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  • Fifth Grade

    In fifth grade, our students continue to work with factors as they learn about prime numbers and prime factorization.  Students read, write and compare decimals as well as add, subtract, multiply and divide them.  Students continue to work with fractions as they use fractions with unlike denominators to add, subtract, multiply and divide.  Students convert different sized measurements and use the conversions to solve real-world word problems.  They are introduced to the coordinate system as they plot points and interpret them in a real-world context. In reading, fifth-grade students focus on finding the theme of a text, writing summaries, quoting the text accurately, comparing and contrasting texts, determining the meaning of key vocabulary and analyzing text features. Students also write opinion, narratives and explanatory pieces using appropriate grammar, spelling, and punctuation.