5 th Grade Syllabus
use details to explain what a text says explicitly
determine theme/compare & contrast theme
identify main idea
describe characters, setting, plot
make connections in nonfiction text
determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases
differentiate between poems, dramas, and prose
determine elements of poetry and dramas
determine text structure (chronology, comparison, cause/effect,
compare and contrast point of view
explain an author’s use of reasons and evidence
Operation and Algebraic Thinking
o Write and interpret numerical expressions
o Analyze patterns and relationships
Number and Operations in Base Ten
o Understand the place value system
o Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers.
o Perform operations with decimals.
o Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
o Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and
division to multiply and divide fractions.
Measurement and Data
o Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system
o Represent and interpret data.
o Understand concepts of volume.
o Quarters Understand the coordinate plane.
o Classify quadrilaterals.
Language Arts (continued):
o progressive verb
o separate items in a series
o commas in addresses
o commas in dialogue
o quotation marks in dialogue
o continue using conventional
o perfect verb tense
o use correct verb
o coordinating and
o correlative (such a
o comparative and
spelling for high frequency words
and adding suffixes
o idioms, adages, proverbs
o pronoun-antecedent agreement