CHC Lesson Plans: Fifth Grade

Lesson Plans


A complete, daily schedule for all core and non-core subjects. Juggle family life, provide a solid education, and instill a love for learning! Five days a week, 36 weeks.


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A complete, daily schedule for all core and non-core subjects. These lesson plans clearly prioritize core and non-core subjects, allowing you to juggle family life, build an academically excellent education, and instill a love for learning!

Included in all CHC grade-level Lesson Plans:

  • Introduction & FAQ: An extensive resource with practical advice and encouragement to make your year a joyful one.
  • Comprehensive Subject Guide: This handy guide offers specific teaching help for each subject. Full of tips and suggestions!
  • Daily Lesson Plans: Two page-per-week format. Weekly checklist goals are placed alongside daily plans that offer flexibility and guidance without formality. Core subjects are shaded to make it easy to prioritize.
  • Year at a Glance Chart: Lists the topics covered by subject and week; particularly helpful when you come across additional enrichment material you wish to incorporate. Just check the chart to see which week the topic is being taught and then insert your notes/materials in your lesson plan binder.
  • “Typical Course of Study” and “Achievement Record”: Useful for record-keeping purposes and/or to fulfill state reporting requirements.
  • Certificate of Completion

Special Features for Fifth Grade:

  • Five days a week schedule, 36 weeks
  • Independent Study Charts: These charts help the student work through his subjects independently, teaching him responsibility and freeing the parent to work with other children.
  • Science Supply List for Behold and See 5
  • From Sea to Shining Sea Hands-On Study Guide: a wealth of enhancement activities and ideas to increase the student’s understanding and retention of American history, including:
    • Historical Fiction
    • Food
    • Maps
    • Field Trips
    • Crafts
    • Music

Multiplying decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers
Dividing with decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers
Number theory: prime and composite numbers, GCF, LCM, divisibility
Indirect measure: scale factor, scale drawings, scale models
Geometry: planes, complex figures, trapeziums, circumference
Algebraic concepts and procedures
Statistics, data analysis, and probability
Problem-solving methods

Increased reading comprehension
Literary elements: setting, character, plot, and theme
Literary devices including irony, literary perspective, personification, and more
Creative writing: journaling and short story
Writing research paragraphs
Oral-presentation skills
Spelling and vocabulary development
Increased language skills: parts of speech, diagramming, crafting better paragraphs

Scientific research, classification, recording data, taxonomy, graphs
Metamorphosis, facilitation, food webs, bioaccumulation
Atoms, molecules, elements
Photosynthesis, physiology, biochemistry, chemical equations
Circulatory system, heart and lung health
Logic, scientific reasoning and experiments, forming hypothesis
Earth’s movements and seasons, clouds, atmosphere, water cycle
Plate tectonics, rocks, minerals, fossils
Genetics, DNA, genes, chromosomes

American exploration and discovery, colonial life in the New World
Revolutionary War, Civil War
Westward movement, pioneer life
Democracy’s principles and documents
Map and globe skills

Deeper understanding of the teachings of Holy Mother Church
Challenge of a living faith: service to others, sacrifice, obedience, prayer, charity


Product Code: LP5
Format: Softcover
Binding: Loose-leaf, 3-hole drilled
Page Count: 130 pages
Dimensions: 8.5″×11″
ISBN: 9781946207609
Returnable? No, view return policy.
Consumable? Yes, purchase one per student.
Answer key: None required.

Q: What is the difference between core and non-core subjects?

A: A helpful feature of CHC lesson plans is the distinction between core and non-core subjects. Core subjects are the “basic essentials” of education, often thought of as the “Three R’s.” Core subjects such as math, grammar, and science are clearly labeled as such in CHC’s daily lesson plans, making it delightfully easy to trim the day’s schedule as needed. CHC’s flexible program allows non-core subjects, such as Latin, art, and penmanship, to be returned to the schedule as time permits; the focus on core subjects ensures that the student will be exposed to all that is necessary for his grade level, without placing undue demands on student or teacher in times of family “overload.”

Q: I like the idea of lesson plans, but want to retain control over what I teach and when I teach it. I am wary of plans that are overstructured. Can you give me an idea of CHC’s approach?

A: CHC lesson plans combine the flexibility of a self-designed curriculum with the reassurance of knowing that one is providing a complete education. By following CHC’s lesson plans, homeschooling parents have the assurance that “all the bases are covered,” so that they can relax and enjoy sharing in the academic discoveries of their children. With CHC’s lesson plans, the family tailors the studies to fit the family; with public school, private school, or a very structured home study school, the program tailors the family to fit the studies.

Q: I would like to purchase one copy of the lesson plans and copy it for my other children. Would this break the copyright since I’m only using them with my children and not a group?

A: The copyright on lesson plans is a standard copyright, which allows unlimited use of the material as long as copies are not made of the work. If families were to photocopy the plans for more than one child – for all the children in the family – then the price of the plans would have to be much higher. The additional bonus to using one lesson plan per child is twofold: You will enjoy writing in the plans and having a permanent record to look back on, and we are constantly updating and adding new materials and ideas when we reprint each lesson plan. We both win when the copyright law is honored; CHC and its authors and artists receive payment they have earned, which in turn enables CHC to continue to publish more materials for your growing family!

“My son giving a speech on how to pray the Rosary.” —Juli, IL

We are in our first year of Middle School and using the lesson plans this year. They are well organized and keep my independent daughter on track throughout the day and week. She feels liberated to be able to know exactly what is next. Every time she completes a task, she just crosses it off the list right in her agenda book. Last year I didn’t use a lesson plan and it was a bit difficult for independent learning with a child, but this year we are on track with the lesson plans you have provided. Thank you!!!

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I am always giggling inside when I hear other moms fuss and complain about the time they have to spend “planning out” their lesson plans. I love the fact that all of that work is done for me, and all I have to do is turn the page.
This is our first year using CHC’s lesson plans—what difference! It’s like we’ve gone from slogging through the mud to “turbo homeschooling”! The structure they provide makes planning the whole week easier and probably saves me 3-4 hours a week in planning/adjusting/organizing. They’ve taken the fear of not staying “on track” away, too.
I have many friends who pride themselves on using such a wide variety of materials for their home schools, however, they are also the same ones who are burnt out by Spring of every year because they have to plan and coordinate all of those materials to coincide with each other. CHC has made that a non-issue for me, and I am able to use those valuable hours to spend with my children and family doing much more exciting things.
CHC Lesson Plans give you a day by day breakdown of what you need to do with your child. For people just starting out in homeschooling, or those with large families, these lesson plans are a Godsend. Even if you opt to use a different book than CHC recommends for a particular subject because your child is advanced or behind in a particular area, these lesson plans will work for you. There are empty spaces where you can fill in extra or different activities.
I love the balance between structure and flexibility that your lesson plans offer. I can ‘tweak’ them to exactly suit my child.

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