Fifth grade marks the gateway year to middle school. We are very fortunate to have a team of 20 highly qualified 5th grade teachers to partner with students and learning coaches in maximizing the educational experience and cementing mastery of common core elementary skills. Your 5th grade elementary teachers will teach class-connect sessions in their area of specialty. In addition, several specialized 5th grade teachers will oversee special content area sessions and organize opportunities for additional instruction giving all students an effective opportunity for mastery. The fifth grade team is here to support and guide you through the process as we help students bring closure to the elementary years and ready themselves for middle school and beyond.
5th Grade Staff
Students in grade 5 will earn letter grades by completing and participating in the various components of our curriculum. These grades will be compiled from OLS progress, Study Island, and portfolio assignments. The Pathway completion, Custom Assessment, and Check for understanding grade is a COMPLETION grade.
Grading Scale for Reading, ELA, Math, SS, Sc
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
65-69 = D
64 & Below = F
Class Connect Sessions
How Class Connect Sessions Help
5th Grade Portfolio Template
The purpose of the writing assignment is to strengthen the student’s skills in the elements identified in the state of Georgia curriculum, the Georgia Performance Standards. It is also an opportunity for the GCA teachers to evaluate each student with his/her progress in the K12 curriculum. The links for the Georgia Standards for 5th grade writing are included at the end of this assignment.
Helpful Documents: Transitional Words, Other Words for "Said", Dead Words
Break-down of the grading scale:
25 points = 100%
23 – 24 points = 95%
21 - 22 points = 90%
19 - 20 points = 85%
16 – 18 points = 80%
13 – 15 points = 75%
10 – 12 points = 70%
9 points and below = 65%
5th Grade Links
GCA Math Pages-
This page is maintained by our Math Teachers and is an excellent resource for our students!
5th Grade Math Resources
Use this link to access the 5th grade document with recordings and links for support!
Study Island Information
CRCT Study Guide
Use this link to access the 5th grade study guide posted on the Georgia Department of Education website.
Triumph Online Readiness for the Common Core - formerly known as Coach Connected. This program delivers math standards-based instruction that will help every child learn and retain essential concepts and skills in math.
Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can find a book,
take quizzes on what they've read, and earn prizes
for their reading success.
The Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation service provides instructors and students with reliable evaluations of English-language essays. It delivers immediate score reporting and diagnostic feedback that students can use to revise and resubmit their essays.
GCA Math Resources
The Georgia Cyber Academy Math Resource page
LearnZillion is a web-based tool that rapidly accelerates student learning. It works in two ways. First, it accelerates teacher practice by providing models of excellence focused on pedagogical content knowledge. Second, and even more powerfully, it accelerates student learning by differentiating instruction for every student.
Provide Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students. Provide materials that illuminate the vision for school mathematics
PBS Kids Cyberchase
CYBERCHASE, the award-winning, research-based adventure series and website, helps kids develop strong math and problem-solving skills. Explore this site for ways to help your favorite kids get the most out of math!
Spaghetti Book Club
The Spaghetti Book Club web site is a place for kids who love to read and talk about books! It is the largest site of book reviews written and illustrated by kids for kids. The Spaghetti Book Club was created as a way to support and encourage kids' love for reading by giving them an opportunity to connect, on a personal level, with the books they are reading and then share their reactions, thoughts, and opinions with family members, friends, and kids around the world.
Many activities are available with a free student account! To get started, click on “Sample Lists” and choose any list you like. Then try the Teach Me, Test Me, or Play A Game link.
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is proud to bring you Story Online, an on-line streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children’s books aloud! Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.
Teach essential math and science concepts with rich media.
Tumble Book Library
Picture Books with Read-aloud features. This site is currently unavailable.
Chapter Books and Novels – some are read-aloud with highlighted text (Elementary – High School Levels)