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Fifth Grade Curriculum


Language Arts Curriculum

  • Literature- based program using short stories from which composition and higher level reading skills are drawn
  • Reading comprehension and vocabulary
  • Grammar/ mastery of seven parts of speech
  • Daily Oral Language
  • Narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive writing
  • Proofreading and revision skills
  • Dictation spelling
  • Autobiography
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Readers Theatre  

Mathematics Curriculum

  • Place value, estimation, problem solving, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of whole numbers and decimals
  • Algebra, data, and graphing
  • Number theory and fractions, operations with fractions
  • Algebra and geometry
  • Measurement
  • Ratio, percent, and probability

Science Curriculum

           Earth Science

  • Processes that change the earth structure and formation of rocks
  • Natural resources
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Earth and moon
  • Sun and other stars
  • Mission to Mars (culminating with a day at the Challenger Center, Houston Museum of Natural Science)

           Physical Science

  • Forces
  • Motion
  • Matter and its properties
  • Atoms and elements

           Science Collections


Social Studies Curriculum

  • United States history 1400 - Civil War, 20th Century
  • Almanac
  • Chart and graph skills
  • Map and globe skills
  • Timelines
  • Geography
  • Texas History

Enrichment Curriculum


           Foreign Language Curriculum (Spanish)

  • Development of higher-level vocabulary and grammar
  • Continued development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills
  • Enrichment activities include oral reports, writing letters, interviews, projects, and plays



  • Continued skills in use of various media
  • Introduce: pastels, ink charcoal, and water color
  • Design principles(elements of art and principles of design)
  • Drawing Principles
  • Introduce perspective, contour line drawing, value studies (light and dark)
  • Continue multicultural and interdisciplinary focus on semesters word unit


  • Continuation of music curriculum 
  • Introduction of playing tone chimes in harmony
  • Performance opportunities include Christmas pageant, spring play, square dancing and chapel choir


      Physical Education Curriculum

  • Cardio Conditioning
  • Lead-up skills and activities for Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis and Field Hockey
  • Introduce Golf
  • Skatetime,
  • Square dancing,
  • Track
  • Presidential fitness test


  • Book reviews
  • Reference Skills



  • Curriculum Integration
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Keyboarding
  • Word Processing
  • Microsoft Computer Applications
  • Internet Exploration
  • Developmentally appropriate software in various content areas