By the end of Fifth Grade Language Arts, in addition to reading a "guided reading text" at the instructional level at 90% accuracy, writing pieces to be published, and receiving, comprehending, evaluating and responding to written verbal and non-verbal messages, a student will be able to:
- read a wide variety of texts focusing on meaning
- write responses to narrative and informational text that are read
- write for a wide variety of purposes and audiences
- present formal and informal reportsuse props during presentations
- ask and answer questions from the audience after an oral presentation
- revise writing considering the viewpoints and feelings of others
By the end of Fifth Grade MATH, a student will be able to:
- Reinforce previously presented material.
- Apply measurement to describe the real world and to solve problems.
- Raise and answer questions about the source, collection, organization and presentation of data as well as the conclusions drawn from the data; explore biases in the data.
- Formulate questions and problems and gather and interpret data to answer those questions.
By the end of Fifth grade SCIENCE a student will be able to:
- Explain how plants, animals, and ecosystems relate and interact.
- Explain how ecosystems are affected by change.
- List the effects of human activities on the environment.
- Tell how electricity and magnets interact with matter.
- Tell how magnetic poles react with each other.
- Tell the effects of technology on earth's surface and resources.
- Explain the movements of the sun, moon, and earth.
- Compare our planet to other planets within our solar system.
By the end of Fifth Grade Social Studies, a student will be able to:
- locate and describe major places, cultures, and communities of the nation.
- place in chronological order and tell about the period of exploration of the nation.describe the causes, consequences, and movement of major migration to the colonies.
- identify and analyze problems of the revolutionary war period that divided colonists.discuss individual ownership, partners, and corporations.discuss a public issue and evaluate possible resolutions.
By the end of fifth grade CIVICS, students will be able to:
- list, define, and use the "core democratic values" terms of truth, (rule of law), common good, justice, equality, diversity, life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, patriotism, popular sovereignty (representative government, separation of powers, and checks and balances).
- tell and write about equality and life/liberty/pursuit values of "individual rights", "freedom of religion", "federalism" and "civilian control of military".