • Narrative
    • Expository
    • Technical
    • Persuasive
  • 6 Traits of Writing

Creative Writing

  • Writes a multi-paragraph essay

Math

August

  • Place Value through 1,000,000
  • Place Value with decimals (to thousandths)
  • Equivalent Decimals

September

  • Estimating Sums/Differences
  • Addition/Subtraction with whole numbers
  • Rounding Decimals
  • Estimating sums/differences with decimals
  • Addition/Subtraction with decimals
  • Sebtracting across zeros
  • Estimate or find exact answer
  • Expressions and variables
  • Addition properties

October

  • Write/Evaluate expressions
  • Order of Operations
  • Functions
  • Write an equation
  • Multiplication Properties
  • Money

November

  • Estimate patterns/multiples
  • Multiplication by 2 digits
  • Multiply decimals/while numbers
  • Patterns in decimals (factors and products)
  • Place the decimal
  • Zeros in the product
  • Estimate quotients
  • Divisibility rules
  • Divide 3 digit dividends by 1 digit divisor
  • Zero in division
  • Interpret the remainder

December

  • Estimates quotients
  • Divide by 2 digit divisors
  • Multiples
    • Least Common Multiple
    • Greatest Common Factor
  • Identify Relationships
  • Relate decimals to fractions
  • Equivalent Fractions
  • Understand mixed numbers
  • Collect and organize data
  • Mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Range
  • Make/analyze graph
  • Scale
  • Ordered Pairs
  • Line Graphs
  • Choose appropriate graphs
  • Estimation patterns/multiples

January

  • Lines/Angles
  • Angles, Polygons
  • Circles
  • Symmetric figures
  • Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Solid Figures
    • Faces
    • Edges
    • Vertices
  • Solid figures from different views

February

  • Estimation/Customary
  • Customary length (to 1/8”)
  • Metric Length (to nearest cm)
  • Change linear units (customary only)
  • Customary capacity
  • And weight
  • Metric capacity, weight, and mass (grams)
  • Time
  • Perimeter
  • Area if squares/rectangles

March

  • State Test

April

  • Exponents
  • Addition/Subtraction Fractions
  • (Representations)
  • Mixed Numbers
  • Multiply Fractions
  • Divide Fractions

May

  • Ratios
  • Percent
  • Probability
  • Transformations

Science

  • Matter
    • Solids
    • Liquids
    • Gases
    • Plasma
  • Graphs and Measures effects of temperatures on matter
  • Simple Machines
  • Potential and Kinetic Energy
  • Light, Light Rays, Color
  • Ecosystems and Environment
  • Food Webs
    • Producers-Consumers-Decomposers
  • Compare/Contrast characteristics of:
    • Stars
    • Planets
    • Moons
    • Comets
    • Asteroids
  • Spatial Relationships of:
    • Earth
    • Moon
    • Plants
    • Sun
  • Past and Present methods to explore space

Social Studies

  • Use of Atlas and Maps
  • Overview of Native Americans
    • Homes
    • Food
    • Lifestyles
  • Explorers
    • Motives for exploration
  • Colonization
    • Relationship between England and Colonial America
    • Timelines
  • Knowledge of:
    • Constitution
    • Preamble
    • Declaration of Independence
    • Bill of Rights
    • Knowledge of founding fathers and their contributions
  • Civics and Government
    • 3 branches of Federal Government and their functions
    • State Government
  • Economics
    • Factors of supply and demand

Behaviors

Young adults who are:
Productive
Educated
Responsible
Respectful

Routines and Expectations

  • Be respectful of all adults, peers, and property
  • Basic Manners
  • Be in the breakfast room by 7:20
  • Walk in hallway single file, no voices, hands to self.