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 Curriculum Overview - Grade 5


 Language Arts

York Suburban School District follows the Pennsylvania Standards of teaching children to read, write, speak and listen.  These skills are incorporated into a Balanced Literacy Framework including:  Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Self-Selected Reading, Writing and Word Work.

Throughout the year fifth grade students will:

  •  learn to read independently by using before, during and after reading strategies through reading workshop, guided reading and literature circles
  •  read and understand content in all academic areas
  •  read all types of literature and construct meaning through discussion and written responses
  • actively participate in the writing process – prewriting, drafting, editing, conferencing, revising and publishing
  • produce quality narrative, informational and persuasive writing
  • learn to listen and respond to others and to literature
  •  participate in sharing, discussions, directions, explanations, reports and oral readings
  • be able to select a topic and gather information for a research presentation


York Suburban School District uses Everyday Mathematics as the core instructional program and follows the Pennsylvania Standards of teaching children to understand and apply mathematical concepts.

Throughout the year fifth grade students will:

Numbers and Operations - Base Ten

  • Apply place-value concepts to show an understanding of operations and roundings as they pertain to whole numbers and decimals
  • Extend an understanding of operations with whole numbers to perform operations including decimals

Numbers and Operations - Fractions

  •  Use the understanding of equivalency to add and subtract fractions
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions


Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Interprt and evaluate numerical expressions using order of operations
  • Analyze patterns and relationships using two rules


  • Graph point in the first quadrant on the coordinate plane and interpret these points when solving real world and mathematical problems
  • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on an understanding of their properties

Measurement and Data

  • Solve problems involving conversions within a given measurement system
  • Represent and interpret data using appropriate scaleSolve problems involving computation of fractions using information provided in a line plot
  • Apply concepts of volume to solve problems and relate volume to multiplication and addition


York Suburban School District promotes the scientific process in the study and exploration of science units.

In fifth grade, students will be learning about and be provided with opportunities to complete projects in the areas of:

  •       Matter and its Properties
  •     Earth Science

-          Oceanography

-          Soil Types, Rocks, and Minerals

-          Volcanoes and Earthquake

  •    Weather
  •  The Scientific Method

 Social Studies

York Suburban School District promotes the exploration of American History and geography through reading, research, and projects.

In fifth grade, students will learn about and be provided with opportunities for related projects in the following areas:

  •    Colonization of America
  •   Causes and results of the American Revolution
  •    Development of the United States government
  •    Louisiana Purchase
  •   War of 1812
  •   California Gold Rush
  •   Causes and results of the Civil War
  •   50 states and capitals



The York Suburban School District is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, ancestry, sex, age, marital status or handicap, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Action of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, in its activities, educational and vocational programs and in its recruitment and employment practices. Inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the ADA and the implementing regulations may be referred to the Superintendent, 1800 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403, telephone (717) 885-1210.