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Fifth Grade Basic Skills

A list of skills typically taught in fifth grade.
Grades:
5
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A fifth grader needs to take almost full responsibility for her homework. She will be using assignment notepads and learning good studying and note-taking habits. In fifth grade, students will:
  • Follow all capitalization rules.
  • Use all punctuation marks appropriately.
  • Appreciate different forms of literature.
  • Increase their vocabularies through the use of synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and analogies.
  • Recognize and use all parts of speech.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals.
  • Recognize relationships between fractions, decimals, and percents.
  • Determine the perimeter of polygons and the area of squares and rectangles.
  • Use basic spelling rules.
  • Understand basic United States history, geography, economics, and government.

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