Grade Five

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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Memorizing; reading; literary devices; symbolism



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



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



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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