Grade 5

Welcome to Fifth Grade!

In fifth grade, students build on the skills they developed in fourth grade, studying many of the same subjects at a higher level. Students will ready many types of literature and informational material, think critically about what they've read, and discuss it with the teacher and other students. Students also learn new writing techniques, including making effective transitions, using dialogue to advance a plot and create a mood, such as suspense. In math, students will work with fractions, decimals, negative numbers and very large numbers. Students will continue to build on their skills in multiplication and division by tackling multi-digit numbers.

Click here for an overview of our curriculum. We're also sharing some videos from the non-profit, GreatSchools! that explain what to look for to determine if your student is on track, along with some videos on how to tell if your child is mastering the essential skills taught in fifth grade.

Videos - Student Achievement Milestones


Does your 5th grader add and subtract fractions?

Does your 5th grader have a deep understanding of multiplication?

Can your 5th grader estimate the answer to word problems?

Does your 5th grader read smoothly and with expression?

Is your 5th grader building vocabulary from reading?

Does your 5th grader show understanding when reading?

Is your 5th grader building knowledge from reading?

Can your 5th grader get organized to write an essay?

Can your 5th grader write an informational essay?

What does 5th grade writing look like?


¿Puede su hijo sumar y restar fracciones en 5to grado?

¿Puede su hijo en 5to grado entender muy bien la multiplicación?

¿Puede su hijo estimar la respuesta a problemas escritos en 5to grado?

¿Puede su hijo leer con fluidez y con expresión en 5to grado?

¿Está su hijo de 5to grado adquiriendo vocabulario cuando lee?

¿Puede su hjio de 5to grado demostrar que comprende lo que lee?

¿Está su niño de 5to grado aprendiendo algo de lo que lee?

¿Puede su hijo investigar y organizar sus ideas en 5to grado?

¿Como es la escritura de un niño de 5to grado?

¿Puede su estudiante de 5to grado escribir un ensayo informativo?