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5th Grade

Students in the fifth grade—last grade before middle school—spend their time preparing for the curricula they will review in grades 6–8. Throughout this academic year, fifth graders:

  • build their vocabulary by reading more demanding books and learning new words
  • understand and use figurative language
  • explain and summarize texts while also sharing their own interpretations using evidence
  • study the use of decimals to the hundredth place
  • incorporate advanced fractions, geometry, measurements, and exponents
  • study world geography, Western cultures, early Western societies
  • learn more about earth science, including ecosystems
  • review positive health and nutrition practices