What to Teach Your 5th Grader


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A scope and sequence plan (what to teach and when to teach it) is a guideline for core skills. There are hundreds of programs and publishing companies out there to deliberate over. Having a list of skills gives you, the teacher, an end goal and the freedom to get there the best way for you and your student.

This booklet is designed for the fifth-grade level but be aware that rarely have I met a child that is a fifth grader across the board. They may instead be an advanced reader competent at a 7th grade reading level but struggling to complete 3rd grade math or the other way around. Knowing that, you can spend less time on building reading skills and more time teaching math. Individualizing is one of the greatest benefits of overseeing your child’s education whether they are homeschooled, public or private schooled. Having a check off list of age-appropriate skills helps you to know if and when your child is on target with their education.

Raising children is a blessing—a fulltime, exhausting blessing! Greatest gift we ever received and the hardest gift to unwrap! Parenting comes without an instruction booklet and about the time you figure it out with baby #1, baby #2 is completely different! Committing to your children’s education whether you homeschool or are schooling due to covid, can seem overwhelming. Putting together schedules, identifying their strengths, weaknesses and building curriculum, lesson plans and then teaching, editing, and reteaching can be daunting. A scope and sequence list will help you follow your child’s progress and know exactly what they know and don’t know.

You’ve got this!

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