Grade 5 Curriculum Narrative

Religion
Religion Curriculum has a focus on the Sacraments. Students will more fully comprehend and appreciate:  Scripture  Prayer  The Sacraments  Worship  Doctrine  Morality  We Believe - Sadlier

Math
Math Curriculum reinforces and further develops the following skills:  Numeration (place value, patterns, numerical forms)  Number Theory (GCF, LCM, divisibility, mathematical properties)  Computation (multiplication, division, addition, subtraction) o o *of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions  Problem Solving (critical thinking, creating models, solving real-word problems)  Algebra (variables, expressions, substitutions)  Geometry (area, perimeter, identification) Heath Mathematics Connections

Science
Science Curriculum introduces students to the knowledge of:  Life Science (life processes, animal classification, animal adaptations, ecology)  Physical Science (forms of energy, electricity)  Human Body (respiratory, circulatory, musculoskeletal, excretory, heredity, maintaining a healthy body)  Technology and Engineering (problem solving, identifying materials to complete task, simple machines) Science, Scott Foresman, 2003

Language
Language Arts Curriculum (ELA) reinforces and expands upon the development of the following:  Grammatical Conventions/Mechanics (sentence punctuation, capitalization, direct/indirect quotations, written dialogue, contractions, possession, abbreviations)  Grammar Skills (sentence types, sentence structure, parts of speech, verb tenses, subject/verb agreement, active/passive voice, analogies, idioms, penmanship)  Vocabulary Development (spelling, decoding words, prefixes, suffixes, root words, synonyms/antonyms, compound words, multiple-meaning words, homophones, pronunciation)  Writing (topic development, main idea and supporting details, sentence structure, paragraph development, conclusions, paraphrasing, complete vs. incomplete sentences, edit / proofreading, revising / expanding sentences, persuasive writing, descriptive writing, text and graphics features, friendly letter, oral presentation)  Reference Materials / Library Skills (identify and use non-fiction, fiction books, magazines & periodicals, dictionary and thesaurus usage, syllabication and pronunciation keys) Journeys, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Exercises in English, Loyola Press

Social Studies
Social Studies Curriculum provides students with the opportunity to investigate and discover:  The First Americans (early cultures of western hemisphere, Native Americans of North America)  Worlds Meet / Exploration (Age of Exploration, early explorers, trade expansion, European explorers /conquerors, settlement of North America)  Colonization & Conflict (English colonization, slavery, colonial economics, colonial government)  Fight for Independence (American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution of the United States of America)  Geography (map reading skills, interpretation of line graphs, circle graphs, timelines, historical data graphs, primary vs. secondary sources, research skills) Our Nation, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill

Reading
Reading Curriculum supports, enhances and expands upon each student’s ability to achieve success in the  Comprehension (main idea/detail, generalizations/conclusions, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, cause/effect, sequence of events, summarize, inferences, predictions, character traits, understanding genre)  Vocabulary (Greek/Latin roots, decode meaning of new words, context clues, multiple meaning words)  Writing (writing process, personal responses, narratives, poetry, persuasive essays) Journeys, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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