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5th Grade

Health

·         Lifestyle

o   Communicate the value of exercise and activity

o   Identify strategies for managing stress

o   Discuss the importance of a positive self-image

·         Disease

o   State causes and prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases

o   Discuss the differences between bacteria and viruses

·         Body Systems

o   Define integrated functioning and interrelationships of the body systems

o   Explain the relationship among cells, tissues, organs, and body systems

o   Learn how to check your own heart rate

Religion

·         To understand the Church is “the people of God” on earth and the sign of God’s presence in the world today

·         To acquire knowledge of the doctrines of the Church in an age appropriate manner

·         To develop an appreciation of and participation in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church

·         To develop an appreciation of the Scriptures as God’s inspired word

·         To form a conscience according to the teachings of the Church, so that they can make correct moral decisions

·         To realize as Catholics, the responsibility to become actively involved in the mission of the Church as servant to the world

·         To know and recite important prayers, develop a prayer life, and be provided with experiences for various forms of prayer

·         To be aware that they are members of a global community and share a responsibility for each other’s welfare.

·         New Testament books/authors/location in the bible

·         Age-appropriate understanding of:  the Sainthood, our Blessed Mother, Mary, and the sacraments

·         Structure of the Mass including its symbolisms, identify liturgical cycle by seasons, practices, customs and colors.

Language Arts

·         To read a wide range of print and non-print (including fiction and nonfiction, classical and contemporary works) text

·         To build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the culture of the United States and the world

·         To acquire new information

·         To find personal fulfillment and enjoyment from reading

·         To read a wide range of literature from many  periods and genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions of human experience

·         To apply spelling skills across the curriculum

·         To set purposes for listening (enjoyment, get information, solve problems)

·         To develop active and critical listening skills

·         To express him/herself clearly in formal and informal settings

·         To apply knowledge of language structure, written conventions, media techniques and figurative language to create print texts

·         To use written language to accomplish his/her own goals (learning, enjoyment, etc.)

·         To use six trait writing process

·         To write independently

·         To understand and use a variety of writing formats needed on different types of essays

·         Develop research technique, formation of paper, sources gathering information, oral presentation

·         Verbal analogies

·         Literary appreciation by identifying:  Character traits from action, dialogue and author’s description, characters of legends, types of historical fiction, and conflict, imagery, and tone within a story or its characters
Identify and demonstrate proper use of:  objects of preposition, appositives, demonstrative pronouns, troublesome verbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections