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Tennessee Academic Vocabulary for Fifth Grade

 

Fifth Grade Language Arts

Fifth Grade Math

Fifth Grade Science

Fifth Grade Social Studies

 


Fifth Grade Language Arts

alliteration
caption (identify)
comparative
coordinating conjunctions
hyperbole
idiom (introduction)
interjections
introductory paragraph
main idea/stated and implied
metaphor
narrative
onomatopoeia
parts of speech
personification
plot
point of view/perspective
prompt
punctuation marks (colon, semi-colon)
reference source
root words (as aids in determining meaning)
run-on sentence (correcting)
simile
summary
superlative
text
theme
transitional words

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Fifth Grade Math

diameter
distributive property (numeric)
edges
equation (modeling)
expanded form
faces
improper fraction
intersecting (lines)
inverse operation
mean
metric units (meter, liter, gram)
millions
mixed numbers
parallel (lines)
perpendicular (lines)
plane
polygon (regular/irregular)
proper fraction
quadrilateral
radius
ray
standard form
thousandths
types of triangles (isosceles, equilateral, scalene, right, acute, obtuse)
variable
vertex or verticesx, y axis

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Fifth Grade Science

acids /bases
chemical change
chemical properties
concave lens
conduction
conductor
contract/expand
convection
convex lens
ecosystem
environmental changes (human & nature)
fossils (relative age)
inherited traits
insulator
kinetic energy
light reflection
magnetic field
mass
metamorphosis (complete & incomplete)
potential energy
radiation
revolution
species
states of matter

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Fifth Grade Social Studies

abolitionist
Amendments
American Federation of Labor-AFL(Samuel Gompers)
Austin Peay
border states
boundaries (physical & political)
Civil War (e.g., Frederick Douglas, Clara Barton, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses Grant, Justice Roger Taney, Abraham Lincoln)
Confederate States of America (Jefferson Davis)
debt/credit
Great Depression
historical documents (Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence)
Hull House (Jane Addams)
industrialization
Labor Laws
levels of government
Martin Luther King (Civil Rights)
primary/secondary sources
urbanization

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