5th Grade Overview

Writing: This will be more of what you did last year, but it will be more specific and extensive. It will also be easier because you’ve done it for several years already!  icon-edit 

  • opinion writing                   
  • informational writing         
  • narrative writing
  • constructed response
  • extended response

Reading: We will be doing a lot of reading this year, but don’t worry! You’ll get a lot of choice in what you read! icon-book 

We’ll concentrate on…

  • reading comprehension
  • reading fluency
  • themes
  • comparing and contrasting
  • points of view
  • explaining relationships and interactions
  • analyzing texts

Grammar/Language: Words, words, words! icon-heart 

  • We will learn our language standards through the reading of mentor texts as well as while we write. 

Social Studies: American History!  icon-fast-forward 

  • Turn of the Century
  • World War I
  • The Great Depression
  • World War II
  • Cold War
  • 1950s-Present
  • Economics