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5th Grade

​I can recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right.

I can recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.

I can read, write, and compare decimals to the thousandths using word form, base ten numerals, and expanded form.

I can write and evaluate multi-step expressions using parentheses, brackets, or braces.

I can fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using a variety of strategies.

I can determine whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors using a variety of strategies.

I can add decimals to hundredths using concrete models, drawings, or other strategies.

I can subtract decimals to hundredths using concrete models, drawings, or other strategies.

I can multiply decimals to hundredths using concrete models, drawings, or other strategies.

I can divide decimals to hundredths using concrete models, drawings, or other strategies.

I can form ordered pairs from patterns and graph them on a coordinate plane.

I can use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions (including mixed numbers).

I can multiply a fraction or mixed number by a fraction or mixed number.

I can use equivalent fractions to write fractions as decimals and compare fractions.

I can divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions.

I can convert between units of measure for length, weight, and capacity.

I can solve multi-step problems using measurement conversions.

I can solve problems by making and analyzing a line plot with a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit.

I can classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.

I can measure volume of rectangular prisms by counting unit cubes, packing unit cubes, and applying a formula.

I can find volumes of solid figures composed of two non-overlapping right rectangular prisms by adding the volumes of the non-overlapping parts.

Social Studies
​I can explain and compare the rights and duties of being a citizen across the world

I can compare major forms of governments in the world.

I can identify and explain the physical features of the world

I can analyze where and why people live where they do in the World

I can explain the cause and effect of a specific historical event or person in the US from 1800 to the present

I can explain the relationship between profit and sales.

I can explain how scarcity and competition influence decision making.

​I can independently read, for a period of forty minutes continuously, and understand text at a 5th grade level. (F&P end of year level V)

I can use direct quotes to support ideas about the text’s theme and when comparing and contrasting two or more story elements.

I can draw inferences from a text.

I can describe how a narrator's or character’s point of view influences how a story is told.

I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

I can quote accurately when explaining what an informational text says explicitly or when making an inference.

I can determine two or more main ideas and key details in an informational text that support them, and summarize the text.

I can understand academic vocabulary in 5th grade science and social studies texts.

I can compare and contrast two or more informational texts’ structures (compare and contrast, cause and effect, chronological).

I can analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

I can write an opinion piece that includes an introduction that states an opinion, support the opinion with facts, transition words between paragraphs and an ending section or statement that relates to the opinion.

I can write an informational piece that introduces a topic with information grouped into paragraphs that includes text features (e.g. illustrations, headings), precise vocabulary words, facts, definitions and quotes transition words between informational sections and an ending statement or section that relates to the information in the writing.

I can write a narrative (either fictional or personal) that establishes a character or narrator, includes how the character reacts to events, uses time order transitions, includes dialogue and precise literary language, and provides a sense of closure at the end.

I can write about reading (either literary or informational text).

I can conduct research and present a report about a topic.

I can participate in class discussions and small collaborative groups by listening, asking questions, sharing ideas, and building on the ideas of others.

​I can use my singing voice.

I can read, notate, and use music vocabulary accurately.

I can move accurately with a variety of music.

I can play a variety of instruments with correct technique

I can participate and contribute positively in music.

​I can develop a model to show that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

I can provide evidence that matter is conserved even though it changes state.

I can compare and contrast different materials based on their properties.

I can design an experiment that will identify various material properties.

I can conduct an experiment to discover if new substances are created when two or more substances are mixed together.

I can use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

I can support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.

I can develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers & the environment.

I can build a model to show ways that the geosphere, the biosphere, the hydrosphere, and/ or the atmosphere interact.

I can describe and graph the amounts of water in various places on Earth.

I can find and use information about how communities protect the Earth’s resources and environment.

I can represent how objects in different locations would be drawn to the earth’s center by gravitational forces.

I can explain why some stars, including the sun, appear brighter than others.

I can evaluate data that reveals patterns of daily changes in shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of stars in the night sky.

I can demonstrate knowledge of color theory

I can apply knowledge of tools and materials

I can analyze components of visual imagery that convey messages


I can explain my artwork or portfolio of work

I can identify good application of design principles

I can utilize technology to present artwork


I can compare and contrast with the interpretation of others

I can speculate about processes an artist uses to create a work of art


I can create artworks that reflect community, tradition, and cultural influences

I can identify art concepts in the world around me

I can interpret art to learn more about the beliefs of others, as well as, a means to express my own beliefs