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5th Grade

Parents, these are the standards taught by Beyond Textbooks partner schools. This list is in alphanumeric order, and your school will likely teach them in a different order. For help deciphering the code in front of the standard, please click here.

Fifth Grade Math Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 5.M.NBT.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can apply concepts of place value, multiplication, and division to understand that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.

  2. 5.M.NBT.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10.

  3. 5.M.NBT.A.03: The Highly Proficient student can read, write, and compare decimals to the thousandths place value using rounding strategies.

  4. 5.M.NBT.A.04: The Highly Proficient student can round decimals to the thousandths place value using rounding strategies in real world situations. The Highly Proficient student can write numbers in expanded form.

  5. 5.M.NBT.B.05: The Highly Proficient student can fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers in real-world mathematical contexts using a standard algorithm.

  6. 5.M.NBT.B.06: The Highly Proficient student can use and explain different division strategies when dividing up to four digit dividends by up to two digit divisors. 

  7. 5.M.NBT.B.07: The Highly Proficient student can add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals to hundredths place using models or drawings in real world situations and explain their reasoning.


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 5.M.NF.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can add or subtract at least three or more fractions with unlike denominators including mixed numbers and use a model. 

  2. 5.M.NF.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can solve word problems involving adding and subtracting three or more fractions with unlike denominators, including mixed numbers. 

  3. 5.M.NF.B.03: The Highly Proficient student can create his or her own model to demonstrate division of whole numbers with answers in the form of fractions. 

  4. 5.M.NF.B.04a: The Highly Proficient student can apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number and a fraction by a fraction. a. Interpret the product (a/b) x q as a parts of a partition of q into b equal parts. For example, use a visual fraction model to show (2/3) x 4 = 8/3, and create a story context for this equation.

  5. 5.M.NF.B.04b: The Highly Proficient student can apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number and a fraction by a fraction. b. Interpret the product of a fraction multiplied by a fraction (a/b) x (c/d). Use a visual fraction model and create a story context for this equation. For example, use a visual fraction model to show (2/3) x (4/5) = 8/15, and create a story context for this equation. In general, (a/b) x (c/d) = ac/bd.

  6. 5.M.NF.B.05: The Highly Proficient student can interpret multiplication as scaling by comparing the size of the product to the size of one factor.

  7. 5.M.NF.B.06: The Highly Proficient student can solve real-world problems in context involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers.

  8. 5.M.NF.B.07: The Highly Proficient student can solve, model, and create real-world division problems using fractions.


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 5.M.G.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can understand and describe a coordinate system as perpendicular number lines, called axes, that intersect at the origin (0 , 0). Identify a given point in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane using an ordered pair of numbers, called coordinates. Understand that the first number (x) indicates the distance traveled on the horizontal axis, and the second number (y) indicates the distance traveled on the vertical axis.

  2. 5.M.G.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can use real-world data to create a representation and draw conclusions based on the data presented.

  3. 5.M.G.B.03: The Highly Proficient student can draw or construct specific two-dimensional figures according to its definitions, attributes, or categories.

  4. 5.M.G.B.04: The Highly Proficient student can classify two-dimensional figures in the hierarchy based on properties. 

  5. 5.M.MD.C.03: The Highly Proficient student can recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement. a. A cube with side length 1 unit, called a “unit cube,” is said to have “one cubic unit” of volume, and can be used to measure volume. b. A solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using n  unit cubes is said to have a volume of n  cubic units.

  6. 5.M.MD.C.04: The Highly Proficient student can measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.

  7. 5.M.MD.C.05: The Highly Proficient student can compare the volumes of different rectangular prisms and create real world mathematical situations involving volume. 

  8. 5.M.NF.B.04c: The Highly Proficient student can find the area of a rectangle with fractional sides by creating a real world model to demonstrate reasoning and scaling. 

  9. 5.M.OA.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can insert parentheses and brackets in a numerical expression to make a statement true.

  10. 5.M.OA.A.02: The Highly Proficient student can write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them (e.g., express the calculation "add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2" as 2 x (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 x (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product).

  11. 5.M.OA.B.03: The Highly Proficient student can generate two numerical patterns using two multi-step rules and explain their relationships between corresponding terms. 


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 5.M.MD.A.01: The Highly Proficient student can create and solve real world word problems and choose the appropriate measurement.

  2. 5.M.MD.B.02: The Highly Proficient student can create a line plot to display data and solve word problems involving line plots to interpret the solution as data.

Fifth Grade Reading Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 5.R.RL.01: The Highly Proficient student can accurately quote strong textual evidence from the text to support and explicitly explain an inference.

  2. 5.R.RL.02: The Highly Proficient student can determine implicitly stated themes and summarize a story, drama, or poem using evidence from the text.

  3. 5.R.RL.03: The Highly Proficient student can analyze the similarities and differences of two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on implicitly stated details in the text. 

  4. 5.R.RL.05: The Highly Proficient student can analyze and explain how different plot elements work together to build a story, drama, or poem. 

  5. 5.R.RL.06: The Highly Proficient student can analyze how a narrator’s point of view influences how complex events are developed.


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 5.R.RI.02: The Highly Proficient student can analyze and summarize two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details. 

  2. 5.R.RI.05: The Highly Proficient student can compare and contrast, then analyze, the aspects of two or more texts using text structures ( e.g. sequencing, cause/effect, and problem and solution, chronology, and comparison), graphic organizers, and text summaries.

  3. 5.R.RI.07: The Highly Proficient student can interpret information from multiple print or digital sources to answer complex questions or solve complex problems efficiently.

  4. 5.R.RL.04: The Highly Proficient student can analyze and interpret the meaning of unfamiliar words or phrases in a text, including figurative language.

  5. 5.R.RL.09: The Highly Proficient student can compare, contrast, analyze, and evaluate stories in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics. 


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 5.R.RF.03: The Highly Proficient student can apply word analysis skills in decoding multisyllabic words in and out of context.

  2. 5.R.RI.01: The Highly Proficient student can accurately quote strong textual evidence when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing complex inferences from the text.

  3. 5.R.RI.03: The Highly Proficient student can analyze complex cause and effect relationships and interactions between individuals, events, or ideas, providing evidence based on specific information in the text. 

  4. 5.R.RI.06: The Highly Proficient student can analyze multiple sources of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent, and evaluate the effectiveness of the accounts.

  5. 5.R.RI.08: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate the strengths of an author’s reasoning and explain how the reasons and evidence support their points. 


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 5.R.RF.04: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. a. Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding. b. Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings. c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

  2. 5.R.RL.07: Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the purpose, meaning, or tone of the text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, and poem).


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. 5.R.RI.04: The Highly Proficient student can determine and analyze the meaning and effect of advanced grade level vocabulary words and phrases in a text. 

  2. 5.R.RI.09: The Highly Proficient student can integrate complex or inferred information from several texts on the same topic in order to write about the topic using evidence from the text.

  3. 5.R.RI.10: By the end of the year, proficiently and independently read and comprehend informational text, including history/social studies, science and technological texts, in a text complexity range determined by qualitative and quantitative measures appropriate to grade 5.

  4. 5.R.RL.10: By the end of the year, proficiently and independently read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in a text complexity range determined by qualitative and quantitative measures appropriate to grade 5.

Fifth Grade Science Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. G5.1S.C1.PO3: I can locate information in a book , article, or website related to an investigation. 

  2. G5.1S.C2.PO1: I can demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures (e.g., use and care of technology, materials, organisms) in all science inquiry.

  3. G5.4S.C1.PO1: I can identify the functions and parts of the skeletal system.

  4. G5.4S.C1.PO2: I can identify the three types of muscles. 

  5. G5.4S.C1.PO3: I can identify the functions of the nervous system.

  6. G5.4S.C1.PO4: I can distinguish between voluntary and involuntary responses.


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. G5.1S.C3.PO1: I can analyze data obtained in a scientific investigation to identify trends and form conclusions. 

  2. G5.1S.C3.PO2: I can analyze whether the data is consistent with the proposed explanation that motivated the investigation.

  3. G5.1S.C4.PO2: I can determine when to use a bar graph, line graph, Venn diagram, or Model to represent data.

  4. G5.2S.C2.PO3: I can describe how scientific knowledge is subject to modification and/or change as new information/technology challenges prevailing theories. 

  5. G5.3S.C1.PO1: I can explain how a natural hazard impacts a habitat. I can explain how _______ impacts a habitat.

  6. G5.3S.C1.PO2: I can propose a solution, resource, or product that addresses a specific human need. I can propose a solution, resource, or product that addresses a specific animal need. I can propose a solution, resource, or product that addresses a specific habitat need.

  7. G5.3S.C1.PO3: I can evaluate the possible strengths and weaknesses of a proposed solution to a specific problem relevant to human needs. I can evaluate the possible strengths and weaknesses of a proposed solution to a specific problem relevant to animal needs. I can evaluate the possible strengths and weaknesses of a proposed solution to a specific problem relevant to habitat needs.

  8. G5.3S.C2.PO2: I can explain how scientific knowledge, skills, and technological capabilities are integral to a variety of careers.

  9. G5.3S.C2.PO3: I can design and construct a technological solution to a common problem or need using common materials.


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. G5.1S.C1.PO1: I can develop a relevant question through observations that can be tested by an investigation. 

  2. G5.1S.C1.PO2: I can develop predictions based on observed cause and effect relationships. 

  3. G5.1S.C2.PO2: I can plan a simple investigation that identifies the variables to be controlled.

  4. G5.1S.C2.PO3: I can conduct simple investigations (e.g., related to forces and motion, earth processes) based on student-developed questions in life, physical, and earth and space sciences. 

  5. G5.1S.C2.PO5: I can record data in an organized and appropriate format (e.g., t-chart, table, list, written log).

  6. G5.1S.C3.PO3: I can evaluate the reasonableness of the outcome of an investigation.

  7. G5.1S.C3.PO4: I can develop new investigations and predictions based on questions that arise from the findings of an investigation.

  8. G5.1S.C3.PO5: I can identify possible relationships between variables in simple investigations. 

  9. G5.5S.C1.PO1: I can identify that matter is made of smaller units called elements, atoms, and molecules.

  10. G5.5S.C1.PO2: I can distinguish between mixtures and compounds.

  11. G5.5S.C1.PO3: I can describe changes of matter: physical - cutting wood, ripping paper, freezing water, chemical - burning of wood, rusting of iron, milk turning sour. 

  12. G5.5S.C2.PO1: I can describe the forces of gravity and force.

  13. G5.5S.C2.PO2: I can describe the various effects forces can have on an object (e.g., cause motion, halt motion, change direction of motion, cause deformation). 

  14. G5.5S.C2.PO3: I can examine forces and motion through investigations using simple machines (e.g., wedge, plane, wheel and axle, pulley, lever). 

  15. G5.5S.C2.PO4: I can demonstrate how an object's motion is effected by variables.


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. G5.1S.C4.PO1: I can communicate the results of an investigation orally or in writing. 

  2. G5.1S.C4.PO3: I can communicate with other groups or individuals to compare the results of a common investigation.

  3. G5.2S.C2.PO2: I can explain how new scientific knowledge leads to new scientific investigations.

  4. G5.3S.C2.PO1: I can describe how science and technology are related. 

  5. G5.6S.C2.PO1: I can describe how the Moon's appearance changes during a four-week lunar cycle.

  6. G5.6S.C2.PO2: I can describe how Earth's rotation results in day and night. 

  7. G5.6S.C2.PO3: I can distinguish between revolution and rotation.

  8. G5.6S.C2.PO4: I can describe the role of gravity as an attractive force between celestial objects.

  9. G5.6S.C3.PO1: I can identify the known planets of the solar system.

  10. G5.6S.C3.PO2: I can describe the distinguishing characteristics of the known planets in the solar system. 

  11. G5.6S.C3.PO3: I can describe various objects in the sky (e.g., asteroids, comets, stars, meteors/shooting stars). 

  12. G5.6S.C3.PO4: I can describe the change in position and motion of the following objects in the sky over time: real motion - Moon, planets, apparent motion (due to the motion of the Earth) - Sun, Moon, stars. 

  13. G5.6S.C3.PO5: I can explain the apparent motion of the Sun and stars.

  14. G5.6S.C3.PO6: I can describe efforts to explore space (e.g., Apollo missions, space shuttles, Hubble space telescope, space probes).

Fifth Grade Social Studies Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 5.SS.C3.01a: I can describe the origins, functions, and structure of the United States Constitution and the three branches of government. (A) Key origins include historical and philosophical influences like the government structures of Ancient Greece and Rome, Enlightenment thinkers like John Locke, British documents like the Magna Carta, colonial governments, the Articles of Confederation, and the compromises and ratification debates of the Constitutional Convention Key functions of the United States government as outlined in the Preamble.

  2. 5.SS.C3.01b: I can describe the three branches of government, the powers they have, and the checks and balances they have in place. 

  3. 5.SS.C3.01c: I can describe the origins, functions, and structure of the Constitution.   

  4. 5.SS.C4.02: I can use a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions about and act on issues and civic problems in their classrooms and schools.  

  5. 5.SS.G1.01: I can make and read maps and graphs to represent changes in the United States.


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 5.SS.C4.01a: I can use multiple sources to examine how society changed through laws and policies to address problems during the American Revolution era. 

  2. 5.SS.E2.01a: I can compare the advantages and disadvantages of individual choices during the American Revolution era.      

  3. 5.SS.E4.01a: I can describe how taxes, spending, protection, and regulations affected the economy during the American Revolution. 

  4. 5.SS.E5.01: I can generate questions to explain how trade leads to increasing economic interdependence on different nations. Key concepts include but are not limited to products that are imported into markets within the United States and products that are exported to other markets in the world.

  5. 5.SS.G3.01a: I can use historical events and tools to explain the cause and effect relationships of environment and technology on human migration (American Revolution and Civil War). 

  6. 5.SS.G4.01: Describe how economic activities, natural phenomena, and human-made events in one place or region are impacted by interactions with nearby and distant places or regions.

  7. 5.SS.H2.01a: I can use multiple sources to summarize the causes and effects of conflicts, resolutions, and movements during events in the American Revolution. 


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 5.SS.C4.01b: I can use multiple sources to examine how society changed through laws and policies to address problems in the Civil War era. 

  2. 5.SS.E2.01b: I can compare the advantages and disadvantages of individual choices during the Civil War era. 

  3. 5.SS.E4.01b: I can describe how taxes, spending, protection, and regulations affected the economy during the American Civil War.

  4. 5.SS.G2.01: I can describe how natural and human-caused changes to habitats or climate can impact our world.

  5. 5.SS.G3.01b: I can use historical events and tools to explain the cause and effect relationships of environment and technology on human migration (Civil War and Industrial Revolution).

  6. 5.SS.H2.01b: I can use multiple sources to summarize the causes and effects of conflicts, resolutions, and movements during events in the American Civil War.  


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 5.SS.C4.01c: I can use multiple sources to examine how society changed through laws and policies to address problems in the Industrial Revolution era. 

  2. 5.SS.E1.01: I can give examples of financial risks that individuals and households face within the context of the time period studied.

  3. 5.SS.E2.01c: I can compare the advantages and disadvantages of individual choices during the Industrial Revolution era.

  4. 5.SS.E3.01: I can develop an understanding of the characteristics of entrepreneurship within a market economy and apply these characteristics to individuals during the time-period studied. Characteristics include but are not limited to risk-taking, innovation, and problem-solving.

  5. 5.SS.E4.02: I can analyze how agriculture, new industries, innovative technologies, changes in transportation, and labor impacted the national economy including productivity, supply and demand, and price during the time period being studied.

  6. 5.SS.G3.01b: I can use historical events and tools to explain the cause and effect relationships of environment and technology on human migration (Human Migration). 

  7. 5.SS.H2.01c: I can use multiple sources to summarize the causes and effects of conflicts, resolutions, and movements during events in the Industrial Revolution. 

  8. 5.SS.E4.01c: I can describe how taxes, spending, protection, and regulations affected the economy during the Industrial Revolution. 


Yearly Standards (Taught throughout the year): 
  1. 5.SS.C2.01: I can explain the roles, rights, and responsibilities of American citizens that influenced events from the pre-American Revolution to Industrialization.

  2. 5.SS.C4.01: I can use primary and secondary sources to examine historical and contemporary means of changing society through laws and policies in order to address public problems. Key concepts can include but are not limited to the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, the creation of the Constitution, the formation and development of social and reform movements, and responses to industrialism and poverty at the turn of the century.

  3. 5.SS.H4.01: Use primary and secondary sources to describe how diverse groups (racial, ethnic, class, gender, regional, immigrant/migrant) shaped the United States’ multicultural society within the historical timeframe.

 

Fifth Grade Writing Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 5.L.01ae: The Highly Proficient student can demonstrate a strong command of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections and explain their function in writing. 

  2. 5.L.01bcd: The Highly Proficient student can demonstrate a strong command of the correct verb tenses in their writing. 

  3. 5.L.02: The Highly Proficient student can use commas to separate items in a series, introductory phrases or words, tag questions, and direct addresses. 

  4. 5.L.03: The Highly Proficient student can write sentences that flow together and sound natural when read aloud.

  5. 5.W.02: The Highly Proficient student can write an informational text to thoroughly examine a topic using relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. 


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 5.L.04bc: The Highly Proficient student can determine the meaning of words and phrases using context clues and reference materials in both print and digital to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify precise meaning of key words and phrases.

  2. 5.L.05ab: The Highly Proficient student can demonstrate a strong understanding of complex language, complex word relationships, and subtle nuances in word meanings like: similes, metaphors, idioms, adages, and proverbs.

  3. 5.L.05c: The Highly Proficient student can interpret the relationship between synonyms, antonyms, and homographs to fully understand each of the words. 

  4. 5.W.01: The Highly Proficient student can create a five paragraph essay that defends their position on a given topic or text providing effective, relevant reasons that are logically and purposefully ordered and supported by facts and details, includes a topic sentence, effective reasons, relative information, and a strong conclusion. 

  5. 5.W.04: The Highly Proficient student can produce clear and coherent writing appropriate to the task and purpose by planning, editing, revising, and rewriting using new approaches. 


Quarter 3 Standards:
  • None


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 5.W.03: The Highly Proficient can write a narrative story that includes: characters, setting, plot, sensory details, clear language, and a logical sequence of events.


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. 5.L.01f: The Highly Proficient student can organize one or more paragraphs appropriate to a writing task.

  2. 5.L.06:  Acquire and use accurately grade‐appropriate general academic and domain‐specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition). 

  3. 5.W.05: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. 

  4. 5.W.06: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills in order to complete a writing task.

  5. 5.W.07: Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic and to answer a specific question.

  6. 5.W.08: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.  

  7. 5.W.09: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. a. Apply grade 5 Reading standards to literature. b. Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts.

  8. 5.W.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purpose, and audiences.

  9. 5.WF.01: Demonstrate and apply handwriting skills. a. Read and write cursive letters, upper and lower case. b. Transcribe ideas legibly and fluently with appropriate spacing and indentation.

Parents, these sites are free to use, or have at least some free options. Some may require creating a free account. Once you know the name of the standard your child is working on, try searching within the site for that standard. 

ReadWorks - thousands of free reading passages. You can sort by grade, topic, difficulty and more. Create a free account in the upper right corner. Mood and Tone: a list of words to use when describing mood and tone - descriptive words to pump up the quality of writing. Biology Corner - a very detailed source for Biology resources. Mostly high school level, but useful in middle school as well. 
Khan Academy - instructional videos on many standards. Search by subject and standard. History.com - a great source for Social Studies resources, documents, and video clips. Teachers Pay Teachers - many of these resources require purchase, but some are free to download and use.
The Science Spot - many resources based on science. Searchable by topic and subject. Text structures: types, outlines, and examples - very useful guidelines on writing and types of writing.  Purple Math - informative explanations of many math topics. Searchable by content and standard.
Parts of Speech - a good ELA resource based on parts of speech. YouTube - try searching for a specific topic, such as "how to add fractions". NewsELA - student-friendly articles based on news and current events.
LearnZillion - many resources for students and parents in grades 3-9, ELA and Math. Common Lit - many reading resources based on all content areas. Searchable by topic and subject.

ReadWriteThink - a very powerful website for ELA standards and practice.

Math Antics - a YouTube channel with great math how-to videos.  Educator.com - many of these resources require a paid subscription, but some are free to view. Good section on AP classes.

Big History Project - a comprehensive "history of the universe" project.

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