Fifth Grade

Making Meaningful Connections
Across Subjects

5th Fifth Grade Virtual School Student
In our 5th Grade homeschool program, your child will begin to draw meaningful connections between American History, Literature, and Geography as they read texts ranging from the Newbery award-winning Hatchet to the illustrated Explorers of North America.

With Calvert’s detailed Lesson Manuals as your guide, you will help your child:

  • Continue to develop strong writing skills, composing a short story, op-ed, narrative, and explanatory texts using the ELA course.
  • Develop literary analysis skills while exploring themes, characters, setting, and conflict in texts chosen to engage your child’s imagination.
  • Explore how the Earth’s geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere interact.
  • Investigate the history of the U.S. and his/her home state from Reconstruction through the modern era.
  • Continue developing a strong number-sense, mental-math and problem-solving skills while learning to multiply two-digit numbers, practicing long division, and working with decimals and fractions.

Providing Everything You Need to Teach Your 5th Grader

Our comprehensive program includes everything you need to successfully educate your child at home:

  • Best-of-class texts, online resources, and manipulatives from top education publishers.
  • Lesson Manuals with daily lesson plans and step-by-step instructions.
  • An online learning platform, the Calvert Teaching Navigator, that provides 24/7 access to texts, manuals, interactive activities, assessments and progress tracking tools, and more.
  • Free support from state-certified teachers who help with curriculum questions, alternative teaching approaches, and keeping students on-track.

Discover What Your Child Will Learn In 5th Grade

English Language Arts
Students prepare for the rigor of Middle School by studying complex sentence structure and reading challenging non-fiction. They write their own sci-fi narrative, and choose a topic for an opinion piece about issues that impact their community.
Math introduces students to multiplying two-digit numbers by two digit numbers, practicing long division with and without remainders, adding subtracting, and multiplying unlike fractions and mixed numbers, working with decimals, graphing on a coordinate plane, and calculating the volume of solid figures.
Students carry out investigations, design solutions, and generate fact-based opinions using observation and data analysis. This year, learners develop a plan to decrease air pollution.
Social Studies
This year’s focus is on our nation’s growth after the Civil War—through World War I, World War II, and the Cold War and into the Modern Era. Students create interactive virtual exhibits to show their state’s history.
Art & Picture Study
5th Grade artists explore contour, naturalism, and linear perspectives. In addition, students study paintings from ancient Egypt through the modern art movement.
Physical Education
Students are required to participate in regular physical activities. The focus is on warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition, muscle strength, and flexibility.

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