• May: What is Grade 5 studying?

ELA:

Stories of Human Rights

Unit Summary:  Human rights and how real people and fictional characters respond when those rights are threatened.

• Students reread a literary text, and answer selected response questions and write a paragraph about it (mid-unit assessment). Students revise a literary essay comparing and contrasting character reactions to events that threaten their human rights in Esperanza Rising (end of unit assessment).
• Students draft an original monologue based on an event and from the perspective of a character from Esperanza Rising (mid-unit assessment). They read aloud an excerpt from Esperanza Rising and revise their Directors’ Note (end of unit assessment).

Eureka Math!:

Module 1: Place Value and Decimal Fractions

Students will...

• explore multiplicative patterns on the place value chart
• name and compare decimals
• round a given decimal to any place value
• multiply and divide decimals

5.NBT.A.1- Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.

5.NBT.A.2 - Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.

5.NBT.A.3 - Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.

5.NBT.A.4 - Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.

5.NBT.B.7 - Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

5.MD.A.1 - Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.

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• 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.

*  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.