Grade 5

English Language Arts 5

Summit English Language Arts 5 provides a well-balanced approach to literacy that connects reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling into one integrated program. Dedicated time for keyboarding practice is also included. The course is made up of 12 units. Each unit contains workshops that center on one major focus (reading, writing, or word study) for instruction and reinforcement of big ideas. In reading workshops, students read independently in a variety of genres and formats—fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, magazines, and graphic novels—before exploring each text through various activities. In writing workshops, students analyze model writing samples and then work through the writing process to develop original compositions of their own. They learn about grammar, usage, and mechanics and apply those skills as they revise and proofread their work. In word study workshops, students grow their vocabulary by learning the meanings of groups of conceptually related words. Students also learn to focus on spelling patterns that are necessary to be fluent, proficient readers, writers, and spellers.

Details

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 120 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Math 5

Math 5 Summit is designed to support true depth of knowledge required by today’s standards. With rich content to form conceptual understanding and enough practice to support mastery, including time built-in for individualized independent practice, games, and offline practice, Summit Math 5 includes the tools and technology that students need to succeed in a blended learning environment. Summit Math 5 focuses on expanding understanding of operations with fractions, developing a greater fluency with operations with multi-digit numbers, expanding understanding of decimals, and learning to perform operations with decimals, learning about the coordinate plane, and exploring volume.

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Most materials will be delivered to your door. Any additional necessary items are easily found in a typical home.

Science 5

Students perform experiments, develop scientific reasoning, and recognize science in the world around them. They build a model of a watershed, test how cell membranes function, track a hurricane, and analyze the effects gravity. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Water Resources — water pollution; conservation; aquifers; watersheds; wetlands
  • The World’s Oceans — properties of ocean water; currents, waves, and tides; the ocean floor; marine organisms
  • Earth’s Atmosphere — layers; weather patterns, maps, and forecasts; fronts; El Niño; and the greenhouse effect
  • Forces of Motion — types of pushes or pulls; position and speed; inertia; energy as a measure of work; gravity and motion
  • Chemistry — structure of atoms; elements and compounds; the Periodic Table; chemical reactions; acids and bases
  • Cells and Cell Processes — structure; membrane function; respiration and photosynthesis; growth cycles; genes and DNA
  • Taxonomy of Plants and Animals — levels of classification; plants, animals, monerans, viruses, protists, and fungi
  • Animal Physiology — circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and immune systems

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Early American History 

The first half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the arrival of the first people in North America through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students investigate Native American civilizations; follow the path of European exploration and colonization; assess the causes and consequences of the American Revolution; examine the Constitution and the growth of the new nation; and analyze what led to the Civil War and its aftermath.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Art 5: Early American Art 

Following the timeline of the K¹² History program, Intermediate Art: American A introduces students to the artists, cultures, and great works of art and architecture of North America, from pre-Columbian times through 1877. Students will:

  • Study and create various works, both realistic and abstract, including sketches, masks, architectural models, prints, and paintings
  • Investigate the arts of the American Indians, and Colonial and Federal America
  • Create artworks inspired by works they learn about, using many materials and techniques—after studying John James Audubon’s extraordinary paintings of birds, students make bird paintings with realistic color and texture, and they make weavings inspired by the colors and patterns of Navajo blankets

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year 
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Spotlight on Music, 3-5

Get ready to travel the world through music as students explore and build foundational music skills with Spotlight on Music. This hands-on music course offers a variety of learning activities that include singing, dancing, virtual instruments, listening maps, authentic sound recordings with famous past and present artists, a player that allows students to customize key signatures, tempo, and lyrical highlighting, and playing the recorder. Six units in the course are organized into three sections: Spotlight on Concepts, Spotlight on Music Reading, and Spotlight on Celebrations. Students learn about these musical elements: duration, pitch, design, tone color, expressive qualities and cultural context, while exploring music from all over the world. Students also learn to read music and explore beat, meter, rhythm, melody, harmony, tonality, texture, form, tone color, dynamics, tempo, articulation, style, and music background. Students apply the music skills they are learning while performing seasonal and celebratory songs.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year 
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Physical Education 5

Students will develop the knowledge and skills they need to make positive fitness decisions to stay active, safe, and informed, as teenagers and adults. The lessons and activities introduce important aspects of physical health and fitness and focus on helping students learn new fitness skills and stay active. Students will set fitness goals and assess their progress throughout the course. Students will use daily Fitness Plans to guide their physical activity and Fitness Logs to track their activity.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 semester
  • Curriculum Provider: K12