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.


Language Arts Links

R-A-Z Kids - Reading A-Z Literacy (password required) For use in school and at home. (For directions to RAZ Kids, please click here.)

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

FreedomFlix - Interactive Informational Books (focus on History and Geography)

TrueFlix - Interactive Informational Books (focus on Science and Social Studies)

Google Classroom - Link to your Berlin Google Account (password required)

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


Desmos 4-Function Calculator - for NGSS Exam

IXL Math - practice different skills with feedback for students and teachers

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

Xtra Math - fact fluency practice (password required)

Prodigy Game - A role-playing adventure that uses math to power your spells (you will need to create an account with your family first.)

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


WeVideo - Video making software 

BrainPop - entertaining and educational videos and quizzes

Noodle Tools - citation assistant for bibliographies

Library Home Page - teacher / student links listed

Library Catalog (Destiny) - online access to Willard School catalog

Celestial White Noise: Play to calm your mind and improve focus

Mad Libs Online: Use variables to make funny stories

Coding for Ms. Wheeler's Class- Programming Instruction Course for Mrs. Tibball's Class  Programming Instruction Course for Mrs. Fritsch's Class - Programming Instruction Course

Advanced Grade 5

Other Coding to Try - write code in Blockly, and see what other people are doing

Code Monster

Khan Academy - Learn JavaScript through these lessons

Hour of Code Activities - dozens of short courses for coding (all free)


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

Doorway Text Type Lessons and exercises to work through 

Ratatype: Colorful, free, typing software Great lessons for students in need of a refresher More lessons for student use.

Typetastic more typing fun!

BBC: Easy games for fun


Rebecca Tibball
Tricia Ratti
Jennifer Sullo
Amanda Weinstein