5th Grade

What We're Learning: April 2021

Reading & Writing: This month we will read and write poetry. We will begin reading Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. This autobiographical novel-in-verse explores themes we will learn more about in our Civil Rights Unit. Students will learn parts and types of poetry. They will use literary terms to describe the figurative language in the poetry they read. They will apply this to writing and performing their own poetry.

ELA: This month we will explore the context of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s and consider how it impacts our lives today. Students will examine primary sources and consider what actions were taken by different organizations and what struggles they faced. 

Math: This month, we are exploring the connection between fractions and decimals. We will learn how to multiply and divide both fractions and decimals. Additionally, we will learn how to apply these skills to real life contexts.