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5th Grade Online Curriculum

This is the last year of elementary school, and at this level, parents are already looking forward to getting their child into middle school. Of course, this is the stage where students have to brace up for the tasks ahead. That’s why our curriculum helps to cement and consolidate all what our students have learned in their elementary days.

This page gives you details of what your child will learn in this curriculum

What do Fifth Graders Learn?

Here, students are made to handle more complicated and challenging math concepts like fractions, decimals, and exponents. They will also have to step up their science and social studies vocabulary. Their grammar skills should improve tremendously too. To prepare them for middle school, we introduce them to some of the concepts they’ll learn in 6th grade.

Here are some of what your child will learn in fifth grade.

  • They’ll learn how to compare and contrast themes and topics
  • How to identify and locate various climate zones all over the world
  • Students will learn how to multiply two fractions
  • They’ll understand the Earth’s four spheres and their relationship with the water cycle
  • Fifth-grade students will learn how to use transition words and how to conclude a write-up

Find out how Let’s Read English can prepare your child for middle school from our 5th grade scope and sequence and our  5th grade lesson plans  pages.

5th Grade Curriculum Overview

An excellent fifth-grade curriculum should help your child master several important concepts, and it should also introduce them to new advanced content that will prepare them for middle school. Now, students should be able to write all kinds of essays and compositions. They should be able to read a passage and understand it enough to analyze it. A fifth-grade student should understand what a writer implies in a text without expressly stating it.

Also, students should go a little deeper in probability, geometry, algebra, fractions, and decimals. When looking for a good fifth-grade curriculum, you should ask the following questions.

  • Are the materials taught with real-life applications?
  • Are the students assessed regularly to track their mastery?
  • Do students have opportunities to practice what they have learned?
  • Do the learning activities in your curriculum promote problem-solving and critical thinking skills?
  • Does the curriculum make learning engaging and fun for students?

5th Grade Math Curriculum

By now, students should be on top of mathematical operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They should be getting ready to go deeper into more complex processes like algebra and exponents. This is where we step in. Let’s Read English’s 5th Grade curriculum introduces them to these more complex concepts this year.


For more detailed information, visit ourMath Curriculum for 5th graders  page.

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5th Grade Language Arts Curriculum

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In this grade, students should exhibit mastery of their previous knowledge and learn new skills here. Fifth graders should be able to read different types of text and understand them. They should also be able to read questions, interpret them, and provide intelligent answers. Students should be able to write simple essays that are clear and devoid of spelling errors and grammatical blunders at this age and level.


Learn more about our Language Arts Curriculum for 5th graders page.

5th Grade Science Curriculum

Our science program for a fifth grade can be offered as a core course, and you can decide to take it as a supplement. We follow the Engage-Explore-Explain-Elaborate-Evaluate model. It is also called the 5E instructional model. To achieve this, we put our students through online activities coupled with offline projects.


Learn more on our Science Curriculum for 5th graders page.

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5th Grade Social Studies Curriculum

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Although students all over the world find social studies boring, we have changed the dynamics. Right now, our students look forward to every social studies lesson. We make the subject interesting by making it interactive. Also, Let’s Read English allows the student to progress at their own individual pace. These lessons are presented in a particular order, but parents have the liberty to change the order.

Here, we teach our students about the earliest societies like the Phoenicians and the Olmec civilizations. To make the lectures interesting, they are presented in chronological order. According to our curriculum, students will also learn about the Ancient Greek Empire and the U.S. history.

For more details, visit our Social Studies Curriculum for 5th graders page.

How to School a Fifth Grader Online?

One reason why online school is better is its 24-hour availability and accessibility. Your child can log in and take his lessons at the most convenient time for the student. Also, we present study materials in a suggested sequence, but our students can study them in their preferred order. To make it easier for students and their parents, we give them complete information on:

  • Getting started
  • Creating a schedule
  • Subjects and learning objectives
  • Suggested reading and more

Learn more about how to school fifth grade online here.

Why Choose Let’s Read English 5th Grade Online Curriculum

We have been teaching students online for several years, and we get better every year. Also, we have a research department that comes up with the best way to impart knowledge online for various grades. This is why we always say that our curriculum is work-in-progress.

We can tell you that no topic is boring or difficult for students. It’s the teaching approach that makes the difference. That’s why we include interactive sessions in all our lessons. Over the years, Let’s Read English has transformed supposedly dull students into the best students in their classes. It is not magic, and neither is it fluke. It is our experience. We can work the same magic on your child.

Despite our knowledge, experience, and expertise in teaching students, we listen to suggestions from parents. Nobody knows it all. Listening to parents’ requests has also paid off big time.

Our award-winning curriculum teaches using a fun, interactive approach that works well for children with different learning styles. Also, as a IBCCES certified autism resource, many students with special needs thrive when using our engaging, self-paced curriculum.

Although most families use our fifth-grade curriculum as their core school program, many families also use it for summer learning or after-school skill building. Here are some of the benefits of our curriculum.

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As a Full CurriculumAs a Supplement
  • There are curriculum calculators and activity planners with which parents can plan their child’s lesson for the year.
  • There are fun activities at the end of every lesson.
  • Our grading system and record updates are automated and in real-time.
  • A comprehensive curriculum teaches math, language arts, science, and social studies.
  • There’s a detailed lesson plan for every lesson. So, students can know what to expect in each lesson.
  • Friendly customer support team available by phone, email, and chat to answer questions.
  • The grade levels are adjustable so students can take lessons from other grades.
  • Online lessons can be accessed anywhere and anytime because the course is available 24/7.
  • There’s no contractual obligation involved. You can quit your membership anytime.
  • Supplemental worksheets available for some activities provide extra practice and help reinforce online lessons.
  • Students have the liberty to repeat quizzes, tests, and lessons until mastery is achieved.
  • Students are free to change the order of the lessons.
  • The fees are low and affordable

FAQ About Homeschooling 5th Grade

Typically, students in this grade are about 10 -11 years of age, but there are a few exceptions. Since we allow students to learn at their own pace, age should not be a determinant.

In math, fifth graders should handle addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and their mixture. Besides, they should be able to handle basic algebra and geometry.

In language arts, students should be able to read and comprehend passages enough to evaluate and analyze perfectly.  They should also exhibit a mastery of spelling, punctuation, and grammar in writing

Let the student read passages out loud while you listen. Make necessary corrections when and where necessary, and have the student read the same passage again and again until you’re satisfied.

Let the student take some writing quizzes. Give the student a topic to write about and assess his writing. Check his grammar, punctuations, and spelling. Quickly point out errors to the student, if any. This will build his vocabulary.

Test his ability to perform basic mathematical operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Most of all, reward good performance. This will make the student look forward to another lesson time.