In Fifth Grade students will acquire the following skills:


  • Identify story elements for critical thinking
  • Classify and describe events from novels read throughout the year
  • Relate events of historical fiction
  • Read grade level material with proper phrasing and expression
  • Identify character, setting, problem, resolution, rising action, climax, falling action, and plot appropriate to the text
  • Summarize key concepts in text
  • Appreciate a variety of literary devices including rhyme, alliteration, personification, simile, metaphor, dialogue, imagery, and symbolism


  • Find/ define meanings of words that have more than one definition
  • Identify the right vocabulary word that expresses the meaning of the highlighted text
  • Applying meanings of vocabulary words in context
  • Identify synonyms and antonyms of words
  • Explore how prefixes and suffixes change word meanings
  • Identify the Latin word roots
  • Distinguish between homophones
  • Read an original passage that incorporates all of the vocabulary words from the lesson and demonstrate their understanding of the text

Grammar and Writing:

  • Write effectively in a variety of styles and structures for different purposes and audiences
  • Utilize the writing process in expository, narrative, and descriptive writing through paragraph and essay forms
  • Make connections between composition skills and those associated with grammar, usage, and mechanics


  • Read and write whole numbers through hundred millions
  • Write and evaluate repeated factors in exponent form
  • Write and evaluate numerical expressions using order of operations
  • Divide 3 and 4-digit dividends by 1 and 2-digit divisors
  • Write a remainder as a fraction
  • Model, read, write, order and compare decimals to the thousandths place
  • Add and subtract decimals
  • Multiply a decimal and whole number
  • Divide decimals by whole numbers
  • Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators
  • Add and subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators
  • Multiply fractions and whole numbers
  • Divide a whole number by a fraction and divide a fraction by a whole number
  • Make and use line plots with fractions
  • Graph and name points on a coordinate grid using ordered pairs
  • Analyze and display data in a line graph
  • Compare, contrast, and convert customary units of length, capacity, and weight
  • Convert measurement units to solve multistep problems
  • Compare, contrast, and convert metric units
  • Convert units of time to solve elapsed time problems
  • Classify and compare polygons, triangles, and quadrilaterals using their properties
  • Identify, describe, and classify three-dimensional figures
  • Find the volume of a rectangular prism using a formula
  • Find the volume of combined rectangular prisms


  • Explore Earth and Space systems and understand the types of interactions between them
  • Understand the structure and properties of matter and explore chemical reactions
  • Understand the organization for matter and energy flow in organisms, interdependent relationships in ecosystems, and human impact on Earth’s systems
Bornblum Jewish Community School.

Bornblum Jewish Community School.