Fifth Grade Curriclum

Language Arts
Reading & Literature
Read at instructional level
Read independently for information
Word analysis: context clues,
    root words, prefixes and suffixes,
    accent marks
Comprehension: author's intent,
    skimming, scanning, inference,
    summarizing, paraphrasing,
    prediction
Variety of literature: classics,
    contemporary, multi-cultural
Compare literary forms and types
Analysis of media: point of view

Speaking
Vocabulary and usage
Discussion and conversation
Reports and messages
Christian drama: audience
    awareness, empathy
Presence and behavior

Spelling
Assigned words
Organized spelling plan
Spells correctly in written work

Listening
Courtesy and appreciation
Information
Critical thinking: fact versus opinion,
    persuasive words, nonverbal clues

Writing
Legibility
Composition, reports, letters, poetry,
    journal
Parts of speech: nouns, verbs,
    pronouns, demonstrative and
    predicate adjectives, negative
    adverbs, objects, prepositional
    phrases
Sentence types
Essays, news articles and editorials

Study Skills and Reference
Note taking, outlining
Concordance and index
Library and media: card catalog and
    computer access


Social Studies

Westward expansion, colonial and
    pioneer life
Gaining world power
Cultural groups and diversity
    throughout history
National geography, natural
    resources, topography, map
    and globe skills
National history, people, places
    and events
Neighboring countries
Democracy principles and doctrines
Governments: various nations
Economics and economic systems





 

Computers
Careers and impact on jobs
Central processing unit
Operating systems
Ethics and commercial programs
Entering and editing text
Block, copy, move, fonts
Fields, files, records, data entry
Update records, sorting, report
    preparation


Bible
Following God's way
Scripture reveals God as Creator, Sustainer, Friend
Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, etc.
Living by His counsel: Proverbs
Learning lessons through Parables,
    lost coin, talents
The Golden Rule
God's words of wisdom
Ten Commandments
Beatitudes
Choices we make
Worshiping God: prayer, tithe,
    offerings, and Lord's Supper
Responding to and following God
Reverence for God and His Word


Art
Realism and abstractions
Vocabulary
Interpreting feelings and ideas in art
Mixing intermediate, secondary and
    primary colors
Positive and negative space
Emphasis, balance, unity
Hues, textures, and shapes in
    creation
Acquaintance with artists' lives and
    their works
Fabric comparisons: color, texture, 
    design
Media experimentation
Proportion and perspective
Collage, paper mache', block prints,
    enlargements
Organic and inorganic
Elements and principles of design
Print making
Construction and assembly 3-D
Still life
Neutral colors


Science & Health
God as a creator and sustainer
Cells
Classification of living things
Fish, birds, mammals
Reptiles and amphibians
Ocean ecology
Meteorology, weather, climate
Personality and self-concept
Emotional health
Reproductive system
Development and birth
Waves of energy
Light, sound, heat
Substance abuse
Communicable diseases: TB, AIDS,
    measles

 

 

Physical Education
Motor skills: team sports, track, lead-up games
Fitness: testing, agility, running, jogging,   
    cardiovascular endurance
Positive attitudes: self-worth, self-control, patience,
    responsibility
Concepts: strategies, history, sports
Interpersonal skills: cooperation, sportsmanship,
    leadership, respect


Music
Basic time signatures: 3⁄4, 4/4, 2/4
Simple conducting patterns
Syncopation, phrasing
Three-part round
Major and minor choir sounds
Harmony and dissonance
Rondo and variation forms
Composers and their compositions
Staff, treble clef, measure
Terms referring to tempo
Lines and space names of treble clef
Affect of legato and staccato
Nationalistic and patriotic music
20th Century music
Hymnal page parts identification


Mathematics
Distributive, commutative and associative
    properties
Common and decimal fractions
Ratio and percent
Conversion standard and metric measurements
Geometric concepts
Word problems and applications
Charts and graphs
Estimation
Integers
Fractions and mixed numbers: fundamental
    processes
Statistics: introduction
Multiplying by 2 and 3 digit multipliers
Dividing by 2 digit divisors
Multiplying, dividing with money, decimals