Grade 5

“Grade 5 is a time where students are expected to take more responsibility for organization and long-term planning. They will start to learn algebraic math, write book reports and explore various social issues in depth.”

Goals for a Grade 5 Student

English Curriculum

Expectations of a Grade 5 in English:

✓ Read independently from a variety of genres

✓ Use resources such as dictionaries and thesauruses to increase vocabulary

✓ Gain a deeper understanding of stories by reading between the lines

✓ Analyze and discuss author’s use of word choice, similes, and metaphors

✓ Read from a variety of voices and think from different points of views

How Your English Tutor Will Help:

✓ Improve basic writing skills including proper punctuation, accurate spelling, and the use of contractions

✓ Introduce the use of similes, metaphors, and specific word choices to catch readers’ interest

✓ Promote research skills by using technology and critical thinking strategies

✓ Encourage student to write with an emphasis on voice, word choice, and organization

✓ Provide feedback on student’s writing

Mathematics Curriculum

Expectations of a Grade 5 in Math:

Create and solve fractions, decimals, and percentages

Explore proportions and ratios

Understand concepts of factors, multiples, prime, and composite numbers

Use understanding of place value & number patterns to solve equations

Understand shapes and figures, such as parallel, perpendicular, and symmetry

How Your Math Tutor Will Help:

✓ Encourage reasoning to make mathematical connections, such as relationships between areas and perimeters

✓ Visualize mathematical concepts to allow for a better understanding, such as using fractions and decimals

✓ Challenge student to justify mathematical ideas and decisions

✓ Practice mental math strategies to make sense of quantities and differences

✓ Increase knowledge of algebra and probability