5th Grade English

There is no substitute for knowledge. Jump right in with A Grade Ahead’s 5th grade English Program. It fine-tunes the foundations of the English language, while also allowing students to begin exploring their composition skills. Curriculum topics include:

  • Refining Understanding and Correct Use of Parts of Speech
  • Expanding Verb Tense Knowledge
  • Composing Extended Response
  • Letter Writing
  • Figurative Language
  • Poetry

5th grade English students receive weekly work that will focus on vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension or writing.



Curriculum & Samples: 5th Grade English
# Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
1 June Parts of Speech: Using Nouns, Verbs, & Basic Tenses Parts of Speech: Using Adjectives & Adverbs Punctuation: Using Commas Review;
Comprehension: Main Idea
2 July Punctuation: Using Semi-Colons & Colons Punctuation: Using Quotation Marks Outlines Review;
Paragraph Building
3 August
Test #1
Fact vs Opinion;
Comprehension: Prose Constructed Response (PCR)
Comprehension: Compare/Contrast;
Figurative Language (Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole)
Persuasive Piece Review
4 September Subject-Verb Agreement;
Pronouns
Antecedent Agreement Realistic Fiction: Characters, Plot, Setting, Exposition, Conflict, Rising/Falling Action, Resolution Review;
Editing
5 October Comprehension: Setting;
Who/Whom;
Than/Then
Amount, Number;
Less, Fewer;
Since, For;
Review PCR
Much, Very & Many;
Non-Fiction
Review;
Review Editing
6 November Comprehension: Narrator & Characters;
Irregular Verbs
Clauses and Conjunctions Prepositions, Prepositional Phrases, Objects of Prepositions Review;
PCR
7 December
Test #2
Sentence Types Comparatives & Superlatives Lie/Lay;
Rise/Raise
Review;
PCR
8 January Poetry - 1: Theme, Analyzing Poetry Using the TPCASTT Organizer, Rhyme, Rhyme Scheme Poetry - 2: Figurative Language, Analyzing Poetry Using the TPCASTT Organizer Poetry - 3: Types, Analyizing Poetry Using the TPCASTT Organizer Review;
Writing Poetry
Preparation for State Standardized Tests February
(ALWAYS sent in the month of Feb unless requested otherwise)
(1) Prose Constructed Response (Extended Response) Writing
(2) Reading Comprehension Analysis by
      (a) Organizing Information with Graphics
      (b) Finding Support
      (c) Inferring
March Present Perfect Tense Past & Future Perfect Tense;
PCR
Letters Review
10 April Linking, Action, & Helping Verbs;
PCR
Continuous Tenses: Present & Past Continuous Tenses: Future;
Fables
Review;
Fables
11
(Final Testing)
May Review of Months 8-10 and Testing

Grade appropriate comprehension and vocabulary word lists are included in each week's packet.



Curriculum Samples
  • Sample 1  
  • Sample 2



Other Program(s)
for This Grade:

5th Grade Math
5th Grade Science

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