Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Grade 5
Reading
Writing
Math
During the school year, your child will be expected to...
Fall

Reading
  • Set up routines and expectations for Reader’s Workshop

  • Participate in book discussions with their teacher and classmates

  • Respond to a guiding question during and after reading

  • Compare and contrast themes within different texts
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Writing
  • Set up routines & expectations for Writers Workshop

  • Write an effective personal narrative to illustrate a theme. 

  • Understand that a personal narrative is a small moment story(a moment from real life)

  • Blend real life moments with the narrative style of writing.
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​Math
  • Generalizing the place-value system to include decimals to the thousandths place ( three places after the decimal), and calculating (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) with decimals to the hundredths place (two places after the decimal)
  • Problem solving:  Understand how to use the place value system to solve real life problems involving  adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing multi-digit numbers
  • Multiplying whole numbers quickly and accurately, for example 1,638 × 753 using the standard algorithm, and dividing whole numbers in simple cases, such as dividing 6,971 by 63 using partial quotients and area model.
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Winter

Reading
  • Read complex, high-interest nonfiction texts

  • Research debatable topics in research clubs to gather information to support multiple perspective on an opinion. 

  • State an opinion and support it through writing and research.

  • Analyze arguments presented by individuals and defend their claims.
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Writing
  • Write an effective informational & argument based research essay

  • Utilize primary (original) and secondary sources to build an essay with correct citations (giving sources credit)

  • Paraphrase information gained from taking notes from sources

  • Consider perspectives and take a stand

  • Use evidence to support a claim
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​Math
  • Using equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions; adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators; multiplying & dividing fractions by whole numbers/fractions
  • Understand how to use equivalent fractions to solve real life problems that represent situations of adding to, taking from, and comparisons.  Understand how to multiply and divide fractions by a whole number in real life situations involving equal groups of objects, arrays of objects, and comparing
  • Students extend their whole number work with adding and subtracting and multiplying and dividing situations to decimal numbers and fractions.
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Spring

Reading
  • Challenge themselves to read higher level and more complex texts.

  • Read several fantasy texts identifying multiple themes.

  • Engage in deep,meaningful conversation about the author’s craft(unique skills used by writers), purpose and perspective

  • Consider character traits and how they differ in fantasy texts from other genres
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Writing
  • Write an effective memoir

  • Understand the differences between a personal narrative and a memoir

  • Convey a strong message to the reader about a life lesson (theme)

  • Include personal thoughts and opinions in writing

  • Write to teach about the Revolutionary War.  Student research will inform writing. 
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​Math
  • Understand the concept of volume and relate volume to multiplication and division.
  • Understand the concept of volume, and solve word problems that involve volume
  • Write simple expressions using a combination of operations and numbers that show a mathematical problem. For example, 6 times the sum of 3 and 4 is written as 6(3+4).
  • Analyze patterns and relationships using given rules. (You start with $50 in your account and each week you add $15. At the end of 5 weeks how much will you have?
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