Fifth Grade Core Classes


                       LANGUAGE ARTS


Reading 5 provides engaging reading material for the 5th grade level. Presented in a colorful, richly illustrated format, the literature selections help students build reading comprehension, exercise critical thinking skills, and cultivate an appreciation of literature.






English 5 studies traditional grammar and guides students through the step-by-step use of the Writing Process for a variety of writing assignments, such as compare-contrast essays, persuasive business letters, research reports, and more. The student worktext provides guided practice, independent practice, chapter reviews, and cumulative reviews. The elementary English educational materials provides a good balance of grammar and writing instruction.






Fractions and other topics.  Now that students have learned basic operations with whole numbers, Epsilon covers these same operations with fractions. Fractions are presented in an intuitive way with visual explanations of equivalent fractions, common denominators, and fractions and numbers larger than 1. Fractions and operations are illustrated using our proprietary Fraction Overlay manipulatives





Volume 4 in Apologia's What We Believe series, What on Earth Can I Do? helps children understand what it means to be a "good and faithful servant" of God through a discussion of the biblical worldview of stewardship.

Designed around a notebooking concept, instructions provide opportunities for students to think and ponder the questions given, as well as consider their own thoughts in the "Make a Note of It"




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Science 5 explores God’s creation in a study of minerals and rocks, fossils, matter and heat, sound and light, weather, ecosystems, and the respiratory and circulatory systems. Students develop science process skills by participating in hands-on activities and projects. The Science 5 student text provides fascinating scientific information through understandable text, charts, diagrams, and colorful photographs and illustrations. The student text also contains detailed instructions for all experiments, activities, and projects.





America the Beautiful Part 1 begins with life before European colonization and continue through the first years of the Civil War. The second semester will use America the Beautiful Part 2 and begin with America's expansion into the West during the early 1800s and continue into modern times.  Lessons typically focus on an element such as a major event of the time period, an amazing creation God's placed in America, an American landmark, a biographical study, and notes on how daily life was lived at the time