Grade 5

Fifth Grade Curriculum

Our entire curriculum is focused on the Standards and Benchmarks that have been established by the Quakertown Community School District. These standards are expectations that all students are striving to achieve. Please see the posted standards in our classroom or on the district website to see where we are headed.


Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry

Comprehension Strategies: Predicting, Making Connections,
Evaluating, Synthesizing Determining what is Important,
Questioning, Inferring, Using Prior Knowledge, Monitoring and
Clarifying, Synthesizing

Literary Elements: Setting, Characters, Plot, Theme, Conflict,
Point of View

Literary Devices: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Idiom,
Onomatopoeia, Alliteration, Hyperbole, Exaggeration, Mood,
Flashbacks, Imagery, Dialogue, Suspense, Foreshadowing

Author Study: Eve Bunting


Types of Writing: personal narrative, fictional narrative,
persuasive essay, informative research report, descriptive
essay, and request for action essay



  • Number Theory
  • Estimation and Calculation
  • Geometry Explorations
  • Division
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percents
  • Using Data: Addition and Subtractions of Fractions
  • Exponents and Negative Numbers
  • Fractions and Ratios
  • Coordinates, Area, Volume and Capacity
  • Algebra Concepts and Skills
  • Volume
  • Probability, Ratios and Rates



  • Variables (Physical Science)
  • Microworlds (Life Science)
  • Food Chemistry (Physical Science)
  • Ecosystems (Earth and Space Science)

Social Studies


  • Understanding Regions
  • Western United States
  • Eastern United States
  • Southern United States
  • Midwestern United States
  • Connections to Our World
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