ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
This course focuses on narrative, descriptive, informative and persuasive writing using Reading Wonders reading program. Students will strive to apply their grammar skills in their writing which include: types of sentences, possessive nouns, pronouns, adjectives and articles. The reading stories involve both fiction and nonfiction selections that involve making predictions, paraphrasing and narrative elements.
Fifth grade students will add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. They will practice and apply various problem solving strategies and reasoning. Cross-curricular connections and relevance to real life situations will be made. Basic geometry concepts including lines, angles, and polygons and measuring in both customary and metric units will be explored.
The use of the scientific method and hands-on activities will make readings meaningful and provide a basis for conceptual development. Fifth graders will produce individual projects for the science fair.
This course focuses on different types of maps and map skills. Students will then apply those skills to learn more about the geography, social and governmental structures for countries in the Arabic speaking world. Students will be working in tribes throughout the course to learn teamwork and cooperation skills.