Fifth Grade

Texarkana ISD Virtual Academy Fifth Grade

Course Details

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What Your Child Will Learn in Fifth Grade

Reading

  • Reading children’s classics and Newbery Award winners
  • Developing critical thinking and comprehension skills

Spelling & Vocabulary

  • Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies
  • Reviewing commonly misspelled words
  • Introducing cross-curricular words
  • Integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing

Composition

  • Writing reports and original stories
  • Paragraphing
  • Outlining subjects from History, Reading, Geography, and Science lessons

Grammar

  • Identifying the eight parts of speech
  • Types of sentences
  • Subject; predicate
  • Correct usage

Mathematics

Featuring Calvert Math

  • Multiplying up to three digits
  • Geometry points, lines, and rays
  • Measuring angles
  • Adding mixed numerals and decimals
  • Multiplying and dividing decimals
  • Adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying fractions
  • Perimeter, area, volume
  • Statistics, graphing, and probability
  • Ratios and percents

Science

Studying plants, weather, climate, energy, matter, Earth and its resources, ecosystems, and the human body

Technology

Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools integrated with curriculum, particularly Science:

  • Practicing keyboarding and touch typing
  • Intermediate word processing and desktop publishing
  • Database and Internet research skills
  • Graphs, tables, and formulas in spreadsheets
  • Creating databases
  • Basic HTML
  • Using presentation software

Poetry

  • Memorizing
  • Reading
  • Literary devices
  • Symbolism

History

  • Surveying American history from ancient civilizations through September 11, 2001
  • Emphasizing early American Indian cultures, colonization, the Revolution, westward expansion, the Civil War and its aftermath, industrialization, and the United States in the 20th century

Geography

  • Exploring the five themes of geography
  • Studying the United States by region, with focus on landforms, waterways, natural resources, parks, monuments, cities, state capitals, industry, agriculture, and climate
  • State reports
  • Extending map and globe skills
  • Canada; Latin America

Art History

Using A Child’s History of Art: Painting, by Hillyer and Huey, cover paintings from Ancient Egypt through the modern art movement

Art

  • Learning different art techniques including contour, naturalism, murals, and linear perspective
  • Applying techniques discussed in Art History

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