Fifth grade English is focused on building good habits as readers and writers. Units and accompanying texts include:
- Summer reading: Character analysis with R.J. Palacio's "Wonder"
- Stories about Me: Elements of Personal Narrative with Ralph Fletcher’s “Marshfield Dreams”
- Mystery Genre: Inference and foreshadowing with Ellen Raskin's "The Westing Game"
- Poetry: Kwame Alexander's "The Crossover"
- Science fiction: Nancy Farmer's "The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm"