Semester Overview

Grade 5
Academic Year 2017/2018


Teacher Danielle


Term 1





1 Introductions, classroom rules


“No Expectations”

  • Words with long vowels
  • Complete sentences
  • Declarative sentences
  • Interrogative sentences
bandage, chest, drift, dull, dusk, stretch, flock, fond, measure, does, scrap, shift, smash, switch, swept, threat, timid, plaid, trust, twist
2 “Cathy Freeman”

  • Exclamatory sentences
  • Interjections
  • Voice


needle, speech, reason, crease, thie, fade, obtain, faint, steep, rayon, eager, shadow, saying, mild, coach, smoke, twice, human, teenage, niece
3 “Walt Helps Out”

  • Character Motives
  • Sentence Parts: Predicates
  • Variant Vowels
  • Word Choice
  • Complete and Simple Subjects


counter, fraud, oyster, appoint, drawn, awning, laundry, feud, shawl, jewel, royalty, powder, annoying, cashew, scoop, bamboo, browse, ointment, rooster, rescue
4 “When Susan B. Anthony Voted”

  • Complete and Simple Predicates
  • Complete Subjects and Simple Predicates
  • Words with Inflections
talked, hurried, smiling, dropping, clapping, stepped, worried, worrying, changing, stayed, buying, dried, picnicking, scored, driving, obeying, playing, tried, carried, hurrying
5 “Twin Talent”

  • Using complete sentences
  • Variant Vowels
  • Subjects and Predicates
stretch, does, measure, reason, coach, kneeling, twice, rayon, appoint, scoop, drawn, feud, jewel, fraud, royalty, hurried, scared, changing, buying, obeying


6 “Ray and Joan”

  • Consonant -le words
  • Compound Subjects and Predicates
  • Ideas
  • Ending syllables
drizzle, gobble, meddle, shuffle, bundle, pickle, hobble, topple, hurtle, vehicle, struggle, wiggle, spindle, speckle, griddle, ripple, article, triple, jingle, bugle
7 “Owen’s Big Show”

  • Simple and Compound Sentences
  • Compound Subjects and Predicates
  • Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices
  • Prepositions
suppose, hurricane, babble, bellow, success, appeal, announcer, tissue, excellent, terrific, collect, slippery, common, arrange, settler, fiddler, kennel, squirrel, message, summary
8 “Tea Time in Boston”

  • Text Structure
  • Prepositional Phrase Punctuation
  • Organization
  • Phrases and Clauses
entire, hospital, public, combine, golden, chimney, pretzel, survive, absorb, turmoil, wisdom, journey, condition, whisper, identify, establish, furnace, capture, marvelous, nursery
9 “The Tile Floor”

  • Dependent and Independent Clauses
  • Complex Sentences
  • Syllable Strategy
congress, English, fortress, expression, conclude, complain, complex, distrust, contribute, explode, umbrella, merchandise, remembrance, concrete, goggles, portray, technique, accomplish, function, membrane
10 Review
11 Midterms
12 “Hurricane Turkey”

  • Compound Subjects, Predicates and Sentences
  • Medial Consonants
  • Syllable Patterns
  • Common Nouns
bundle, vehicle, struggle, hurtle, triple, hurricane, golden, journey, hospital, excellent, message, arrange, whisper, terrific, expression, conclude, merchandise, technique, accomplish, orchestra
13 “My Home is Shipshape”

  • Proper Nouns
  • Abbreviations for proper nouns
  • Sentences Fluency
  • Singular and Plural Nouns
enemy, balance, basis, closet, decent, define, eleven, fanatic, honest, humor, minute, model, novel, ocean, pretend, private, raar, second, slogan, editor
14 “Rock Hounds on the Sound”

  • Prefixes
  • Plural forms of Singular Nouns ending in -y
  • Irregular Plural Nouns
  • Singular Possessive Nouns
reenter, refried, reconsider, repaint, reform, replay, retake, remake, reclaim, replant, unable, uninformed, undesirable, untold, unwise, nonconductor, non productive, nonexistent, nonflammable, nondairy
15 “Salty on the High Seas”

  • Plural Possessive Nouns
  • Irregular Plural Possessives
  • Conventions
development, dispensable, capable, digestible, divisible, irresistible, admissible, appointment, argument, apartment, amazement, priceless, judgement, resentment, embarrassment, boundless, ageless, aimless, motionless, worthless
16 “Water on Our Planet”

  • Pronouns and Antecedents
  • Types of Nouns
  • Expository Form
barrel, cannon, capitol, civil, clever, discover, frozen, general, hidden, inventor, mayor, pepper, polar, proper, sandal, saucer, original, theater, tutor, musical
17 “Grandma’s Tale”

  • Possessive Nouns
  • Common, Proper and Singular Nouns
  • Fluency Practice
  • Subject Pronouns
enemy, fanatic, honest, ocean, slogan, reclaim, reconsider, uninformed, unwise, nonexistent, digestible, capable, admissible, argument, amazement, priceless, capitol, general, mayor theater
18 “Teamwork”

  • Subject and Object Pronouns
  • Literary Patterns and Symbols
  • Voice


inactive, inaccurate, irregular, irrelevant, ineffective, imbalance, immature, impatient, imperfect, impossible, illegal, illiterate, illegible, inaction, independent, invalid, indefinite, injustice, irreplaceable, impolite
19 Review
20 Finals



Term 2


21 “Rained Out at Gran’s”

  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Reflexive Pronouns
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Adjectives and Articles
accountant, applicant, attendant, defiant, volunteer, expectant, hesitant, quadrant, resistant, servant, dependent, indulgent, insistent, urgent, auctioneer, accompanist, artist, cellist, technician, pioneer
22 “Dennis the Chicken Man”

  • Comparing with Adjectives
  • Comparing with good and bad
  • Homophones
  • Verbs
courteous, hazardous, humorous, monstrous, porous, curious, furious, glorious, delirious, fictitious, gracious, ambitious, discourteous, dangerous, anxious, spontaneous, religious, delicious, mountainous, ridiculous
23 “Stick with Us”

  • Main Verbs and Verb Phrases
  • Helping Verbs
  • Making Inferences
steal, steel, waste, waist, weak, week, base, bass, pain, pane, flare, flair, dual, duel, stationary, stationery, flower, flour, sight, site
24 “Design Lab Field Trip”

  • Main ideas and Details
  • Comparative Adjectives, Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
  • Action Verbs
irreplaceable, immature, indefinite, illiterate, independent, applicant, accountant, insistent, pioneer, technician, cellist, porous, glorious, spontaneous, fictitious, mountainous, weak, wee, dual, duel
25 “Can You Hear the Frogs”

  • Linking Verbs
  • Action Verbs
  • Creating longer Sentences
  • Present-Tense Verbs
incompetent, uphold, inconsiderate, indecisive, outrank, inhumane, inorganic, income, invertebrate, outgoing, outpatient, outspoken, outwit, downbeat, downgrade, downplay, downtown, uplift, upstage, uptight
26 “Elm Street Speaks!”

  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Easily Confused Verbs
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Past-Tense Verbs
acceleration, accumulation, activation, alteration, authorization, calculation, cancellation, dedication, organization, demolition, repetition, mansion, pension, passion, tension, champion, confusion, permission, population, companion
27 Review
28 Midterms
29 “The Quiet Neighbor”

  • Literary Devices
  • Future-Tense Verbs
  • Verbs: Simple Tenses
assign, autumn, column, crumb, debris, delight, design, glisten, hasten, knead, knowledge, lightning, resign, rhyme, solemn, thorough, scenery, whirl, wreath, wrestled
30 Christmas Holiday
31 “Carmine’s Backyard”

  • Present-Perfect Tense
  • Past-Perfect Tense
  • Future-Perfect Tense
  • Drawing Conclusions
addresses, armies, calves, countries, leaves, buses, videos, echoes, shelves, studio, radios, halves, hooves, knives, taxes, tomatoes, opportunities, volcanoes, stitches, wolves
32 “Kid Power!”

  • Subject/Verb Agreement
  • Unusual Plurals
  • Literary Patterns and Symbols
  • Drawing Conclusions
indecisive, outpatient, downgrade, uptight, acceleration, demolition, pension, champion, authorization, cancellation, autumn, knowledge, rhyme, scenery, wrestled, armies, shelves, radios, tomatoes, videos
33 Scout Camp
34 “Charles Lindbergh, the Lone Eagle”

  • Irregular Verbs
  • Principle Parts of Verbs
  • Make Judgements
  • Contractions with Pronouns
unsuccessful, undoubtedly, impossibly, disloyalty, deactivation, unlikeable, replacement, unsafely, uncollectible, immeasurable, impassable, encouragement, unbelievable, unselfishly, rearrangement, discoverable, dishonestly, unbreakable, reappearance, reassurance
35 “To the Arctic with Matthew”

  • Possessive Pronouns and Contractions
  • Contractions with Not
  • Literary Devices
  • Adverbs
astronomy, disaster, asterisk, astronaut, asteroid, chronic, chronicle, chronology, chronological, synchronize, cyclical, bicyclist, cyclone, encyclopedia, hydrogen, hydrant, hydrate, optic, optician, optical
36 “Life in Space”

  • Comparing with Adverbs
  • Avoiding Double Negatives
  • Conventions
  • Borrowed Words
tractor, distract, traction, contract, attract, subtract, erupt, bankrupt, interrupt, abrupt, rupture, audio, audible, audience, auditorium, audition, verdict, diction, dictate, predict
37 “To the South Pacific”

  • Punctuating Titles
  • Quotation Marks in Dialogue
  • Fluency Practice
banana, chimpanzee, yogurt, almanac, syrup, cousin, stomach, language, foyer, acronym, chlorine, kayak, parka, balcony, replica, anchor, urban, coyote, chocolate, vanilla
38 “Exploring Caves”

  • Irregular Verbs and Contractions
  • Adverbs, Punctuation and Capitalization
  • Summarize and Paraphrase
impossibly, deactivation, immeasurable, unbreakable, reappearance, asteroid, chronology, cyclone, hydrate, optical, contract, bankrupt, audible, diction, almanac, language, balcony, chlorine, cousin, urban
39 Review
40 Finals



Teacher Carl


Term 1





1 What Is Science?

·         Describe the relationship between evidence and opinion in scientific explanations.

Investigation, science, evidence, opinion.
2 How Do Scientists Learn About the Natural World?

·         Describe how scientific knowledge differs from information gathered in other ways.

Prediction, origami, procedure.
3 What Are Some Types of Investigations?

·         Explain that there are many methods to investigate phenomena, and compare various forms of investigations.

Scientific methods, experiment, variable, control.
4 How Do You Perform a Controlled Experiment?

·         Record data from repeated trials

5 What Are Some Science Tools?

·         Demonstrate proper and safe use of science tools

Microscopic, balance, spring scale, accurate.
6 How Can Scientists Learn from Observations?

·         Observe the natural world

7 What Are Cells?

·         Describe how the cells are the basic unit of structure and function in living things.

Cell, organism, cell membrane, nucleus, inherited trait, dominant trait, recessive trait.
8 How Can We Observe Cells?

·         Observe cell structures of different types of cells.

Senses, directing structures.
9 How Do Cells Work Together?

·         Describe the relationship between organs, organ systems, and organisms.

Tissue, organ system, skin, organ, brain.
10 Review
11 Midterms
12 How Do Our Bodies Move, Breathe, and Circulate Blood?

·         Describe the structures of the skeletal system and their functions.



Bone, muscle, lung, heart.
13 How Do Our Bodies Digest Food, Remove Wastes, and Send Messages?

·         Sequence the path of digestion in humans, and know the function of each organ involved with the process.

Stomach, liver, pancreas, kidney, bladder.
14 How Does the Body Stay Cool?

·         Demonstrate the effects of evaporative cooling on body temperature.

Hypothesis, sample, control, sweating, evaporation.
15 What Is an Ecosystem?

·         Know what an ecosystem is.

Environment, ecosystem, population, community, habitat, niche.
16 What Makes Up a Land Ecosystem?

·         Observe, identify, and classify common organisms in a land ecosystem.

Measure, determine, differences, similarities, variety, producer, consumer.
17 How Do Environmental Changes Affect Organisms?

·         Recognise succession as a change of the organisms living in an ecosystem.

Succession, extinction.
18 How Do People Use Resources?

·         Explain what a resource is.

Natural resource, renewable resource, nonrenewable resource, pollution.
19 Review
20 Finals



Term 2


21 How Do People Conserve Resources?

·         Understand conservation and its importance.

22 How Can We Conserve Resources?

·         Draw conclusions about how recycled paper can conserve resources.

Physical characteristics, recycled.
23 What Are Minerals?

·         Explain what minerals are and how they form.

Mineral, luster.
24 What Are Properties of Minerals?

·         Describe the physical properties of minerals.

Hardness, streak,
25 How Can Rocks Be Classified?

·         Recognise the Earth’s surface is made up of rocks.

Rock, igneous rock, metamorphic rock, sedimentary rock.
26 What Are Fossils?

·         Understand how fossils and fossil fuels are formed.

Fossil, cast, mold, fossil fuel.
27 Review
28 Midterms


29 What Was Ancient Earth Like?

·         Relate what fossils tell us about Earth’s history.

Index fossil, mass extinction.
30 How Can Scientists Use Fossils?

·         Understand how fossils are used to find the ages of rock layers.

Relative age.
31 Christmas Holiday
32 What Are the Oceans Like?

·         Recognise how water differs in different parts of the ocean.

Salinity, water pressure, continental shelf, continental slope, abyssal plain.
33 Scout Camp
34 How Does Ocean Water Move?

·         Understand how ocean waves form.

Wave, current, tide, shore, jetty.
35 What Are Some Ocean Ecosystems?

·         Recognise different ocean ecosystems.

Intertidal zone, coral reef, plankton.
36 What Objects Are Part of the Solar System?

·         Identify the main components of the solar system.

Solar system, planet, comet, dwarf planet, asteroid.
37 How Do We Observe Objects in the Solar System?

·         Describe and model ways scientists learn about objects in the solar system.

Space probe, astronomer
38 What Are Stars and Galaxies?

·         Explain that stars are very large and appear small in the sky because they are far away.

Astronomy, star, universe, galaxy,
39 Review
40 Finals



Instructor: Nicholas Hansen

Textbook: Go Math!

Houghton Mifflin

Harcourt Publishing Company

Term 1





1 Ch.1 Place Value, Multiplication, and Expressions

–          Place Value and Patterns

–          Place Value of Whole Numbers

–          Properties

–          Powers of 10 and Exponents

Place value, period, distributive property, factor, product, base, exponent
2 Ch.1 Place Value, Multiplication, and Expressions (continued)

–          Multiplication Patterns

–          Multiply by 1-Digit Numbers

–          Multiply by Multi-Digit Numbers

–          Relate Multiplication to Division

–          Multiplication and Division

Factor, product
3 Ch.1 Place Value, Multiplication, and Expressions (continued)

–          Numerical Expressions

–          Evaluate Numerical Expressions

–          Grouping Symbols

–          Test Chapter 1

Inverse operations, quotient


Numerical expression, evaluate, order of operations

4 Ch. 2   Divide Whole Numbers

–          Place the First Digit

–          Divide by 1-Digit Divisors

Dividend, divisor, quotient, remainder, inverse operation
5 Ch. 2   Divide Whole Numbers (continued)

–          Division with 2-Digit Divisors

–          Partial Quotients

–          Estimate with 2-Digit Divisors

–          Divide by 2-Digit Divisors

Partial quotient
6 Ch. 2   Divide Whole Numbers (continued)

–          Interpret the Remainder

–          Adjust Quotients

–          Divisions

–          Chapter 2 Test

Compatible number, estimate, remainder, diagram
7 Ch. 3   Add and Subtract Decimals

–          Thousandths

–          Place Value of Decimals

–          Compare and Order Decimals

–          Round Decimals

–          Decimal Addition and Subtraction

Thousandth, hundredth, tenth, place value, round
8 Ch. 3   Add and Subtract Decimals (continued)

–          Estimate Decimal Sums and Differences

–          Add Decimals

–          Subtract Decimals

–          Patterns with Decimals

–          Add and Subtract Money

Benchmark, sequence, term
9 Ch. 4   Multiply Decimals

–          Multiplication Patterns with Decimals

–          Multiply Decimals and Whole Numbers

–          Multiplication with Decimals and Whole Numbers

–          Multiply Using Expanded Form

Decimal, hundredth, ones, pattern, expanded form
10 Review
11 Midterms
12 Ch. 4   Multiply Decimals (continued)

–          Multiply Money

–          Decimal Multiplication

–          Multiply Decimals

–          Zeros in the Product

13 Ch. 5   Divide Decimals

–          Division Patterns with Decimals

–          Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers

–          Estimate Quotients

–          Division of Decimals by Whole Numbers

Decimal points, hundredth, tenth, compatible number
14 Ch. 5   Divide Decimals (continued)

–          Decimal Division

–          Divide Decimals

Model division
15 Ch. 5   Divide Decimals (continued)

–          Write Zeros in the Dividend

–          Decimal Operations

Equivalent fraction, remainder
16 Ch. 6   Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators

–          Addition with Unlike Denominators

–          Subtraction with Unlike Denominators

–          Estimate Fraction Sums and Differences

Sum, difference, benchmark
17 Ch. 6   Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators (continued)

–          Common Denominators and Equivalent Fractions

–          Add and Subtract Fractions

–          Add and Subtract Mixed Numbers

–          Subtraction with Renaming

Common denominator, common multiples, simplest form, mixed number, rename
18 Ch. 6   Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators (continued)

–          Patterns with Fractions

–          Practice Addition and Subtraction

–          Use Properties of Addition

Property of addition
19 Review
20 Finals



Term 2


21 Ch. 7   Multiply Fractions

–          Find Part of a Group

–          Multiply Fractions and Whole Numbers

–          Fraction and Whole Number Multiplication

Denominator, numerator, product
22 Ch. 7   Multiply Fractions (continued)

–          Multiply Fractions

–          Compare Fraction Factors and Products

Equivalent fraction
23 Ch. 7   Multiply Fractions (continued)

–          Fraction Multiplication

–          Area and Mixed Numbers

Simplest form
24 Ch. 7   Multiply Fractions (continued)

–          Compare Mixed Number Factors and Products

–          Multiply Mixed Numbers

–          Finding Unknown Lengths

Mixed number
25 Ch. 8   Divide Fractions

–          Divide Fractions and Whole Numbers

–          Use Multiplication

–          Connect Fraction to Division

Dividend, fraction, quotient, whole number
26 Ch. 8   Divide Fractions (continued)

–          Fraction and Whole-Number Division

–          Interpret Division with Fractions

27 Review
28 Midterms
29 Christmas Prep Week
30 Christmas Holiday
31 Ch. 9   Algebra: Patterns and Graphing

–          Line Plots

–          Ordered Pairs

–          Graph Data


Data, line plot, ordered pair, origin, x-axis, x-coordinate, y-axis, y-coordinate, interval, scale
32 Ch. 9   Algebra: Patterns and Graphing (continued)

–          Line Graphs

Numerical Patterns

33 Ch. 9   Algebra: Patterns and Graphing (continued)

–          Find a Rule

–          Graph and Analyze Relationships

34 Ch. 10 Convert Units of Measure

–          Customary Length

–          Customary Capacity

–          Weight

Foot, inch, mile, yard, capacity, fluid ounce, gallon, pint, quart, pound, ton
35 Ch. 10 Convert Units of Measure (continued)

–          Multistep Measurement Problems

–          Metric Measures

–          Customary and Metric Conversions

–          Elapsed Time


decameter, centimeter, decimeter, gram, kilogram, kilometer, liter, mass, meter, milligram, millimeter
36 Ch. 11 Geometry and Volume

–          Polygons

–          Triangles

–          Quadrilaterals

Congruent, heptagon, nonagon, polygon, regular polygon, decagon, hexagon, octagon, pentagon, quadrilateral
37 Ch. 11 Geometry and Volume (continued)

–          Three-Dimensional Figures

–          Unit Cubes and Solids Figures

–          Understanding Volume

–          Estimate Volume

Unit cube, cubic unit, volume
38 Ch. 11 Geometry and Volume (continued)

–          Volume of Rectangular Prisms

–          Apply Volume Formulas

–          Compare Volumes

–          Find Volume of Composed Figures

Unit cube, cubic unit, volume
39 Review
40 Finals


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