In fifth grade our students will continue to work with factors as they learn about prime numbers and prime factorization. Students will read, write and compare decimals as well as add, subtract, multiply and divide them. Students will continue to work with fractions as they use fractions with unlike denominators to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Students will convert different sized measurements and use the conversions to solve real-world word problems. They will be introduced to the coordinate system as they plot points and interpret them in 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, narrative, and explanatory pieces using appropriate grammar, spelling,and punctuation.