5th Grade Curriculum


The Holy Bible
Building on the Rock; Stewardship, Summit Ministries
  • Teacher directed Bible study with multi-sensory follow-up activities
  • Praise and worship music
  • Corporate prayer time
  • Weekly chapel
  • Weekly scripture memory

Language Arts


Various novels,
A Skill-Based Reading Anthology, Perfection Learning
Nancy Fetzer’s Reading Connections, Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades

Students continue to develop comprehension and fluency
Nonfiction short stories are read and analyzed
Literature units revolve around compelling concepts from across the curriculum
  • Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  • Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
  • Under the Blood Red Sun, by Graham Salisbury
  • The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

Nancy Fetzer’s, Writing Curriculum, Using Rubrics to Improve Student Writing, Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades

Writing Genres:
  • Instructional and explanatory
  • Narratives/short stories
  • Responses to Literature
  • Report of information
  • Opinion writing
  • Persuasive writing
  • Poetry
Grammar - Easy Grammar Grade 5
Weekly spelling and vocabulary lessons – Purposeful Design and Scholastic
Keyboarding skills
Study skills/ test taking skills


Go Math!, Harcourt, Inc.
  • Systematically teaches math concepts through active participation
  • Introduces problem-solving success through early exposure and continual practice of key math concepts and fundamental concept connections
  • Exposes students to calendar, clock, money, measurement, calculators and computers
  • Students analyze data, see patterns, explore mathematical relationships and number theory
  • Continue working with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, fractions, decimals, integers, and percents
  • Beginning Algebra
  • Beginning Geometry
  • Consistent connections between math and language
  • Math vocabulary development
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Geo Boards
  • Board games designed to practice key math concepts and fine tune basic skills
  • Puzzles

Social Studies

Heritage Studies 5 for Christian Schools, Bob Jones University Press
Heritage Studies 5 for Christian Schools Workbook, Bob Jones University Press
  • Map study
  • U.S. Regions
  • Introduction to automobiles and airplanes
  • World Wars I and II
  • Economics
  • Famous Americans
  • The Great Depression
  • American Traditions
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Incorporates literature and biographies
  • Field Trips
  • Videos
  • Guest Speakers
  • Special Seasonal Events
  • Patriotic Music


Science 5, BJU Press

 This science curriculum is designed to help students develop knowledge of God, encourage Christian growth through the understanding of the Bible worldview, and promote science literacy.
  • Major units of study include creationism, minerals and rocks, fossils and dinosaurs, matter, energy and heat, weather, sound and light.
  • Students create and present a science fair project using the scientific method.
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Fields Trips
  • Demonstrations
  • Simulations
  • Lab indoors and outdoors

Co-Curricular Classes

  • Music
  • Spanish
  • PE
  • Library
  • Art
  • Keyboarding
  • Band