Hampton School District

Grade 5 at a Glance

Language Arts

  • Reading Process - predict outcomes, analyze characters, make personal connections, think inferentially, analyze multiple sources, and summarize

  • Literary Skills - story components, figurative language, foreshadowing, genre identification

  • Nonfiction/Informational - text features, text structure (cause and effect, problem/solution, sequence, fact/opinion, compare/contrast, description)

  • Speaking and Listening- engaging in collaborative discussions, summarizing, reporting on topics, adapts speaking to the task

  • Writing Process –  narrative, informational, persuasive argument,  journal writing

    • Process: brainstorm, web, draft, revise, conference, and edit

    • Product: focus and ideas, organization, topic development, voice, word choice, sentence structure, and conventions

  • Grammar and Mechanics - parts of speech, usage, punctuation, capitalization

  • Word Study - spelling, vocabulary, roots

  • Research and Study Skills - effective and appropriate sources of information, strategies for reading comprehension, summarizing, and note taking

Math Topics

  • Computational and problem solving skills with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions using the four operations

  • Place value, calculation, and estimation

  • Graph and analyze data

  • Convert units of measurement - customary and metric

  • Geometry - volume and area with fractional sides and attributes of polygons

  • Patterns, functions, and algebra

Science Topics

  • Matter and its Interactions

  • Earth’s Place in the Universe

  • Earth’s Systems, Earth and Human Activity

  • Energy, the Food Chain and Ecosystems

  • STEAM and Scientific inquiry

Social Studies

  • United States Colonization and the Revolutionary War

  • United States Government/ Constitution

  • United States Westward Expansion

  • United States Civil War

  • Economics

  • Inquiry based research

Supporting Learning at Home

  • Homework is given Monday through Thursday in multiple subject-areas.

  • Students should read regularly at home.

  • We use an agenda book to promote clear and consistent communication.

  • Students may also be assigned book projects.

  • Homework is generally meant for students to do independently, but we do encourage checking your child’s work.