5th Grade

Making Meaningful Connections Across Subjects

5th Grade Calvert homeschooler practices composition skills

In our 5th Grade homeschool program, your child will begin to draw meaningful connections between American History, Literature, and Geography as they read texts ranging from the Newbery award-winning Hatchet to the illustrated Explorers of North America.

With Calvert’s detailed Lesson Manuals as your guide, you will help your child:

  • Continue to develop strong writing skills, composing a short story, op-ed, narrative, and explanatory texts using our standard ELA course or our Verticy ELA course for struggling readers.
  • Develop literary analysis skills while exploring themes, characters, setting, and conflict in texts chosen to engage your child’s imagination.
  • Explore how the Earth’s geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere interact.
  • Investigate the history of the U.S. and his/her home state from Reconstruction through the modern era.
  • Continue developing a strong number-sense, mental-math and problem-solving skills while learning to multiply two-digit numbers, practicing long division, and working with decimals and fractions.

Designed to help parents meet common state homeschooling requirements, each year-long course consists of 18-25 lessons and 160-180 days of instruction.

Providing Everything You Need to Homeschool Your 5th Grader

Our complete homeschool curriculum includes everything you need to successfully educate your child at home:

  • Best-of-class texts and online resources from top education publishers.
  • Lesson Manuals with daily lesson plans and step-by-step instructions.
  • An online learning platform, the Calvert Teaching Navigator, that provides 24/7 access to texts, manuals, interactive activities, assessments, progress tracking tools, and more.
  • Free, unlimited support from certified educators who help with curriculum questions, alternative teaching approaches, and keeping students on-track.

To help you meet your state’s homeschooling reporting requirements, our Lesson Manuals detail how each unit and lesson aligns with common national and state standards. Our Calvert Teaching Navigator enables you to track attendance and progress.

Choose the Format That Fits Your Needs

Fifth grade is available in our Digital + Print Experience or in our new, more affordable Digital Experience. With our Digital + Print Experience, you’ll have access to online lessons with multimedia, interactive activities and assessments IN ADDITION to printed textbooks, workbooks and kits that complement learning. With our Digital Experience, you’ll have access to the same texts and materials via e-textbooks and digital downloads.

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What your child will learn in 5th Grade:

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    English Language Arts

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  • Social Studies

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    Art & Picture Study

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    Physical Education

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Call now for your free consultation with an Enrollment Advisor: 1-888-487-4652.

Choosing Calvert is truly the best decision I ever made. The program is well-balanced, strong, and very easy for a parent to follow. My son’s confidence level is soaring and he’s actually enjoying school again! We plan to continue with Calvert through high school.

— Lauren K., Calvert Mom