September: 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. 


 Unit Tasks: 

  • 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 
  • add and subtract decimals
  • 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.