Fifth Grade

Development of a Fifth Grade Child

It is important to remember that each child is unique and that a wide range of individual differences will be apparent with any group of children. Although there is diversity, there is also consistency. A child’s development is organized and directed. Age characteristics are broad guidelines to help us know what may be expected from children of a certain age.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS:

Reading

•Reads fluently
•Understands and interprets key features of informational text
•Reflects upon literature through discussions and writing
•Explains authors uses of text features (graphs, table of contents and summaries)
•Summarizes both narrative and informational text

Writing
•Uses the writing process
1.Pre-writing
2.Drafting
3.Revising
4.Editing
5.Publishing

•Writes constructed narrative piece with precise word choice and voice
•Writes a well constructed position paper
•Exhibits voice and style in writing
•Uses appropriate grammar in writing

Spelling
•Spells correctly on weekly tests
•Applies correct spelling in daily work
•Writes neatly and legibly

MATHEMATICS:
•Constructs and interprets graphs
•Calculates mean, median, and mode
•Multiples 2 & 3 digit whole numbers and decimals
•Divides 2 & 3 digit whole numbers and decimals
•Adds and subtracts fractions with like denominators
•Adds and subtracts fractions with unlike denominators
•Multiplies and divides fractions
•Calculates area and volume
•Measures and constructs angles
•Solve for unknown angles

SCIENCE:
•Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism
•Properties and Changes of Matter
•Structures and Functions of Living Things
•Earth Materials, Change, and Resources

SOCIAL STUDIES:
•Measuring changes in motion
•Animal systems
•Evolution and traits of organisms
•Position and motion of objects in the sky

Specials Classes
Art
Music
Gym
Technology
Library

Behavior Expectations
•Respects adults
•Cooperates with peers
•Demonstrates self-control in classroom
•Demonstrates self-control at unstructured times
•Transitions well during the day

Work Habit Expectations
•Works independently
•Listens attentively
•Demonstrates organization
•Completes assignments & homework
•Makes good use of time

Assessments
•MEAP
•Trimester Common Assessments
•Classroom Assessments
•Diagnostic Reading Assessment

 

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