Grade 5

Welcome to Grade 5! The final year of elementary school is both memorable and challenging as students have a variety of opportunities to increase their levels of independence and responsibility. In Reading Workshop, students read a variety of genres as they aim to improve stamina and reading comprehension. They explore topics to enhance their understanding of real-world concepts and issues. In Writing Workshop, students use the writing process to plan, create, and publish a variety of narrative, persuasive, and informational essays. Writing stamina is also a primary focus for students as they use Chromebooks to support research collection, typing skills, and written output. In Math, students interact with a variety of math topics and heavily focus on fractions and decimals. Students are expected to use multiple strategies to find solutions to problems. The science curriculum provides students many opportunities to use the scientific method as they interact with principles of energy, sounds, light, and phases of the moon. In Social Studies, students look deeper into how geography, economics, and religion affect a community or society. Teachers work diligently with students throughout the year to support individual learning needs and empower students with the necessary strategies to ensure a successful and positive middle school transition.



Classlink - Single sign-on for multiple links and resources

videos and reading on a variety of topics (username/password required)

PebbleGo-readings, videos, and pictures on various nonfiction topics (username/password required)

Lexia Learning - technology-based reading skill program(username/password required)

TrueFlix - social studies and science reading and resources
Typing Club - Keyboarding Practice (password required)

Epic! Reading - For use in school only (password required.) Fiction and Non-fiction books online

Free Rice - practice fact fluency and vocabulary, and feed the hungry of the world as you work


Dreambox Learning - access our school log-in page

Front Row Math
- math practice (username/password required)

Interactive Math Websites and Apps for Kids- document listing and describing various interactive math resources

IXL - math/language arts practice

XtraMath - math fact practice (username/password required)

Prodigy Game - A role-playing adventure that uses math to power your spells Turtle Academy - LOGO emulator for practice at home
Free Rice
- practice fact fluency and vocabulary, and feed the hungry of the world as you work


Library Catalog (Destiny) - online access to Griswold School catalog
BrainPop - entertaining and educational videos and quizzes (username/password required) Noodle Tools - citation assistant for bibliographies Google Translate - translate audio and text from one language to another Celestial White Noise - play to calm your mind and improve focus WeVideo - video making software

Keyboarding Links

Please be aware: Many of the apps below are free to use, but support themselves with advertising. Berlin Public Schools does not endorse anything advertised on these sites. TypingClub (Free Version): A free version of the software you used in Grade 4. You can jump to any level, but you will not be able to save your progress

Type Online UK - lessons and exercises to work through - great lessons for students in need of a refresher - more lessons for student use.

BBC - easy games for fun Links

Grade 5

Kristin Beaudet

Elizabeth Spinella

Michelle Wade

Danielle Gemmell