When students come to school in fifth grade they have a great deal of knowledge and a variety of experiences. The fifth grade teachers are responsible for, and committed to, providing meaningful learning experiences.
In social studies, students expand their knowledge of geography and map skills early in the year. We also explore the history of America from Westward Expansion to Immigration. In science class, students learn to discover the beauty of science. They are able to explore hands-on activities that allow them to draw conclusions and hypothesize about different topics. The students conduct investigations that involve asking questions, collecting and graphing data, and forming conclusions. In mathematics students create, describe, and analyze patterns and relationships in numbers. They also gather, organize, and compare data to formulate graphs, charts and tables.
In ELA, students continue using and developing their of skills and strategies for reading and writing. Students are expected to read an array of genres, including non-fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, mystery, biography, plays, and poems. Students are taught skills and strategies through mini-lessons that are geared toward critical thinking and higher order level questioning. Students are also expected to become more independent readers and writers through self-monitoring and self-awareness. During writing class, students follow the writing process in order to improve their writing. Students are asked to plan their writing carefully and develop their thoughts meaningfully. Students often use a rubric to evaluate and analyze their own writing pieces.
Through all these different subject areas fifth grade students at Lincoln-Titus become well-rounded, responsible, and active, enthusiastic learners.
Fifth Grade Projects
In order to insure that all of our young learners have the same experiences and opportunities to be engaged with 21st century learning, we have developed a number of curriculum projects that integrate existing curriculum with technology. These projects were developed by teachers in district and regional workshops.
Note: The Social Studies/ELA Integrated Curriculum sites are password protected.