Fifth Grade

Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Fifth Grade Curriculum

Reader's Workshop

We use the Teacher's College Units of Study, which enable readers to develop their deep thinking & reading skills through independent reading & books of their choice.
5th Grade Units:
  1. Interpretation Book Clubs
  2. Tackling Complexity: Moving Up the Levels of Nonfiction
  3. Argument & Advocacy: Researching Debatable Issues
  4. Fantasy Book Clubs: The Magic of Themes & Symbols
  5. Learning Through Reading: Civil War
  6. Reading Like a Fan: Author Study

Writer's Workshop

We use the Teacher's College Units of Study, which allows writers to develop their writing skills in a workshop format. We will be supplementing this curriculum with a mentor sentences grammar study.
5th Grade Units:

  1. Narrative Craft
  2. Informational Writing: Feature Articles on Topics of Expertise
  3. Persuasive/Argument Writing debate projects
  4. The Lens of History: Civil War Research Reports
  5. Poetry

Math

We use the Common Core-aligned Bridges Math Curriculum, which offers a variety of learning tools to reach all learners!
5th Grade Units:
  1. Expressions, Equations, and Volume
  2. Adding & Subtracting Fractions
  3. Place Value & Decimals
  4. Multiplying & Dividing Whole Numbers & Decimals
  5. Multiplying & dividing Fractions
  6. Graphing, Geometry, & Volume
  7. Division & Decimals
  8. Solar Design

Science

We use the Foss research-based curriculum, which provides students with a hands-on scientific investigation experience.
5th Grade Units:
  1. Variables
  2. Weather
  3. Food & Nutrition
  4. Electricity
  5. Space & Solar System
  6. Robert Crown Health Center
  7. Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

Social Studies

Students learn about American History through a variety of informational texts, including videos, games, and simulations.
5th Grade Units:
  1. Exploration
  2. Colonial America
  3. Revolutionary War
  4. Government & Westward Expansion
  5. Civil War (integrated into Reader's & Writer's Workshop)

Student Links

Parts of Speech Helpful Hints

Nouns

A word used to name a person, place, or thing. There are two kinds of nouns:

  1. Common noun: names a person, place, or thing
    • Examples are girl, country, and newspaper
  2. Proper Noun: names a particular person, place, or thing
    • Examples are Mary, Canada, and The Daily Herald

Pronouns

A word used in place of one or more nouns.

  • Subject pronouns: used in place of subject nouns
    • Examples are he, she, it, we, you, and they
  • Object pronouns: used in place of object nouns
    • Examples are him, her, it, us, you, and them
  • Possessive pronouns: shows possession or ownership
    • Examples are his, hers, its, ours, yours, theirs, mine
  • Demonstrative pronouns: pronouns used without a noun following it
    • Examples are this, that, these, those

Adjectives

A word used to describe a noun or a pronoun. Adjectives Answer the questions:

  • What kind?
  • Which one?
  • How many or how much?

Examples:

  • What kind? tall woman steep mountain
  • Which one? this year last answer
  • How many or how much? five times no supplies
  • Demonstrative adjective: this, that, these, those followed by a noun
    • Example: this cat

Verbs

A word that shows an action or links the subject and a word in the predicate together.

  • Action Verb: Tells what the subject of a sentence does
    • Examples of action verbs are: play, runs, hits
  • Linking Verb: Links or connects the subject of a sentence with a word that follows the verb
    • Examples of linking verbs are: am, is, are, was, were, appear, look, become, taste, feel, sound, and smell

Adverbs

A word that gives more information about the verb. An adverb often comes immediately before or after the verb it tells about.

It answers the questions:

  • How?
  • When?
  • Where?

  • Examples of how: carefully, quickly, silently
  • Examples of when: soon, later
  • Examples of where: there, here

Prepositions

A word used to show the relationship of a noun or a pronoun to some other word in the sentence. A prepositional phrase begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or a pronoun.

Commonly used prepositions are:

  • about
  • above
  • across
  • after
  • against
  • along
  • among
  • around
  • at
  • before
  • behind
  • below
  • beneath
  • beside
  • between
  • beyond
  • by
  • down
  • during
  • except
  • for
  • from
  • in
  • into
  • through
  • throughout
  • to
  • toward
  • under
  • until
  • up
  • upon
  • with
  • without
  • within

Conjunction

A word which joins words or groups of words.

Examples are and, but, and or

Interjection

A word which expresses emotion or sudden and strong feeling.

Examples are: Oh! Wow! Well!

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Mrs. Barber

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Mrs. Lapham

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Mrs. Pridmore

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Ms. Tuzzolino

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Mrs. Yaniz

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Lorie Barber

Titles: 5th Grade Teacher
Locations: Schiesher School
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School: 630-493-8153

Katie Lapham

Titles: 5th Grade Teacher
Locations: Schiesher School
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Phone Numbers:
School: 630-493-8154

Libby Pridmore

Titles: 5th Grade Teacher
Locations: Schiesher School
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School: 630-493-8157

Victoria Tuzzolino

Titles: 5th Grade Teacher
Locations: Schiesher School
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School: 630-493-8140

Cathy Yaniz

Titles: 5th Grade Teacher
Locations: Schiesher School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 630-493-8156
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