Grade Five

What Your Child Will Learn in Oak Meadow's Fifth Grade Course

 

Reading

Reading children’s classics and Newbery Award winners; developing critical thinking and comprehension skills

 

Spelling & Vocabulary

Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies; reviewing commonly misspelled words; introducing cross-curricular words; integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing

 

Composition

Writing reports and original stories; paragraphing; outlining subjects from History, Reading, Geography, and Science lessons

 

Grammar

Identifying the eight parts of speech; types of sentences; subject; predicate; correct usage

 

Mathematics

Featuring Math. Multiplying up to three digits; geometry points, lines, and rays; measuring angles; adding mixed numerals and decimals; multiplying and dividing decimals; adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying fractions; perimeter, area, volume; statistics, graphing, and probability; ratios and percents

 

Science

Studying plants, weather, climate, energy, matter, Earth and its resources, ecosystems, and the human body

 

Technology

Application lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tool integrated with curriculum: practicing keyboarding and touch typing; intermediate word processing and desktop publishing; database and Internet research skills; graphs, tables, and formulas in spreadsheets; creating databases; basic HTML; using presentation software. Internet activities integrated with Science text

 

Poetry

Memorizing; reading; literary devices; symbolism

 

History

Surveying American history from ancient civilizations through September 11, 2001; emphasizing early American Indian cultures, colonization, the Revolution, westward expansion, the Civil War and its aftermath, industrialization, and theUnited States in the 20th century

 

Geography

Exploring the five themes of geography; studying the United States by region, with focus on landforms, waterways, natural resources, parks, monuments, cities, state capitals, industry, agriculture, and climate; state reports; extending map and globe skills; Canada; Latin America

 

Art History

Using A Child’s History of Art: Painting, by Hillyer and Huey, cover paintings from Ancient Egypt through the modern art movement

 

Art

Learning different art techniques including contour, naturalism, murals, and linear perspective; applying techniques discussed in Art History

 

Thai & Chinese, Music, PE, etc

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