“Students in grade 5 are focused on developing comprehension strategies that will enable them to manipulate grade-level texts of appropriate complexity and communicate effectively both in writing and in speaking. Students will begin to anchor their inquiries and responses firmly to the text, whether literary or informational, using increasingly specific and relevant evidence to support their claims and inferences. Students’ analytical skills will extend to identifying main idea/theme, understanding character and plot development, and evaluating the impact of word choice. Additionally, students will identify structural elements in text such as scenes and chapters, distinguish narrative voice, understand the impact of aesthetic elements, and make logical connections. Complexity levels are assessed based upon a variety of indicators.” (Source: Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence).
Faith Lutheran School’s English Language Arts is composed of several other academic areas. The academic areas that are included in our English Language Arts program include Literature, Writing, Grammar-English, Vocabulary, and Spelling. Our ELA utilizes an integrated system of these areas that build as skills are mastered leading to strong reading and writing skills.
Our curriculum utilizes Shurley English, Scott Foresman Spelling and Vocabulary, and a variety of novels.
Our middle school English Language Arts curriculum is aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).
Honor God: Gladly hearing, learning, and obeying God’s Word. Regularly examine oneself, considering God’s Word, and recognize my need for God’s love, forgiveness, and grace found only in Jesus.
Academic Areas Covered:
Literature, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary
Continuing the last year of a three-year study of United States history, 5th graders begin with a study of 19th century industry and innovation in the United States and culminate with the study of the events and the impact of September 11, 2002. The geography strand emphasizes the influence of geography on U.S. history during these same time periods. In the civics/government strand, students learn about the rights of citizens contained within the Constitution and how changes made over time to the Constitution protect the rights of all citizens. In the economic strand, students explore ways consumers and producers impact the American economy. The Georgia Studies Weekly series supplements the standards and topics addressed in 5th grade.