Fifth Grade Curriculum

The fifth graders at Hickory Tree School are all bright and eager to learn new things in our world.  Our textbooks and teachers provide a well-rounded curriculum that keeps the students motivated and interested in what they are learning.

Grade areas of focus:


  •        Building Sentences                                                    
  •        Parts of Speech                                                                      
  •        Using Reference Sources                                                       


  •        Opinion Pieces
  •        Informative / Explanatory Texts                                  
  •        Narratives                                                                                                                                      


  •        Phonemic Awareness                                                 
  •        Phonics                                                                                  
  •        Fluency                                                                                  
  •        Vocabulary                                                                 
  •        Target Reading Skills                                                 
  •        Text Comprehension
  •        Recognizing Types of Literature                                                                                                                      


  •        Spelling and Meaning
  •        Spelling in Context                                                     
  •        Dictionary Skills                                                                      


  •        Numbers, Expressions, and Equations                         
  •        Decimals                                                                    
  •        Number Theory and Fraction Concepts
  •        Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  •        Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
  •        Ratio, Rates, and Proportions
  •        Percent
  •        Integers and Rational Numbers
  •        Geometry
  •        Measurement

Science & Health

  •        Physical Science
  •        Life Science
  •        Earth Science

Social Studies

  •        Our market economy
  •        The first Americans: Exploration, Settlements, Life in the colonies, American revolution
  •        Westward expansion: Civil war and reconstruction


  •        Elements of Art
  •        Themed Projects 

Physical Fitness

  •        Daily exercises

Music Appreciation

  •        Listen and recognize different genres of music
  •        Learn to read and write music