May & June: What is Grade 5 studying?
Module 1: Stories of Human Rights
What are human rights, and how can they be threatened?
How can we raise awareness of human rights?
Unit Summary: What are human rights, and how do real people and fictional characters respond when those rights are threatened? In this module, students develop their ability to read and understand complex text as they consider this question. Students will build their close reading skills by reading the novel Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. They will read about human rights and apply this learning as one lens through which to interpret the characters and themes in the novel--a complex coming-of-age story set in Mexico and rural California during the early 1930s. Through close reading, interpretation, and analysis of fiction and nonfiction texts, students begin to build their understanding of human rights.
- Analyze text structure
- Understand that events lead to character development and change
- Determine the mood or tone of a variety of fiction and informational text
Module 6: Problem Solving with Coordinate Planes
- review coordinate systems
- create patterns in the coordinate plane and graphing number patterns from rules
- draw figures in the coordinate plane
- problem solve using the coordinate plane
Common Core Learning Standards:
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.
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.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., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).
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.
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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.