Fifth Grade Flyers
5th Grade is an exciting year! Not only is it the last year of elementary school, it is also a culmination of all the skills learned from previous years and adding in more complexity. Reading: During fifth grade readers make the shift from "learning to read to reading to learn." First and Third quarter focus on Fiction. Inferences, figurative language, characters and elements of fiction are the topics of study. Second and Fourth quarter we focus on Expository text. We learn about different types of nonfiction text and how to annotate as we read. Writing: Students write in a variety of styles using correct conventions. The style of writing they will practice are: memoirs, using opinions to persuade others, fantasy, interpretive and informational writing. Social Studies: We study the economy, colonization of America, the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the U.S. Government. We also integrate Social Studies units into our Language Arts block. Science: 5th Grade is an E.O.G. testing year in Science. In years past, students studied a variety of science topics but in 5th Grade students will begin to apply science concepts. Our studies include: Human Body, Ecosystems, Motion and Design and also Weather Systems.