Writing -I can plan, revise and edit my writing -I can produce writing that is appropriate to the task, purpose and audience
NARRATIVE I can write a narrative based on a given informational text that includes the following narrative techniques: -dialogue -description -transition words -sequence (that unfolds naturally) -sensory details -concrete words/phrases
OPINION I can write an opinion piece that includes: -2-4 supporting ideas (paragraphs) that support my point of view citing specific details/evidence from given texts -a clear introduction, that includes a topic sentence with clearly stated opinion, and strong conclusion -transition words/phrases -a conclusion that restates the opinion, summarizes the biggest idea, and calls the audience to action.
INFORMATIONAL I can write an informational text that includes: -source list -facts, ideas, and topic related vocabulary from multiple sources -logically organized paragraphs including things such as topic sentences, headings and illustrations -concluding statement/paragraph
LANGUAGE/GRAMMAR I can use the appropriate verb tense in speaking and writing I can explain the function of prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections I can use a comma: -to separate items in a series -to set off a tag question -to set off introductory elements -to set off the words yes and no -to indicate direct address
Math COMMON CORE CRITICAL FOCUS AREAS (1) developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication of fractions and of division of fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions) (2) extending division to 2-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations (3) developing understanding of volume.
PLACE VALUE -I can read, write and compare decimals (thousandths) and whole numbers -I can explain the patterns of place value shift when multiplying or dividing by powers of 10 -I can see that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place is ten times what it represented in the place to its right. -I can see that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place is 1/10 of what it would be in the place to its left.
MULTIPLICATION -I can use drawings, models or equations to represent mathematical concepts related to multiplication -I can multiply 3 digits by 2 digits fluently -I can multiply decimals (to hundredths)
DIVISION -I can use drawings, models or equations to represent mathematical concepts related to division -I can divide whole numbers by 2 digit divisors -I can divide a decimal number (to hundredths) by a 2 digit whole number -I can divide a decimal by a decimal
FRACTIONS -I can use drawings, models or equations to represent mathematical concepts related to fractions -I can add and subtract unlike fractions and mixed numbers using a strategy of equivalent fractions -I can multiply fractions by whole numbers and fractions -I can divide a unit fraction by a whole number and a whole number by a unit fraction
VOLUME -I can calculate the volume of right rectangular prisms by applying the formulas V = l × w × h and V = b × h in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems. -I can find volumes of solid figures composed of two non-overlapping right rectangular prisms by adding the volumes of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.
Reading -I can quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences -I can summarize a text -I can use context clues to decode and define unfamiliar words
LITERATURE -I can determine the theme of a text using details in the text including how characters respond to challenges or how the speaker or character reflects upon a topic -I can compare and contrast characters, settings or events in a story or drama -I can explain how point of view influences how events are described
INFORMATIONAL -I can determine 2 or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details -I can compare and contrast information from multiple sources about the same topic -I can use text structure to help find information
Science The fifth grade Science curriculum covers the following units. -Motion of Objects in Space -Genetics -Body Systems -Forces of Motion
Social Studies The fifth grade Social Studies Curriculum covers the following: -Native Americans and the first people of the Americas -European Exploration -Colonization -The Revolutionary War -US Government