English Language Arts
Johnson fifth graders are wonderful readers! The fifth grade teachers utilize many resources in developing the students' reading skills. The district adopted text, Harcourt Trophies, is used in conjunction with Scholastic News Magazines, non-fiction books, literature studies, and skill activities to enhance student learning.
Writing is an essential skill in the working world. Fifth Graders perform a variety of writing tasks. Opinion and informative essays, narratives, poetry, and report writing are all important components of the writing curriculum, as well as a focus on grammar and conventions.
5th Grade Curriculum Night (P.I.E.)
Welcome to 5th Grade!
Fifth Grade is an exciting year at Johnson! In addition to the basics of reading, writing, and math, students study a variety of topics in social studies and science. There is an emphasis on study skills in fifth grade, which helps students develop habits which will provide a solid foundation for success in school and later in the working world. Consistent use of student agendas helps our students stay organized.
The core science units studied in fifth grade are: Guide To The Galaxy, Earth science, Bones, Muscles, Brains, life science, Mystery Powders, May the Forces Be With You, and What's the Matter? physical science. All classes go to the Salk Flight Center to learn how to fly simulators.
graders study American History, with an emphasis on the following topics:
Native Americans, European Exploration, Colonization, and The American
Revolution. The social studies curriculum also includes U.S. Geography, states,
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them - Students solve problems, discuss solutions, and listen to strategies used by other students.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively - Students recognize that a number represents a specific quantity and connects the quantity to written symbols. They will extend this understanding from whole numbers to working with fractions and decimals.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others - Students may construct arguments using concrete referents, such as drawings or objects, to explain their thinking and make connections between models and equations.
4. Model with mathematics - Students experiment with representing problem situations in multiple ways including numbers, words, drawing pictures, and using various math objects.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically - Students will use various measurement tools when solving problems.
6. Attend to precision - Students use clear and precise language in their discussions with others.
7. Look for and make use of structure - Students discover a pattern or structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning - Students should notice repetitive actions in computation to make generalizations. Students will use models to explain why algorithms work and generate their own algorithms.