Here is a general scope and sequence for the 5th grade curriculum:
(Please note that not all teachers cover the same material in this order or at the same time)

Subject
September
October
November
December
January
Reading
Back to School/Initial STAR Report
M.E.A.P. Practice
Theme 1 : Nature’s Fury
M.E.A.P.
Cont. Theme 1: Nature’s Fury
Battle Kick-off
Begin Theme 2: Give It All You’ve Got
-Ties in with Language Arts Wax Museum
Theme 2: Give It All You’ve Got
Theme 4: Person to Person
-Ties in with Language Arts Autobiography
Language Arts
TRAITS:
  • Ideas
  • Conventions
Writing Workshop:
  • Descriptive Piece
TRAITS:
  • Organization
Writing Workshop:
  • Descriptive Piece
TRAITS:
  • Word Choice

Writing Workshop:
  • Narrative Piece
TRAITS:
  • Voice

Writing Workshop:
  • Narrative Piece
TRAITS:
  • Fluency

Writing Workshop:
  • Wax Museum Project
Literature Circles
Reading Workshop
Leveled Reading
Independent Novels
Reading Workshop
Leveled Reading
Independent Novels
Reading Workshop
Leveled Reading
Independent Novels
Reading Workshop
Leveled Reading
Independent Novels
Reading Workshop
Leveled Reading
Independent Novels
Mathematics
Everyday Math
Unit 1 (1.1-1.9)
Unit 2 (2.1-2.2)
M.E.A.P.
Everyday Math
Unit 2 (2.3-2.10)
Unit 3 (3.1-3.9)
Everyday Math
Unit 3 (3.10)
Unit 4 (4.1-4.7)
Unit 5 (5.1-5.2)
Everyday Math
Unit 5 (5.3-5.12)
Everyday Math
Unit 6 (6.1-6.10)
Mid Year Assessment
Science
· MEAP review
· Mixtures and Solutions
●Mixtures and Solutions (cont.)
● Energy
● Energy (cont.)
●Energy (cont.)
●Motion and Design
Social Studies
●Map Skills/ Geography
● Native Americans and Their Land ●Native American Culture Regions
●Native American Culture Regions
● Why Europeans Left for the New World
●Routes of Exploration to the New World
●Early English Settlements
●Comparing the Colonies
●Facing Slavery
Subject
February
March
April
May
June
Reading
Continue Theme 4: Person to Person
Begin Theme 3: Voices of the Revolution – Ties in with Social Studies Revolutionary War
Finish Theme 3: Voices of the Revolution
Begin Theme 6: Animal Encounters
Continue Theme 6: Animal Encounters
Begin Theme 5: One Land, Many Trails
Continue Theme 5: One Land, Many Trails
Final STAR test
Language Arts
Writing Workshop:
  • Wax Museum Project
Writing Workshop:
  • Poetry
  • Autobiography
Writing Workshop:
  • Poetry
  • Autobiography
Writing Workshop:
  • Persuasive Essay using CDV’s/ Position Papers
District Writing Prompt
Literature Circles
Reading Workshop
Leveled Reading
Independent Novels
Reading Workshop
Leveled Reading
Independent Novels
Reading Workshop
Leveled Reading
Independent Novels
Reading Workshop
Leveled Reading
Independent Novels
Reading Workshop
Leveled Reading
Independent Novels
Mathematics
Everyday Math Unit 7 (7.1-7.11)
Everyday Math
Unit 8 (8.1-8.12) Unit 9 (9.1-9.2)
Everyday Math
Unit 9 (9.3-9.10) Unit 10 (10.1-10.3)
Everyday Math
Unit 10 (10.4-10.9) Unit 11 (11.1-11.7) Unit 12 (12.1-12.4)
Unit 12 (12.5-12.7)
End of Year Assessment
Science
●Motion and Design (cont.)
●Finish Motion and Design
●Magnets and Motors
●Magnets and Motors (cont.)
●Reproductive Health/HIV
Social Studies
●Life in Colonial Williamsburg
●Growing Tensions between the Colonies and Britain
●To Declare Independence or Not
●The Declaration of Independence
●The Revolutionary War
●The Constitution
●The Bill of Rights
●Core Democratic Values – Taking a Stand on Public Policy Issues
●Mini-Society