Our goals for your child's year in the Noble Fifth Grade Program:
Reading: By the end of the Fifth Grade, students will use their knowledge of word origins, word relationships and context clues to determine the meaning of words. They describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments and perspective of text as well as relate text structure, organization and purpose. Students read and respond to historically or culturally significant works of world literature, particularly American and British Literature.
Writing: By the end of Fifth Grade, students will write clear, understandable and focused essays. Student writing shows awareness of audience and purpose. Essays contain formal introductions, bodies of supporting evidence and conclusions. Students use the stages of the writing process, writing, drafting, revising and editing their work as needed.
Listening & Speaking: By the end of Fifth Grade, students deliver focused presentations that convey ideas to the audience. They evaluate the content of oral communication.
History & Social Science: Fifth Grade students study the development of the nation up to 1850. Students describe the major pre-Columbian settlements. The students will trace routes and describe the early explorations of the Americas. They will explain the causes of the American Revolution. Mathematics: By the end of the Fifth Grade, students increase their skills using the four basic arithmetic operations applied to positive and negative numbers, fractions and decimals. They use common measuring units to determine length and area. They know and use formulas to determine the volume of simple geometric figures. Students know the concept of angle measurement and use a protractor and compass in solving problems. They use grids, tables, graphs and charts to record and analyze data.
Science: By the end of the Fifth Grade, all students will have science experiences and instruction in Physical, Life and Earth Science. Students will demonstrate and apply the Scientific Process through investigation and experimentation using grade level appropriate activities.