Fifth grade is an exciting year in your child's education. In science your students will learn about forces, chemistry, geology, and ecology. In social studies, they will study Reconstruction through the present day. In math, your students will learn to apply their math skills to real world situations. Students will be shown how to explain their answers in writing and verbally. In some of the units, students will explore fractions, measurement, and decimals.
In language arts, read alouds will be used to integrate the social studies and the science curriculum. Students will explore point of view, figurative language, character analysis, conflict, foreshadowing, irony, and many other skills. Students will focus on reading with feeling to match a character's mood, having stamina for reading independently, and the ability to discuss stories while using evidence to support their opinions. Although we will write narratives and memoirs, as well as poetry, our main focus will be on persuasive writing. Students will learn to form an opinion about a topic and back it up with evidence from multiple sources.
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