5th Grade

5th Grade



  • I can use the standard algorithm to multiply multi-digit whole numbers with ease.

  • I can solve division of whole numbers with four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors using properties and equations.

  • I can round decimals to any place.

  • I can add and subtract and multiply decimals to hundredths place.

  • I can analyze expressions without solving.

  • I can form ordered pairs out of corresponding terms from each pattern and graph them on a coordinate plane.

  • I can compare fractions with unlike denominators by creating equivalent fractions.

  • I can use equivalent fractions to write fractions as decimals.

  • I can independently read, for a period of forty minutes continuously, and understand text at a 5th grade level. (F&P end of year level V)

  • I can use direct quotes to support ideas about the text’s theme and when comparing and contrasting two or more story elements.

  • I can draw inferences from a text.

  • I can describe how a narrator's or character’s point of view influences how a story is told.

  • I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

  • I can quote accurately when explaining what an informational text says explicitly or when making an inference.

  • I can determine two or more main ideas and key details in an informational text that support them, and summarize the text.

  • I can understand academic vocabulary in 5th grade science and social studies texts.

  • I can compare and contrast two or more informational texts’ structures (compare and contrast, cause and effect, chronological).

  • I can analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

  • I can write an opinion piece that includes an introduction that states an opinion, support the opinion with facts, transition words between paragraphs and an ending section or statement that relates to the opinion.

  • I can write an informational piece that introduces a topic with information grouped into paragraphs that includes text features (e.g. illustrations, headings), precise vocabulary words, facts, definitions and quotes transition words between informational sections and an ending statement or section that relates to the information in the writing.

  • I can write a narrative (either fictional or personal) that establishes a character or narrator, includes how the character reacts to events, uses time order transitions, includes dialogue and precise literary language, and provides a sense of closure at the end.

  • I can write about reading (either literary or informational text).

  • I can conduct research and present a report about a topic.

  • I can participate in class discussions and small collaborative groups by listening, asking questions, sharing ideas, and building on the ideas of others.


Social Studies

Physical Science

  • I can develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

  • I can provide evidence that matter is conserved even though it changes state.

  • I can compare and contrast different materials based on their properties.

  • I can conduct an experiment to discover if new substances are created when two or more substances are mixed together.

    Life Science

  • I can use models to describe that energy in animals’ food was once energy from the sun.

  • I can support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.

  • I can develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

    Earth Science

  • I can build a model to show ways that the geosphere, the biosphere, the hydrosphere, and/ or the atmosphere interact.

  • I can find and use information about how communities protect the Earth’s resources and environment.

  • I can draw a picture that demonstrates how objects in different locations would be drawn to the earth’s center by gravitational forces.

  • I can defend the conclusion that gravitational force draws towards the Earth’s center based on location of its surface using evidence, data or a model.

  • I can explain why some stars, including the sun, appear brighter than others.

  • I can show patterns of daily changes in shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of stars in the night sky.

  • I can compare the major forms of government found in the world.

  • I can explain the rights of citizens in other countries in the world and compare them to my own.

  • I can name and locate the different continents and oceans in the world.

  • I can locate different countries on a map of the world or specific continent.

  • I can explain the motivations for westward expansion in the US.

  • I can describe the life of a pioneer and how it compares to my own.

  • I can explain the relationship between profits and sales.

  • I can explain the role of various financial institutions in the US (stock market, bank, credit unions, investment firms).



I can do everything I did in 4th grade and the following:

  • I can identify, create and perform using dotted quarter notes

  • I can sing a minor scale

  • I can identify create and perform using low mi and low ti

  • I can play with proper mallet and drum technique

  • I can play independently while other parts are happening

  • I can plan an advanced crossover bourdon

  • I can differentiate between simple and compound meter

  • I can play D,C,E,D on recorder


  • I can demonstrate knowledge of color theory

  • I can apply knowledge of tools and materials

  • I can generate original thoughts and ideas


  • I can utilize technology to present artwork

  • I can explain my artwork or portfolio work

  • I can identify good application of design principles


  • I can analyze components of visual imagery that convey messages

  • I can compare and contrast with the interpretation of others

  • I can speculate about processes an artist uses to create a work of art


  • I can create art creations that reflect community, tradition, and cultural influences

  • I can identify art concepts in the world around me

  • I can interpret art to learn more about the beliefs of others, as well as, a means to express my own beliefs