Our complete 5th grade English Language Arts curriculum is made up of three main components: Literature units, Science and Social Studies units, and independent reading. Together, these three components build students' knowledge and understanding of the world, and support student mastery of all literature, informational, writing, speaking and listening, language, and foundational skills standards. To learn more, see the Pacing Guide for this course.
In 5th grade Literature, students explore the different factors that can positively and negatively influence a community. Over the course of the year, students see how war, immigration, civil rights, and poverty both shape and inspire individuals and the communities in which they live.
Science and Social Studies
In 5th grade Social Studies, students consider how groups of people have fought for their rights, particularly immigration and civil rights. It is our hope that these units will inspire and motivate students to see that groups of ordinary people can fight to change the world, no matter what obstacles they face. In 5th grade Science, students think about the way things around them (both natural and man-made) work and interact, starting with a study of plastic and its impact on the environment and ending with a unit on Mars exploration.