CURRICULUM STANDARDS Grade 5
Religion and Family Life
1. Demonstrate the ability to read and reflect on scripture and its meaning for life today
2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the history of the church
3. Demonstrate a basic understanding and appreciation of doctrine and dogma found in the Creedal Statements
4. Demonstrate a basic understanding and appreciation of the Trinity as the central mystery of the Christian faith
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the sacraments as important moments in the life of the community, with an emphasis on the Eucharist
6. Demonstrate an understanding that the Eucharistic Liturgy (the Mass) is the communal celebration of the Paschal Mystery in which each is called to full and active participation
7. Demonstrate a knowledge of and ability to participate in the Catholic tradition of prayer
8. Demonstrate an understanding of moral teaching, and an ability to make good moral decisions and act in a responsible, Christian manner
9. Demonstrate comprehension of seven key principles of Catholic social teaching and have the ability to apply them to personal and societal situations:
· The life and dignity of the human person
· The call to family, community and participation
· The rights and responsibilities of the human person
· Option for the poor and vulnerable
· The dignity of work and the rights of workers
· Solidarity of the human family
· Care for God’s creation : The Reproductive System
FIFTH GRADE MATHEMATICS COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
5.OA Operations and Algebraic Thinking
5.OA.1. Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, & interpret numerical expressions
5.OA.2. Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers; interpret without evaluating
5.OA.3. Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Form ordered pairs & graph
5.NBT Number Operations in Base 10
5.NBT.1. Recognize that in multidigit number, digit represents 10 times place to its right & 1/10 of its left
5.NBT.2. Explain patterns in number of zeros of product when multiplying by powers of 10; decimal point
5.NBT.3. Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths
5.NBT.3.a. Read & write decimals to thousandths using baseten numerals, number names, & expanded form
5.NBT.3.b. Compare two decimals to thousandths, using >, =, and < to record
5.NBT.4. Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place to understand the place value system
5.NBT.5. Fluently multiply multidigit whole numbers using standard algorithm with decimals to hundredths
5.NBT.6. Find wholenumber quotients of whole numbers with up to fourdigit dividends & twodigit divisors
5.NBT.7. Add, subtract, multiply, & divide decimals to hundredths (concrete models or drawings & strategies)
5.NF Number and Operations – Fractions
5.NF.1. Add & subtract fractions with unlike denominators by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions
5.NF.2. Solve word problems involving + &  of fractions referring to same whole, including unlike denominators
5.NF.3. Interpret a fraction as division of numerator by denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems
5.NF.4. Apply & extend previous understandings of multiplication to a fraction or whole number by a fraction
5.NF.4.a. Interpret product (a/b) × q as a parts of a partition of q into b equal parts
5.NF.4.b. Find area of rectangle with fractional side lengths by tiling it (multiply by a fraction)
5.NF.5. Interpret multiplication as scaling (resizing)
5.NF.5.a. Interpret multiplication by comparing size of a product to size of one factor
5.NF.5.b. Interpret multiplication by explaining why fraction greater than 1 results in product greater than given number
5.NF.6. Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions & mixed numbers
5.NF.7. Apply & extend previous understandings of division to divide fractions/whole numbers whole numbers/fractions
5.NF.7.a. Interpret division of fraction by nonzero whole number & compute such quotients
5.NF.7.b. Interpret division of whole number by fraction & compute such quotients
5.NF.7.c. Solve real world problems involving division of fractions by nonzero whole numbers & whole numbers by fractions
5.MD Measurement and Data
5.MD.1. Convert among differentsized standard measurement units within a given measurement system
5.MD.2. Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8)
5.MD.3. Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement
5.MD.3.a. A cube with side length 1 unit, called a “unit cube,” is said to have “one cubic unit” of volume
5.MD.3.b. A solid figure which can be packed using n unit cubes is said to have a volume of n cubic units
5.MD.4. Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units
5.MD.5 Relate volume to operations of multiplication & addition & solve real world & mathematical problems involving volume
5.MD.5.a. Find volume of right rectangular prism with wholenumber side lengths, packing with unit cubes, multiplying edge lengths
5.MD.5.b. Apply formulas V = l × w × h and V = b × h for rectangular prisms in context of solving real world problems
5.MD.5.c. Recognize volume as additive. Find volumes of right rectangular prisms by adding, applying to real world problems
5.G Geometry
5.G.1. Use perpendicular number lines, axes, to define coordinate system (origin, coordinates, x, y)
5.G.2. Represent real world & mathematical problems by graphing points in first quadrant of coordinate plane & interpret values
5.G.3. Understand attributes belonging to category of twodimensional figures also belong to all subcategories
5.G.4. Classify twodimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties
FIFTH GRADE READING LANGUAGE ARTS COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
RL.5.1. Quote accurately from text when explaining what text says explicitly & when drawing inferences
RL.5.2. Determine theme of story, drama, or poem from details in text; summarize the text
RL.5.3. Compare & contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in story or drama
RL.5.4. Determine meaning of words & phrases as used in text
RL.5.5. Explain how chapters, scenes, or stanzas fit together to provide structure of story, drama, or poem
RL.5.6. Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described
RL.5.7. Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text
RL.5.8. (Not applicable to literature)
RL.5.9. Compare & contrast stories in same genre on their approaches to similar themes & topics
RL.5.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry
RI.5.1. Quote accurately from text when explaining what text says explicitly & when drawing inferences
RI.5.2. Determine two or more main ideas of text & explain how supported by key details; summarize text
RI.5.3. Explain relationships between two or more individuals, events, or concepts in historical, scientific, or technical text
RI.5.4. Determine meaning of general academic & domainspecific words & phrases in text relevant to grade 5 topic
RI.5.5. Compare & contrast overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or nore texts
RI.5.6. Analyze multiple accounts of same event or topic, noting similarities & differences in point of view
RI.5.7. Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating ability to locate answer quickly
RI.5.8. Explain how author uses reasons & evidence to support particular points in a text
RI.5.9. Integrate information from several texts on same topic to write or speak about subject knowledgeably
RI.5.10. Read & comprehend informational texts, history/social studies, science, & technical texts, grades 45 text
RF.5.3. Know and apply gradelevel phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
RF.5.3a. Use combined knowledge of all lettersound correspondences, syllabication patterns, & morphology
RF.5.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
RF.5.4a. Read onlevel text with purpose and understanding
RF.5.4b. Read onlevel prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings
RF.5.4c. Use context to confirm or selfcorrect word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary
W.5.1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information
W.5.1a. Introduce topic or text clearly, state opinion, & create structure in which ideas are logically grouped
W.5.1b. Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details
W.5.1c. Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically)
W.5.1d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
W.5.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly
W.5.2a. Introduce topic clearly, provide observation & focus, & group information logically; formatting& multimedia
W.5.2b. Develop topic with facts, definitions, details, quotations, or other information & examples
W.5.2c. Link ideas within & across categories of information using words, phrases, & clauses
W.5.2d. Use precise language and domainspecific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic
W.5.2e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented
W.5.3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, details, & sequences
W.5.3a. Orient reader by establishing situation & introducing narrator &/or characters; sequence that unfolds naturally
W.5.3b. Use narrative techniques to develop experiences & events or show responses of characters to situations
W.5.3c. Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events
W5.3d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely
W.5.3e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events
W.5.4. Produce clear & coherent writing; development & organization are appropriate to task, purpose, & audience
W.5.5. Develop & strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach
W.5.6. Use technology, including Internet, to produce & publish writing; collaborate; keyboarding skillstwo pages
W.5.7. Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation
W.5.8. Recall or gather information from print & digital sources; summarize or paraphrase; list sources
W.5.9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
W.5.9a. Apply grade 5 Reading standards to literature
W.5.9b. Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts
W.5.10. Write routinely over extended & shorter time frames for range of disciplinespecific tasks, purposes, & audiences
Science
Physical Science
· Elements and their combinations account for all the varied types of matter in the world.
· Identification of chemical properties, states of matter, structure of the atom, and how chemicals react to each other.
Life Science
· Plants and animals have structures for respiration, digestion, waste disposal, and transport of materials.
Earth Science
· Water on Earth moves between the oceans and land through the process of evaporation and condensation.
· Energy from the Sun heats Earth unevenly, causing air movements that result in changing weather patterns.
· The solar system consists of planets and other bodies that orbit the Sun in predictable paths.
Investigation and Experimentation
· Work individually and as a team member to collect and share information
· Classify objects (e.g., rocks, plants, leaves) in accordance with their appropriate criteria.
· Develop a testable question.
· Plan and conduct a simple investigation based on a studentdeveloped question and write instructions others can follow to carry out the procedure.
· Identify a single variable in a scientific experiment and explain how this variable can be used to collect information to answer a question about the results of the experiment.
· Select appropriate tools (e.g., thermometers, meter sticks, balances) and make quantitative observations.
· Record data by using appropriate graphic representations (including charts and graphs) and make inferences based on those data.
· Draw conclusions from scientific evidence and indicate whether further information is needed to support a specific conclusion.
· Write a report of an investigation that includes conducting tests, collecting data or examining evidence, and drawing conclusions.
History/Social Studies
Theme: United States History and Geography: Making a New Nation
· Describe the major preColumbian settlements, including the cliff dwellers and pueblo people of the desert Southwest, the American Indians of the Pacific Northwest, the nomadic nations of the Great Plains , and the woodland peoples east of the Mississippi River
· Trace the routes of the early explorers and describe the early explorations of the Americas
· Describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the American Indians and between the Indian nations and the new settlers
· Understand the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era
· Explain the causes of the American Revolution
· Understand the course and consequences of the American Revolution
· Describe the people and events associated with the development of the U.S. Constitution and analyze the Constitution’s significance as the foundation of the American Republic
· Trace the Colonization, immigration, and settlement patterns of the American people from 1789 to the mid1800’s, with emphasis on the role of economic incentives, effects of the physical and political geography, and transportation systems
· Know the location of the current 50 states and the names of their capitals
Fifth Grade 
Textbooks 
Supplemental Materials 
Major Projects/ Assignments 
Field Trips 
English/ Language Arts 
Spelling McDougal, Little AZ Readings, Open Court reading series, Open Court Publishing Co. 
Bridge to Terabithia The Great Gilly Hopkins Maniac Magee The Cay Bud, Not Buddy Alice in Wonderland The Phantom Tollbooth From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 
Poetry Book Monthly book reports and poems of the month 
Plays 
Math 
Go Math Harcourt Math 
Key Curriculum Press math workbooks 
Design your own house project 
The Tech Museum 
Science 
Discovery Works Houghton Mifflin, publisher Science Studies Weekly 

Scientific MethodScience Fair (Experiment) Planet size and orbit project 
Chabot Space and Science Center and the Marine Science Institute 
Social Studies 
Social Studies Weekly 

Explorer Report State Report 

Religion 
Walking By Faith Harcourt, publisher Bible 

Sacrament Scrapbook Seder Meal 
