Fifth Grade Program

Fifth Grade Program Description

Students in the fifth grade—last grade before middle school—spend their time preparing for the curricula they will review in grades 6–8. Throughout this academic year, fifth graders:

  • build their vocabulary by reading more demanding books and learning new words.

  • understand and use figurative language.

  • explain and summarize texts while also sharing their own interpretations using evidence.

  • study the use of decimals to the hundredth place.

  • incorporate advanced fractions, geometry, measurements and exponents.

  • study world geography, western cultures, early western societies.

  • learn more about earth science.

  • review positive health and nutrition practices.

  • are expected to take NY State Math/ELA exams (Grades 3 - 5)
  • are expected to take NY State Science Assessment (only grade 5)