5th Grade Goals

 Welcome to 5th Grade 

Reading Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

Unit 1: Tackling Complexity: Moving Up Levels of Nonfiction 

  • Students will review nonfiction texts and explore main idea
  • Students will study vocabulary words in nonfiction texts
  • Students will study nonfiction text structures 
  • Students will summarize complex fictions as they craft short versions of text. They will summarize the author’s main idea and how the main ideas related to each other and the key supportive details 
  • Students will learn that informational readers write to understand what they are learning as they read 

Unit 2: Analyzing Themes 

  • Students will settle on a idea about a text worth developing and ask questions, and look for new insights related to their initial idea
  • Students aim to write well about their reading, and revise to raise up the level of their writing
  • Students first name the problem about a character faces and ask questions about the problem and the author’s purpose 
  • Students link ideas together to build larger theories or interpretations 
  • Students think about a theme in a more complex ways to think how different characters connect to that theme

Writing Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

Unit 1:Journalism 

  • Students will gather ideas by thinking about and looking out for newsworthy topics they can report on
  • Students will being their news articles by teaching the most important information first 
  • Students will add quotes in their news articles 
  • Students will study a new kind of journalism: feature article 
  • Students will think about the audience for their topics 
  • Students will elaborate to keep readers interested. They will add facts, quotes, ideas and even little stories, narration 

Unit 2: Narrative Craft 

  • Students will ensure that every character, main and secondary play a role in forwarding the larger meaning of the story
  • Students will think about the turning points in their life to help write powerful stories 
  • Students will review and know the characteristics of narrative nonfiction 
  • Students will walk in the shoes of the character to help them unfold stories 
  • Students will elaborate on particular parts of a story to make readers slow down and pay attention to those specific scenes
  • Students will write an ending that leaves the reader with something big at the end

Math Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

Topic 1:Understand Place Value 

  • Students will review basic facts and place value patterns
  • Students will understand a digits decimal place value 
  • Students will compare and order whole numbers and decimals through the thousandths 
  • Students will use place value to round decimals to different places

Topic 2: Use Models and Strategies to Add and Subtract Decimals 

  • Students will learn more than one way to do mental calculation 
  • Students will learn more than one way to estimate a sum or difference 
  • Students will use decimal grids to help add and subtract decimals 
  • Students will add and subtract multi-digit decimals to add multi digit whole numbers 

Topic 3: Fluently Multiply Multi-Digit Whole Numbers 

  • Students will use place value patterns and mental math to write the product of a whole number
  • Students will estimate products to solve mathematical problems and understand the value of numbers
  • Students will use place value and standard algorithm to multiply multi-digit numbers by 1 digit numbers 
  • Students will regroup, round to nearest 10, use compatible numbers to help solve multiplication 
  • Students will use bar diagram and write equations to solve multi-step problems 

Topic 4:Use Models and Strategies to Multiply Decimals 

  • Students will look for patterns, symbols, diagrams and words to help multiply 
  • Students will estimate the product of a decimal and a whole number by using compatible numbers and rounding 
  • Students will use place value models to represent multiplying a whole number and a decimal 
  • Students will understand that multiplying decimals are similar to steps for multiplying whole numbers
  • Students will use associate and commutative properties to break apart and multiply two decimals 

Topic 5: Use Models and Strategies to Divide Whole Numbers

  • Students will use basic facts and patterns to solve division problems with dividends and divisors that are multiples of ten
  • Students will use compatible numbers to estimate quotient
  • Students will use place value and area models to solve division problems involving 3-digit dividends and 2 digit divisors

Topic 6: Use Models and Strategies to Divide Decimals 

  • Students will use place value patterns to divide decimals by powers of 10
  • Students will use rounding and compatible numbers to estimate quotients with decimals
  • Students will use place value blocks, bills and coins, decimals grids, centimeter grid papers to help solve dividing decimals and whole numbers
  • Students will understand the relationship between multiplication and division to divide a decimal by a decimal.