Fifth Grade

 Fifth Grade



Mandatory requirements from Orange County Public Schools for promotion to 5th grade:

Student will score above a Level 1 on the FCAT Reading Comprehension test. OR

Student will score in at least the 17th percentile on the NRT/SAT-9 Reading. OR

Student will score at least a 37 (instructional level) on the DRP test.


Fourth Grade Curriculum at a Glance:




The student…


• Predicts using prior knowledge, captions and headings

• uses strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary (ex., multiple meaning words, antonyms, root words)

• develops vocabulary, monitors reading on or above grade level by rereading, self-correcting, summarizing & questioning

• identifies main idea, details, makes inferences and identifies the sequence of events, author’s purpose, examples of fact, fiction or

opinion, and recognizes and understands comparison and contrast, cause/effect & sequence of events




The student…


• scores 3.5 or above on the Florida Writes exam

• writes using the writing process and the six writing traits of ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions.




The student…


• uses number sense to masters all basic facts, read, write, compare, and identify whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers and decimals to the hundredths

• locates numbers on the number line, and identifies equivalent and non-equivalent forms of numbers

• uses estimation to solve problems and determines the operations needed to solve one-step and two-step problems

• knows factors and multiples of numbers to 100

• uses measurement to measure length, area, volume and perimeter

• knows time intervals and common angle measures, and uses schedules, calendars and elapsed time to solve problems

• compares length, weight and capacity using standard and non standard units

• solves problems with estimated length, width, time, temperature and money

• estimates the area and perimeter of a polygon and the volume of a rectangular prism

• uses geometry and spatial sense to describe the attributes of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures

• performs flips, slides, 90 and 180 degree turns and tessellations

• knows how area and perimeter are affected when geometric figures are combined

• knows how to identify, locate and plot ordered pairs of whole numbers

• uses algebraic thinking to describe and creates numerical and geometric patterns, and

• analyzes number patterns

• solves problems with equations or inequalities using models or graphs

• uses data analysis and probability to choose a title, labels and interprets information on a graph

• interprets and completes circle graphs using common fractions

• identifies the mean, median, mode and range

• records the possible outcomes of an experiment using common fractions

• determines the statistical measures for data and explains the results


Social Studies


The student…


• studies Florida History from pre-historic times to the present.




The student…


• investigates several science units using scientific observations and skills.

• explores different science topics including life science, earth science, physical science, and space & technology.


Ideas for helping your child at home:


Language Arts


• Encourage your child to read from many sources including magazines, newspapers, non-fiction and fiction books.

• Provide experiences in writing such as family journals, diaries and learning logs.




• Help your child figure the amount of change when shopping. Teach him/her how to count back money.

• Allow your child to survey the family (ex., favorite foods, color or car) and make a bar, line or picture graph.

• Practice basic multiplication and division facts ON A DAILY BASIS using flash cards or practice problems.

• Identify, label and discuss all the geometric shapes found inside and outside your home.

• Have your child assist with recipes and preparing meals.