Grade 5

Fifth Grade Curriculum Blueprints for 2020-2021

For fifth grade families, below is an overview of what your child will be learning this year in the areas of literacy development, STEM, and social studies.

Note that there are three versions of these blueprints, reflecting the three different sequences of science units for our elementary schools.

English Language Arts / Spanish Language Arts Pilots

Additionally, OUSD is engaged in a selection process for new curriculum for elementary English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts. A committee of teachers, parents and other educators will make a recommendation for adoption by Spring 2021. Please see materials below from the two programs currently being piloted.

Benchmark

The schools listed below are utilizing the Benchmark curriculum. For an overview of the unit themes and essential questions in Advance, click here. For an overview of the unit themes and essential questions in Adelante, click here. Greater detail can be seen in the yearlong scope and sequence documents for each grade level, viewable here.

Dual Language Schools:
Bridges Academy at Melrose
Community United Elementary School
Global Family Elementary
Greenleaf Elementary
Esperanza Elementary
International Community School
Melrose Leadership Academy
Manzanita SEED (grades 4-5)

Bilingual schools:
East Oakland Pride Elementary

EL Education

The schools listed below are piloting one or more modules of the EL Education curriculum. Click here for an overview of the content covered in each module, along with highlighted texts for each.

Allendale Elementary
Bella Vista Elementary
Brookfield Village Elementary
Burckhalter Elementary
Carl Munck Elementary
Emerson
Futures
EnCompass Academy
Garfield Elementary
Grass Valley
Hoover Elementary
Horace Mann Elementary
Howard Elementary
Madison Park Academy
Melrose Leadership
New Highland Academy
Parker Elementary
Reach Academy
RISE Community School