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Welcome Champions. Last Year of Elementary School !. Meet Mrs. Carter. 5 th Grade Curriculum. Specials (STEM, MUSIC, PE, ART) Math Reading ELA Writing, Grammar Skills Spelling Speaking, Listening Science and Social Studies. Reading and Language Arts. The Daily Café: Reading

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5 th grade curriculum
5th Grade Curriculum
  • Specials (STEM, MUSIC, PE, ART)
  • Math
  • Reading
  • ELA
    • Writing,
    • Grammar Skills
    • Spelling
    • Speaking, Listening
  • Science and Social Studies
reading and language arts
Reading and Language Arts

The Daily Café:


Comprehension Activity


Working with Words

what does 5 th grade reading look like
What does 5th grade reading look like?

Building Stamina – Being able to read at 45 minutes per setting at appropriate fluency.

Reading various genres.

Close reading vs. recreational reading.

Nightly Reading Log, 3,600 pages a year=900 pages per quarter=100 pages a week.

improving comprehension skills
Improving Comprehension Skills

Students will actively learn and use specific comprehension strategies:

  • Summarization
  • Making an inference
  • Point of View
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Making Mental Pictures
  • Identifying Cause & Effect
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Using text features
expanding vocabulary
Expanding Vocabulary

Students will enhance their knowledge of unfamiliar words by purposely studying pertinent words found in literature and content.

For example: finding synonyms, antonyms, and being able to identify and use the correct definition of the word found in the text.

SpellingBig Change!Grade will be incorporated in the Language Arts grade which includes writing, grammar, and spelling.
writing our way through 5 th grade
Writing our Way Through 5th Grade
  • Narrative, Opinion, Informational
  • Many “quick” writes, summaries.
  • Across the curriculum…math, social studies, and science.
  • Ideas, Organization, Conventions and Sentence Fluency, Style (Voice and Word Choice).

Critical Areas:

  • Fractions: Developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication and division of fractions
  • Extending division to 2-digit divisors
  • Integrating decimal and fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to thousandths
  • Developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
  • Developing an understanding of volume

Curriculum includes:

  • Constructive/Destructive Forces
  • Matter
  • Chemical and Physical Changes
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plant and Animal Cells
  • Microorganisms
  • Classification of Plants & Animals
social studies
Social Studies
  • Effective Citizenship
  • Civil War & Reconstruction
  • Westward Movement
  • Immigration
  • WWI, Jazz Age, and Great Depression
  • WWII , Cold War, Vietnam
  • Economics
  • Civil Rights
5 th grade
5th Grade

90-100: A

80-89: B

74-79: C

70-73: D

  • Synergy is coming!
  • ITBS: Sept. 23-27 (practice books are available in stores like School Box and Lakeshore Learning)
  • Writing Assessment: March 5
  • CRCT: April 23-30
  • Friday folder – Please review papers with your student.
  • Agenda – nightly
  • Homework Folder – sent home daily
  • Email:
  • Get Connected Letters
  • Blog:
    • Checked each weekend by parents

and students

nuts and bolts
“Nuts and Bolts”
  • “B” Sheets – Signed by parent and returned on Monday morning.
  • Mini Economy - Classroom Jobs – Auction
  • Transportation changes MUST be in writing. No changes can be made over the phone.
  • Visitors MUST sign in; it’s the law!
  • No “drop-offs”! (homework, Target bags, book bags, etc.) The only exceptions are eyeglasses, lunches, and medications.
  • Remember to send a written excuse for absences (an easy-to-use form can be found on the school blog).
  • Birthday treats: Please give me notice and no Gigi’s unless they are mini cupcakes.
volunteer opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Boosterthon
  • PVS
  • Helper Parent
  • Class Parties
  • Classroom Projects


  • We will not be able to accept guest riders on buses until further notice
  • All transportation changes must require a written note.
  • Students are never tardy if they ride the bus.
  • Make sure that your child has given the bus driver the “Safe Driver Contract”.
  • Our biggest fundraiser
  • Fully funds the PTA budget
  • Provides enrichment opportunities for ALL Sope Creek Students!

Important Dates:

8/16 – Team Spirit Day

8/19 – Pep Rally

8/21 – 8/27 – Team Huddle Days

8/28 – Boosterthon Fun Run! (11-12:15)

This year’s theme: Camp High 5

From classmates to friends

All hands in.

thank you
Thank You

We can’t wait to get to know each and every student and see them shine!

It will be a great year!