Fifth and Sixth Grades

5/6 Course Description

Reading Skills

  • Reading Comprehension Strategies including making connections, visualizing, making evaluations, clarifying, making predictions, asking questions.
  • Answering guided reading questions that come directly from the text.
  • Answering questions that require inferences from the text.
  • Understanding the meaning of vocabulary based on the context in the text.
  • Writing a summary of a: section, chapter, whole text
  • Recognize character traits and different types of characters
  • Pulling out the main ideas of a text
  • Being able to recognize problems and solutions represented in the text
  • Being able to discern the difference between main characters, supporting characters and throwaway characters.
  • Test taking and study skills

Language Arts Skills

  • Parts of Speech - adjectives, adverbs, nouns, pronouns, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, articles
  • Punctuation (periods, exclamation points, question marks, commas, semi-colons, apostrophes)
  • Types of sentences - declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, imperative
  • Subject and predicates
  • Sentence Structure
  • Writing sentences, paragraphs and stories
  • Sentence development
  • Paragraph structure
  • Story development
  • Use of graphic organizers
  • Writing hooks, thesis statements and conclusions
  • Writing for fun (journaling)
  • Writing different types of paragraphs - persuasive, compare and contrast, biography, autobiography, cause and effect, personal narratives, letters, emails
  • Test taking and study skills

History Skills

  • How to read a textbook, parts of a textbook
  • Two column notes
  • Pulling out main ideas, finding supporting details
  • Spiraling back to make connections
  • How to read a map
  • Projects that involve hands-on activities to demonstrate understanding
  • Global learning skills

Math Skills

  • Basic Operations, Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • Mastery of basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
  • Writing Whole Numbers and Decimals in Standard, Expanded and Word Form
  • Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • Addition/Subtraction/Multiplication/Division with Decimals
  • Mental Math
  • Rounding Whole Numbers
  • Rounding Decimals
  • Estimating Sums and Differences
  • Data, Graphs and Probability
  • Collecting Data
  • Bar, Line and Circle Graphs
  • Mean, Median, Mode and Range
  • Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  • Understanding Fractions
  • Fraction Relationships including GCF, simplest form, equivalent fractions
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • Like and Unlike Denominators
  • Least Common Denominator
  • Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
  • Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Linear Measurement and Perimeter
  • Area
  • Time and Temperature
  • Measuring Solids
  • Volume and Capacity
  • Weight and Mass
  • Ratios, Proportions and Percents
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Using Ratios
  • Percents
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