Fifth Grade

Welcome to Fifth Grade

In fifth grade, your child should be able to:

  • Read and organize information from multiple sources to meet a need.

  • Write legibly in cursive.

  • Understand the importance of plot, theme, setting, characters, and author's purpose in literature.

  • Use simple maps, gloves, charts, timelines, and graphs.

  • Understand the scientific process and use it to solve problems.

  • Understand how atmospheric pressure affects the water cycle.

  • Know the basic principles of atomic energy.

  • Write percents as decimals.

  • Add, subtract, mulitply, and pide whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.

  • Understand Civil rights and suffrage.

  • Understand Florida history since 1880.

  • Understand reasons Americans went to war to win independence from England.

  • Study government, the economy, immigration, and education.