5th Grade Curriculum | Trinity Christian School

5th Grade Curriculum

Language/Grammar

Objective

The student will demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar,  usage when writing or speaking, capitalization, and punctuation in writing.

Textbooks

God’s Gift of Language B

Time Allotment

30 minutes for 175 days

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Parts of Speech
  • Second Quarter: Punctuation
  • Third Quarter: Sentences/Diagramming
  • Fourth Quarter: Review to integrate with Research Project in Writing

Areas to Be Evaluated

Class participation, tests, class assignments, rubrics, use of correct capitalization, punctuation, and grammar in all written work and oral presentations.

Reading/Vocabulary/Spelling

Objective

The students will:

  • Read to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences
  • Determine central ideas and themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas
  • Interpret words and phrases as they are used in the text, determining spelling, meaning (including figurative meanings) and analyze how word choice shapes meaning.
  • Read and comprehend complete literary and informative texts independently and proficiently

Textbooks

  • Imagine It
  • Wordly Wise
  • Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Time Allotment

90 minutes for 175 days

  • First Quarter: Heritage /Culture and Tradition
  • Second Quarter: Energy/How it Affects Life
  • Third Quarter: Making a New Nation – How do Individuals Make Changes by Working Together
  • Fourth Quarter: Call of Duty – Responsibility affects People’s Lives

Areas to be Evaluated

  • Class participation
  • Tests
  • Class assignments
  • Use of correct spelling and vocabulary choices orally and written
  • Rubrics

Writing

Objective

The student will learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying and conveying real and imagined experiences and events

Time Allotment

30 minutes for 175 days

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Narratives
  • Second Quarter: Informative / Explanatory Text
  • Third Quarter: Opinion / Point of View
  • Fourth Quarter: Research Project

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Class participation
  • Class assignments
  • Use of correct spelling and vocabulary choices, orally and written
  • Rubrics

Math

Objective

The challenge of the Mathematics Course of Study is to acquire a knowledge and understanding of math concepts, facts, and processes; develop computation skills; develop problem solving techniques; and gain a greater appreciation for the order of math.

Textbooks

Harcourt Math, Harcourt Publisher, 2004

Time Allotment

75 minutes for 175 days

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Use whole numbers and decimals, data and graphing, and multiply whole numbers and decimals.
  • Second Quarter: Divide whole numbers and decimals; and number theory and fractions
  • Third Quarter: Operations with fractions and geometry and algebra
  • Fourth Quarter: Measurement, ratio, percent, and probability

Areas to Be Evaluated

Above course content and mathematical practices

Science

Objective

Students will become more familiar with God’s involvement in all aspects of science.

Textbooks

Investigating God’s World, Abeka

Time Allotment

30 minutes for 108 days (3 times per week)

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Investigating Nature and Mammals
  • Second Quarter: The Living Sea
  • Third Quarter: Energy and Engines; Watching the Weather
  • Fourth Quarter: A Variety of Vertebrates

Areas to Be Evaluated

Course content

Social Studies

Objective

Students will develop a basic understanding of key events and the basic chronology of United States history, the nation’s geography and its economic history, building a foundation to appreciate the sacrifices that have been made in the past and understand the challenges that lie ahead to make better decisions in the present.

Textbooks

Our United States

Time Allotment

30 minutes for 175 days

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Exploration and Colonization
  • Second Quarter: Beginnings of self-government
  • Third Quarter: The Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • Fourth Quarter: The Expansive 19th Century and The US on the World Stage

Areas to Be Evaluated

Class participation, tests, class assignments, and rubrics

Physical Education

Objective

Students will develop competent motor skills, behavioral strategies to demonstrate responsibility, respect of self and others, and understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20 admonishes us to remember that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Time Allotment

45 minutes a day; 5 days a week for 175 days

Course Content

  • 3 Weeks: Personal / Social Responsibility: Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.
  • 11 Weeks: Motor Skills: Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns as needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • 11 Weeks: Movement Concepts: Understands concepts, principles, strategies and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement.
  • 11 Weeks: Health Related Fitness: Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Areas to Be Evaluated:

  • Participation as an individual and in a group
  • Teacher observation
  • Role-playing
  • Checklists / FitnessGram / Assessments
  • Quizzes