5th Grade Reading and Math



5th Grade Reading Goals

By the end of 5th grade, students will read a variety of literature, poetry, and nonfiction. They will discuss and analyze texts, quoting accurately from material they read, and they will learn about theme and tone. Students will be able to read several texts on the same topic, synthesize information, and explain what they learned. They will also write complete stories, informative texts, and persuasive pieces using a writing process and technology to develop their skills. 

5th Grade Reading Resources

International Children's Digital Library
Complete online library with books from around the world, available in English and other languages

Smithsonian Tween Tribune
Articles on all sorts of interesting topics (nonfiction)

Online access to the Library of Congress, including ebooks, articles, and great information for families




5th Grade Math Goals

By the end of 5th grade, students will be able to use all mathematical operations. Students will sort, compare, add, and subtract fractions and decimals. Students will develop their algebra skills by using patterns and rules, applying number properties, solving inequalities, and adding variables in equations. They will learn to classify 3D figures and break down familiar shapes as well as calculate area, surface area, and volume. Students will also analyze data, calculating mean (average), median, and range, and they will understand different ways to display data to solve problems. 

5th Grade Math Resources

Funbrain Math Zone
Fun, online games that help students practice math skills

Khan Academy Math by Grade
Video lessons and practice for core math concepts at each grade

Multiplication and Division Fact Family Triangle Flashcards
Fact triangle flashcards group together a family of related arithmetic facts and can be used to practice fact fluency

Deck of Cards Math Games (3-6)
Fun math games to play with a deck of cards and 2 players

Fact fluency practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division