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Fifth Grade

Fifth graders excel as leaders of Bright School. Producing a morning broadcast, leading the flag corps, and mentoring kindergarten students are a few of the leadership opportunities offered to them. During their final year at Bright School, reading comprehension, writing structure, and math concepts are solidified as they prepare to meet the challenges ahead. Organization, time management, and study skills are strengthened through the changing of classes for the core subject areas. Social studies topics and history content are intentionally integrated into the reading classes. Bright School graduates smoothly transition into middle school with a solid academic foundation, leadership skills, confidence, and strong friendships.


Mrs. Everett, Mrs. Austin and Mrs. Warren


• Explores an extensive variety of fiction, nonfiction, classic, and contemporary literature
• Applies the appropriate reading strategies that will help them make sense of increasingly complex and challenging texts
• Processes and comprehends complex sentences with fluency
• Expands his/her knowledge base of the meaning of words using decoding and contextual strategies
• Appreciates the power of the written word to develop a deeper understanding of self, others, and the world


• Uses the writing process to produce published writing
• Applies grammar and mechanics effectively; writes increasingly complex sentences
• Identifies main idea and uses details to develop paragraph structure
• Applies word-solving strategies in writing to spell and increase vocabulary



• Extends the concept of place value to ten digit whole numbers
• Understands fractions, decimals, ratios, and percents as ways to represent part of a whole• Uses the order of operations in numeric expressions with two or more operations
• Represents and analyzes data using a variety of tables, graphs, and diagrams
• Extends knowledge base in geometry with study of angles, properties of triangles, and four-sided figures
• Gains an introductory understanding of algebraic expressions, inequalities, and equations
• Uses the appropriate mathematical strategy to solve real-world problems

Social Studies

• Applies the research process to expand knowledge of topics; presents information through formal opportunities
• Explores the causes and effects of the Civil War
• Examines the nations involved in World War I; understands the precursors and investigates the types of warfare waged
• Analyzes America’s involvement in World War II; understands the causes and investigates the types of warfare waged
• Compares and contrasts World War I and II