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,
Variety of literature: classics,
    contemporary, multi-cultural
Compare literary forms and types
Analysis of media: point of view

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

Assigned words
Organized spelling plan
Spells correctly in written work

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

Composition, reports, letters, poetry,
Parts of speech: nouns, verbs,
    pronouns, demonstrative and
    predicate adjectives, negative
    adverbs, objects, prepositional
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


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

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
Choices we make
Worshiping God: prayer, tithe,
    offerings, and Lord's Supper
Responding to and following God
Reverence for God and His Word

Realism and abstractions
Interpreting feelings and ideas in art
Mixing intermediate, secondary and
    primary colors
Positive and negative space
Emphasis, balance, unity
Hues, textures, and shapes in
Acquaintance with artists' lives and
    their works
Fabric comparisons: color, texture, 
Media experimentation
Proportion and perspective
Collage, paper mache', block prints,
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
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,



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

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

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