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Grade 5

  • paints and draws near and far space with expressive color
  • draws perspectives from a variety of cultural views
  • explores the different ways in which clay can be used to create form
  • works with paper to create three-dimensional constructions

Communication Arts and Reading
  • recognizes and uses acceptable pronunciation, voice control, and gestures in reading and reciting stories or poetry, or in delivering other oral presentation
  • reads different types of literature from a variety of cultures for pleasure and information: plays, biographies, poetry, or in delivering other oral presentations
  • reads different types of literature from a variety of cultures for pleasure and information: plays, biographies, poetry, fiction, and expository material
  • recognizes bias and propaganda in newspapers, television, radio, magazines, and advertising
  • generates ideas for writing from class projects or trips; personal experiences; literature, art, films or television; or discussions with friends and family
  • uses editing marks to correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar when proofreading

Health and Physical Education
  • demonstrates respect and support for peers
  • researches the history of a game or leisure activity
  • relates learning to other subject areas and daily family life
  • understands that excessive drinking of alcohol may result in nutritional deficiencies and that tobacco disturbs the normal functions of the body's system
  • understands that marijuana is an illegal drug with harmful effects

  • uses circle graphs, bar graphs, an line graphs to organize data
  • explains and uses basic ideas about sets (e.g. subset, intersection, union)
  • uses exponents
  • designs and conducts measurement projects (e.g. weather tracking throughout the world)
  • adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides with decimal and fraction numerals

  • understands the characteristics, organization, and needs of living things
  • understands the concept of microbiology, including: bacteria, viruses, immunizations, antibiotics
  • understands the varied systems of the body, including the skeletal, nervous, circulatory, endocrine, excretory, and reproductive

Social Studies
  • understands the major geographical features of the Earth
  • recognizes that the same geographical characteristics may be studied using different countries and regions
  • values and appreciates the diversity of cultures of the people living in the Western Hemisphere
  • understands the concept that the Western Hemisphere has such problems as overpopulation, pollution, race relations, poverty, famine, control of disease, political, and territorial disputes
  • understands that social studies vocabulary helps him or her know more about the world: continent, boundary, mountain range, ocean, equator, hemisphere, North Pole, South Pole, global, currents, resources, land masses, latitude, longitude, region

Computer Education
  • recognizes ethically correct and incorrect uses of computers
  • uses software to reinforce traditional subjects, an develop basic, problem-exploration, and critical-thinking skills
  • uses word processing and simple desktop publishing programs to develop language and writing skills
  • uses a modem to develop telecommunications and research skills

Library Skills
  • adds atlases, gazetteers, geographic and biographical dictionaries, thesauruses, and almanacs to the list of reference materials used
  • learns how to compile multimedia bibliographies
  • develops an interest in realistic fiction which explores the diversity of different racial and cultural groups
  • reads independently in all areas of literature