
June: What is Grade 5 studying?
ELA: Unit of Study: The Four Freedoms: History of the USA
Essential Question:
How does a global desire for freedom impact society in the U.S.A?
How do readers use multiple strategies to make meaning of the text?
Big Ideas: In this new unit, we will study the freedoms granted to us in the United States. We will learn how they came about, how they are upheld, and their effect on the global and local community.
Resources:
Anne Frank: Life in Hiding by Joanna Hurwitz
Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood
Writing: Opinion Writing
 Students will use the writing process and the Teachers College Rubric to produce essays that form and support an argument.
 Students will write to persuade their readers
 Students will learn how to form an opinion after analyzing arguments from both sides of a topic.
 Students will write to support their opinions using reasonable arguments.
 Students will include details to support their reasons that include facts, statistics, quotes, and real life examples.
 Students will defend their opinions in a debate setting.
Go Math!:
Chapter 9: Students will graph data using a line plot and line graph. They will also graph data with ordered pairs.
 Make and use line plots with fractions
 Graph and name points on a coordinate grid using ordered pairs
 Analyze and display data in a line graph
 Use two rules to generate a numerical pattern and identify the relationship between the corresponding terms in the pattern
 Solve problems using the strategy solve a simpler problem and draw a diagram
Chapter 10: Students will convert units of measures.
 Compare, contrast, and convert customary units of length, capacity, and weight
 Convert measurement units to solve multistep problems
 Compare, contrast, and covert metric units
 Solve problems about customary and metric conversions using the strategy make a table
 Convert units of time to solve elapsed time problems
Common Core Learning Standards:
5.OA.B.3  Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms. Form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns, and graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. For example, given the rule "Add 3" and the starting number 0, and given the rule "Add 6" and the starting number 0, generate terms in the resulting sequences, and observe that the terms in one sequence are twice the corresponding terms in the other sequence. Explain informally why this is so.
5.MD.B.2  Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. For example, given different measurements of liquid in identical beakers, find the amount of liquid each beaker would contain if the total amount in all the beakers were redistributed equally.
5.G.A.1  Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., xaxis and xcoordinate, yaxis and ycoordinate).
5.G.A.2  Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.
5.MD.A.1  Convert among differentsized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multistep, real world problems.

Helpful Websites
The web sites below are fun and educational. Please encourage your child to practice math in a fun and creative way. We hope you will explore these websites, which will be helpful for you and your children:
Great and safe search engines for children:
Helps children practice and strengthen math skills:
Wonderful sites to research social studies and world events:
Reading sites:
 http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/marketing/sfesl/practicereading.html
 http://www.ncsu.edu/project/lancet/fifth.htm
Math Site:

Fifth Grade Homework, What to expect?
Homework is a crucial part of your child's active learning process and essential to their academic progress. Please make sure that all homework is completed daily.
Tips: "Use these examples to help you check your writing."
* The first letter of each sentence should begin with a capital letter.
Ruth bought new blue sneakers. The sign blew away in the storm. Did she try out for soccer last year?
* The pronoun / is always spelled with a capital letter.
Ahmed and I ate lunch together.
Sheila and I went swimming.
I feed my goldfish every morning.
* If the subject of a sentence is a singular noun, the verb should also be singular.
Jeremy bakes oatmeal cookies. Tonya paints with watercolors. The chair rocks back and forth.
* If the subject is plural, the verb should also be plural.
Vidya and Joanna study science. Women play the drums in our band. The planets rotate around the sun.
* Every sentence ends with punctuation in the form of a period, question mark, or exclamation point.
My friend is a good baseball player. Where did Jamie find her keys? Don't run across the street!
* Commas separate words in a series.
We like to swim, hike, and play basketball. The farmer raises goats, sheep, and chickens. Customers can choose water, milk, orange juice, or apple juice.