5th Grade

English Language Arts

FLDOE Grade 5 Parent Guide

  • Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings or events in a story, drawing on specific details in the text.
  • Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone or beauty of a text.
  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.
  • Engage in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on fifth grade topics and texts.
  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
  • Use technology to produce written products.


  • Use parentheses, brackets or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with the following symbols: (3 + a) – 5 = 2.
  • Recognize that in a multi-digital number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
  • Understand how to round decimals to any place.
  • Apply previous understanding of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
  • Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic centimeter, cubic feet and improvised units.


  • Earth and Space Science: Recognize that a galaxy consists of gas, dust and many stars and identify our home galaxy as the Milky Way. Compare and contrast the inner and outer planets in our solar system, along with other celestial objects within it. Create a model and explain the water cycle.
    Weather: air pressure, barometric pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, precipitation.
    Describe characteristics of different climate zones. Design a family preparedness plan for natural disasters such as hurricanes.
  • Life Science: Identify the major organs in the human body and describe their functions. Describe how environmental changes affect plants and animals. Compare and contrast adaptations in plants and animals.
  • Physical Science: Investigate and identify materials that dissolve in water. Demonstrate how mixtures of solids can be separated. Investigate and describe how temperature can affect physical and chemical changes. Static electricity. Investigate and illustrate how the flow of energy requires a closed circuit. Identify and classify insulators and conductors. Forces and changes in motion including balanced and unbalanced forces.

Social Studies

  • Early Native American tribes.
  • European exploration and the growth of the colonies.
  • Triangular Trade and the introduction of slavery into the colonies.
  • The Revolutionary War and the origins of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
  • The impact of women on early American history.
  • Westward expansion in the 19th century.
  • Major United States landmarks and physical features.

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