Fifth Grade

Math Scope and Sequence:

  • Adding and subtracting whole numbers, mixed numbers, decimals, and fractions
  • Multiplying and dividing whole numbers, mixed numbers, decimals, and fractions
  • Algebra: variables and expression, order of operations, graphing ordered pairs
  • Data interpretation
  • Geometric ideas: lines, angles, and circles; polygons; symmetry
  • Measurement: perimeter, circumference, area
  • Time and temperature
  • Solids: volume and capacity, weight and mass
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Calculate and estimate percent
  • Probability and statistics
  • Metric measurement

Science Scope and Sequence:

  • Classify living things
  • Explore plant structure and functions
  • Animal diversity, including traits and adaptations
  • Ecosystems, including cycles of life and biomes
  • Landforms, Rocks, and Minerals
  • Air, Water and Energy: atmosphere, oceans, fresh water, energy resources
  • Astronomy and the Solar System
  • Weather: including air temperature, water vapor and humidity, clouds and precipitation, air pressure and wind, weather patterns and climate
  • Properties and Structure of Matter; elements and compounds; solids, liquids and gases
  • Forms of Matter and Energy: mixtures and solutions, chemical changes, acids and bases
  • Newton's Laws of Motion
  • Sound and Light energy

Social Studies

  • United States Geography: bodies of water, climate and vegetation
  • The Earliest Americans: ancient Indians of the Desert Southwest, Northwest Coast and Arctic, Interior Plains, Eastern Woodlands
  • European settlement: New England colonies, Middle Atlantic Colonies, Southern Colonies
  • Uniting the colonies: French and Indian Wars, Second Continental Congress
  • Revolutionary War, Constitution
  • Nation Grows: Louisiana Purchase, War of 1812, industrial revolution
  • Nation Divided: slavery, regional disagreements, Civil War
  • Nation Reunited: Reconstruction, the frontier, new industries
  • Becoming a world power: the Great War, World War II, the Cold War
  • United States today: economy, government, challenges of growth
  • Skills: reading maps, longitude and latitude, time lines, graphs; identifying cause and effect, identifying political symbol

Religion Scope and Sequence

  • Jesus Christ shares His life with us and invites people to follow Him
  • In the liturgy we celebrate Christ's Paschal Mystery
  • The Church Celebrates Seven Sacraments: sacraments of Christian Initiation, sacraments of Healing, and sacraments of Service
  • Advent is a season of joyful expectation and preparation for the coming of the Son of God
  • The season of Christmas is a time to rejoice in the Incarnation
  • Catholics have a rich tradition of special practices and popular devotions
  • The saints are models for living the life of virtue.
  • Lent is the season of preparation for the great celebration of Easter Triduum
  • The Easter Triduum is our greatest celebration of the Paschal Mystery
  • The Easter season is a special time to rejoice over the new life we have in Christ
  • The Church remembers and honors Mary
  • The Church is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic
  • The Church works for justice and peace

Reading/Language Arts

Reading Skills

  • Character and Plot
  • Cause and Effect
  • Theme and Setting
  • Sequence
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Author's Purpose
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Main Idea
  • Graphic Sources
  • Draw Conclusions
  • Generalize

Vocabulary Strategies


  • Sentences: subjects and predicates, dependent and independent clauses, compound and complex
  • Nouns: plural, possessive, common and proper
  • Verbs: action, linking, main, and helping; regular and irregular
  • Tenses and Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
  • Pronouns: Subject and Object, antecedents, possessive
  • Contractions and Negatives
  • Other parts of speech: adjectives, articles, adverbs, conjunctions
  • Punctuation: commas, quotation marks

Spelling Patterns

Writing: friendly letter, narrative, informative, summary, descriptive, expository, biography, persuasive, poetry