fifth grade graphicTechnology-Rich Learning Experiences for Fifth Graders

The following resources are designed for fifth graders and their teachers.


Subject Areas


Fifth Grade Language Arts

Publisher Language Arts Resources

Houghton Mifflin Reading - Grade 5

Houghton Mifflin Power Proofreading

Houghton Mifflin KidViews
Find and submit book reviews

Houghton Mifflin Wacky Web Tales
Write Mad-Libs on a variety of topics. Includes parts of speech help and how to write a tale.

Scott Foresman Reading

Language Arts Sequenced Lesson Plans

GLC from Georgia Department of Education
Daily plans for language arts


42explore: Fantasy and Science Fiction

42explore: Figurative Language

42explore: Journal Writing

42explore: Mystery

42explore: Mythology

42explore: Oral History

42explore: Poetry

42explore: Skimming and Scanning

42explore: Mark Twain

42explore: Writing

Interactive Activities

Art Tales
Tell stories with wildlife art.

Book Adventure
Quizzes based on books

Grid Club Language Arts Games
Lots of interactive games on English concepts.

Great online, story building tool.

Listen and Write Poetry
Explore the Rap Realm, Wonderwords, Simile Satellite, and Free Style.

Naturescapes - Tiered Reading
Building your own with the Video and Image Starter Resources.

Play Magnetic Poetry - regular or kid's poetry
Write poems, submit poems, read poems and evaluate poems

Print and Go from Grid Club
Create a book, story, bookmark, poster, postcard, membership, paper, etc.

ReadWrite Think: Student Materials
Interactive tools that support national language arts standards.

ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plans 3-5

Weekly Reader - Fifth Grade

Starters for Narrative, Persuasive, & Expository Writing

The following bullets are K-12 resources. Explore the following resources for writing project ideas:


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Fifth Grade Math


AAA Math - Grade 5

BBC Math Files
Games about numbers, data handling, share space & measure, and algebra.

GLC from Georgia Department of Education
Daily plans for math

Harcourt Math Games for Grade 5

Houghton Mifflin - Test Prep Practice - Grade 5
Chapter 4 (Division and Equations), Chapter 7 (Number Theory, Addition/Subtraction of Fractions), Chapter 8 & 9 (Multiplication/Division of Fractions), Chapter 10 (Geometry/Measurement), Chapter 11 (Ratio & Percent), Chapter 12 (Integers & Coordinate Plane)
A score is provided at the end.

Houghton Mifflin - Test Quest: Be a Better Test-Taker - Grade 5
Ideas for test taking. Contains audio and examples.

Houghton Mifflin - Brain Teasers - Grade 5
A dozen brain teasers related to math topics. Could be printed.

Houghton Mifflin - Math Games - Grade 5
Four great math review games.

Houghton Mifflin - E Math Manipulatives - Grade 5
A dozen eManipulatives for many areas including fractions and decimals.

Geometic Shapes and Figures from 42explore

Middle School Math - Scholastic Math Hunt

Statistics & Probability from 42explore

Teach 4 Kids Math - 5th Grade

Math Sequenced Lesson Plans

GLC from Georgia Department of Education
Daily plans for math

Interactive Activities

Cat Math

Cool Math 4 Kids

Create a Graph from NCES

Fifth Grade Math! from KidPort

Figure This: Take a Challenge

Illuminations from NCTM
Many interactive activities to match national math standards.

Grid Club Math Games
Lots of interactive games on math concepts.

Let's Graph - Grades 5-9

ReviseWise Maths from BBC
Activities on numbers, data handling, shape, space, measure, and mental math.

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Fifth Grade Science


Elementary Science
Resources for Grades 4-5

Grid Club Science Games
Lots of interactive games on science concepts.

Harcourt Science Video Update
Lots of short video clips on a wide range of science topics.

ReviseWise Science from BBC

Science from BBC

Life Science

Scott Foresman: Life Science
Living things, reproduction, change, adaptations, ecology

Independence and Adaptation from BBC
Games and quiz.

Yucky Roach World

Yucky Worm World

Physical Science

Scott Foresman: Physical Science
Matter, motion, energy, electrical energy

42explore: Electricity

Changing Circuits from BBC
Game and quiz.

Changing State from BBC
Game and quiz

Forces in Action from BBC
Game and quiz.

Gas All Around Us from BBC
Game and quiz

How Stuff Works

Reversible and Irreversible Changes from BBC
Game and quiz

Solids and Liquids from BBC
Game and quiz

Earth Science

Scott Foresman: Earth Science
Changing earth, earth's resources, climate, astronomy.

42explore: Drought

42explore: Recycle - Reduce - Reuse

42explore: Rocks and Minerals

42explore: Soils

42explore: Weather

Mineral Matters

Rock Hounds

What is El Nino?

Human Body

Scott Foresman: Human Body
Respiration and Excretion, healthy life

42explore: Respiratory System

Body System WebLesson

Vaccinations for Cancer? - Harcourt News Break

New Vaccinations for Old Virus - Harcourt News Break

Illinois Standards - Health Resources

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Fifth Grade Social Studies

Social Studies
(US Revolution: 1700s through Civil War)



42explore: Automobile

42explore: Buffalo Soldiers

42explore: Cinco de Mayo

42explore: Civil Rights Movement

42explore: Civil War

42explore: Colonial Life

42explore: Explorers

42explore: Gold Rush

42explore: Holocaust

42explore: Immigration

42explore: Industrial Revolution

42explore: Japanese-American Internment Camps

42explore: Labor Movement

42explore: Latino-Hispanic Heritage

42explore: Lewis and Clark

42explore: Old West

42explore: Orphan Trains

42explore: Oregon Trail

42explore: Pioneer Life

42explore: Pony Express

42explore: Native Americans

42explore: Railroads

42explore: Revolutionary War

42explore: Underground Railroad

42explore: Vietnam War

42explore: Wagons

42explore: War of 1812

42expore: Women's Suffrage Movement

42explore: World War I

42explore: World War II

Learn about Native Americans

General American History

Our Story in History
Fun activities including building a sod house, being a historian, and creating a hide painting.

Postal Service History from Smithsonian
Binding the Nation
Customers and Communities
Moving the Mail

Hall of Presidents from Smithsonian

A Home in the Heartland Online
Life in Illinois from 1700 to present

Quilts, Counterpanes & Throws from Smithsonian

American Revolutionary War & Colonial Life

42explore: Colonial Life

42explore: Revolutionary War

Age of Revolution from Smithsonian

Colonial House from PBS
Explore a Colonial House

Liberty's Kids from PBS Kids
Be a Reporter - three students contribute their stories.
Then and Now - make your own comparison
Mystery Guest - write your own clues for your person in PowerPoint

Order in the Court: Colonial Williamsburg

Star Spangled Banner - Smithsonian

You Be the Historian from the Smithsonian
Fun simulation about life and artifacts from 200 years ago.

War of 1812

42explore: War of 1812

Civil War

42explore: Buffalo Soldiers

42explore: Civil War

Black Civil War Soldiers Honored - Harcourt News Break


Explorers based on Illinois Standards (For Teachers)

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BBC Schools - Ages 4-11



Getting Students Connected - Grade 5

Grade 5 Curriculum Links for Shrewsbury Public Schools

Kid's Hub

Teacher Tap

Teacher Tap: Content Area Websites

Fifth Grade Skills from Internet4classrooms


Scholastic Activities

Teacher Pages

Mrs. Fanzen's Fantastic Fifth Graders,1876,17132-172528-21-38587,00.html

Mrs. Silverman's Webfolio

Mr. Cottle's Fifth Grade Page

Teacher Tap: Teacher and Classroom Pages


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Developed by Annette Lamb, 1/04. Updated 5/05.