5th Grade Curriculum


Objective: The learner will identify the five parts of a complete sentence. Identify the part of speech for each word in a sentence. Construct a sentence given a framework of parts of speech. Explain a word choice depending on its position in the sentence.

Textbooks: Shurley Grammar Level 5, SIM 2010

Time Allotment: 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week

Course Content

First Quarter:Four kinds of sentences, complete subjects and predicates, prepositional phrases, pronouns and their usage, simple diagramming

Second Quarter:Conjunctions and compound parts, interjections, helping verbs and inverted sentence order, possessive nouns, diagramming compound parts

Third Quarter:Transitive verbs and direct objects, mixed patterns, indirect objects, diagramming direct and indirect objects

Fourth Quarter:Linking verbs and predicate nouns, predicate adjectves, diagramming linking verbs

Areas to Be Evaluated

Class participation, tests, class assignments, group work.


Objective: Read to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences. Determine central ideas and themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in the text, determing spelling, meaning (including figurative meanings) and analyze how word choice shapes meaning. Read and comprehend complete literary and informative texts independently and proficiently.

Textbooks: Open Court; Imagine it!, SRA 2008, Wordly Wise, EPS 2012, Vocabulary from Classical Roots, EPS 2007

Time Allotment: 60 minutes a day, 5 days a week

First Quarter: Heritage /Culture and Tradition

Second Quarter: Energy/How it Affects Life

Third Quarter: Making a New Nation – How do Individuals Make Changes by Working Together

Fourth Quarter: Call of Duty – Responsibility affects People’s Lives

Areas to be Evaluated: Class participation, Tests, Class assignments, Group work, Use of correct spelling and vocabulary choices orally and written


Objective: The student will learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying and conveying real and imagined experiences and events

Time Allotment: 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week

Course Content

First Quarter: Narratives

Second Quarter: Informative / Explanatory Text

Third Quarter: Opinion / Point of View

Fourth Quarter: Research Project

Areas to Be Evaluated: Class participation, Class assignments, Use of correct spelling and vocabulary choices, orally and written, Rubrics


Objective: The learner will acquire a knowledge and understanding of math concepts, facts, and processes; develop computation skills; develop problem-solving techniques, and gain a greater appreciation for the order of math.

Textbooks: Harcourt Math, Harcourt Publisher, 2004

Time Allotment: 75 minutes a day, 5 days a week

Course Content

First Quarter: Use whole numbers and decimals, data and graphing, and multiply whole numbers and decimals.

Second Quarter: Divide whole numbers and decimals; and number theory and fractions

Third Quarter: Operations with fractions and geometry and algebra

Fourth Quarter: Measurement, ratio, percent, and probability

Areas to Be Evaluated: Above course content and mathematical practices


Objective: Students will become more familiar with God’s involvement in all aspects of science.

Textbooks: Investigating God’s World, Abeka 2010

Time Allotment: 30 minutes a day, 3 times per week

Course Content

First Quarter: Investigating Nature and Mammals

Second Quarter: The Living Sea

Third Quarter: Energy and Engines; Watching the Weather

Fourth Quarter: A Variety of Vertebrates

Areas to Be Evaluated: Course content

Social Studies

Objective: Analyze the chronology key events in the United States, and understand the role of prominent figures in shaping the United States.

Textbooks: All American History:Uniting America's Story Piece by Piece, Bright Ideas 2008, Supplemental Unit studies covering NC state standards and more

Time Allotment: 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week

Course Content

First Quarter: Civil War: Compare how cultural and economic differences of North and South led to tensions. Identify how the range of individual responses to the growing polictical conflicts between the North and South rights, advocates, abolitionists, slaveholders, etc..., Identify the key ideas, events, and leaders of the Civil War. Explain how historical figures have exemplified values and principles of American democracy.

Second Quarter: The Gilded Age: Analyze the impact of major conflicts, battles and wars of the development of our nation through reconstruction. Evaluate the roles immigrants played in the economy of this time and identify why people came. Exemplify how technological advances have allowed people to overcome geographic limitations. Explain the impact of production and division of labor on the economic growth of the U.S.

Third Quarter: Two World Wars and a Great Depression: Understand how human activity has and continues to shape the United States. Summarize the role of international trade between the United States and other countries. Evaluate the costs and benefits of spending, borrowing, and saving.

Fourth Quarter: The Cold War and Beyond: Summarize the organizational structures and powers of the United States government. Understand the values and principles of a democratic republic. Analyze the rights and responsibilities of United States citizens to the concepts of the "common good." Exemplify ways in which the rights responsibilities, and privileges of citizens are protected under the United States Constitution.

Areas to Be Evaluated: Interactive Social Studies Notebook, Tests, quizzes, Project completion: Civil War Battle Project, Immigration Scrapbook, Great Depression project, World War II Presentation

Physical Education

Objective: Students will develop competent motor skills, behavioral strategies to demonstrate responsibility, respect of self and others, and understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 admonishes us to remember that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Time Allotment: 45 minutes a day; 5 days a week

Course Content

3 Weeks: Personal / Social Responsibility: Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.

11 Weeks: Motor Skills: Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns as needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

11 Weeks: Movement Concepts: Understands concepts, principles, strategies and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement.

11 Weeks: Health Related Fitness: Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Areas to Be Evaluated: Participation as an individual and in a group, Teacher observation, Role-playing, Checklists / FitnessGram / Assessments,