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5th Grade

Discover what's going on in your fifth grader's classroom, and find out how you can encourage his educational development at home. Build his academic skills and enhance his learning experience with these resources, to help him succeed in school.

Animals and Their Colorful Markings

A list of animals that have colorful markings to either attract a mate or ward off predators. read more

Antibacterial Drugs

Antibiotics are the subject of this article which is followed by comprehension questions. read more

Around the World

This printable will give your children practice with their map and Spanish skills. read more

Blue Whale Table

Children answer word problems and fill out a table from information given. read more

Climate Activities

This activity helps children understand that weather and climate are affected by many factors. read more

Constipation Word Search

This printable challenges kids to see how many words they can form out of the word C-O-N-S-T-I-P-A-T-I-O-N. read more

Do You Know What Your Fifth Grader Should Know?

Will she learn phonics, or study Shakespeare this year? Find out with this quiz. read more


Children use exponents to rewrite expressions given. read more

Fall into Rhyme

Children write a Fall poem and explore rhyming patterns. read more

Fifth Grade Science and Health

Fifth Grade Science and HealthThe goal of science study Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade 4 and after. I suspect that this happens because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Not an easy task -- but one that is critically important. read more

Fifth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School

Print this guide of fun and educational activities to help prepare students during the summer for the fifth-grade school year. The packet includes practice with analogies, suggestions for summer reading, a "test" for becoming an American citizen, lessons on the U.S. Constitution, a worksheet comparing fractions, decimals, and percents, and more! See our summer learning guides for sixth grade and other grades. read more

Functions and Structure of the Cardiovascular System

Explore how blood flows from the heart to the lungs and back again. This is a great worksheet for learning about the cardiovascular system. read more

Functions and Structure of the Digestive System

Learn about the structure and function of the digestive system and how it works. read more

Functions and Structures of the Respiratory System

A worksheet which will help your child understand the functions and the structure of the respiratory system. read more

Geometry Game

Keep the kids busy with this geometry puzzle, which asks them to see which shapes can be folded into square boxes. read more

Geometry Word Search

This printable will help your kids learn about geometry terms, while finding them in a word search. read more

Gold Production

Children solve word problems about gold production. read more

He Drives Me Up the Wall! Idiom

Children write about the meaning of this everyday idiom. read more

How They Grow in Fifth Grade

How They Grow in Fifth GradeWhere They AreThe average ten-year-old has a positive approach to life. She: read more

Is Your Child Ready for Middle School?

Do you know whether your child is socially prepared for this school year? Take our quiz and find out. read more

Language Arts in Fifth Grade

Language Arts in Fifth Grade read more

Leftovers Riddle

In order to answer the riddle, kids must fill in the crossword puzzle on this printable. read more

Literary Terms

Identify the setting, plot, point of view, theme, and main characters of a realistic fiction selection. read more

Magic Squares - Critical Thinking

Children use critical thinking skills to make magic squares. read more

Main Divisions of the Brain

A great diagram to learn the main divisions of the brain and how the brain works. read more

Mathematics in the Fifth Grade

Mathematics in the Fifth GradeWhat kids should learn in Math read more

Measuring Your ZZZ's

Kids can practice their measuring and ruler skills with this printable, which asks them to solve a math riddle. read more

Median and Mode

Children determine median and mode from reading a stem and leaf plot and a number line. read more

Mental Math

A variety of math problems are presented for children to solve mentally. read more

Misleading Graphs

By looking at misleading graphs and trying to use the data, children will become aware of considerations to make when using bar graphs. read more