September: What is Grade 5 studying?
ELA: Building Classroom Communities
Essential Question: What does it mean to be thoughtful?
- Students will understand that reading with comprehension involves the implementation of a range of strategies and thinking beyond the text.
- Students will use a range of crafting techniques to share their message with their readers.
- Students will understand that good behavior of an individual impacts their surrounding community positively.
- The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads
Writing: Narrative Writing
- Students will begin brainstorming ideas for writing personal narratives by generating seed ideas.
- Students will build writing stamina by choosing a seed idea and writing about it.
- Students will study author's craft techniques in order to raise the level or narrative writing.
- Students will begin to explore the writing process by recognizing and understanding the five steps. (Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing)
Chapter 1: Place Value, Multiplication, and Expressions
- Recognize the 10 to 1 relationship among place-value positions
- Read and write whole numbers through hundred millions
- Write and evaluate repeated factors in exponent form
- Use a basic fact and pattern to multiply mentally
- Multiply by 1- and 2-digit numbers
- Use multiplication to solve division problems
- Use the strategy solve a simpler problem to solve problems
- Write numerical expressions
- Use the order of expressions to evaluate numerical expressions
- Evaluate numerical expressions with parentheses, brackets, and braces
Common Core Learning Standards:
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.B.5 - Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
5.NBT.B.6 - Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
5.OA.A.1 - Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
5.OA.A.2 - Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example, express the calculation “add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2” as 2 × (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 × (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.
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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.
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.