5th Grade

I’ve structured this page for those who like to piece together their own curriculum but I know there are a lot of people (seems like most I encounter) who just appreciate to find a trusted curriculum that will package it all together for them in a box for a discounted price. If that is you, this is my best recommendation: Memoria Press Fifth Grade Classical Core Complete Set.

Memoria Press Fifth Grade Classical Core Curriculum

If you need to customize the above package that option is available here: 5th Grade Customizable Complete Package

For those eclectic folks who like a bit from this and a bit from that, look down below to get ideas from my best suggestions from varying different curriculums. All curriculums mentioned below I have used and loved.

Suggested Summer Reading 

(before 6th grade): The Story of the World, Vol. 2

New User Add On Set

New to Memoria Press? You will need this New User Add-On Set (in addition to the core package above – most students would have already gotten these books in 3rd or 4th grade – they will all be used in 5th)

Fifth grade classical homeschool curriculum
Fifth Grade New User set

Curriculum Manual

  • Fifth Grade Curriculum Manual – this is the most amazing done for you book of them all! Every lesson plan and what you should do daily already perfectly planned. Masterfully done and takes the guess work out of it (the manual includes every book mentioned below).



Reading: Novels and Literature Guides

Classical Studies


Christian Studies





Composition Placement

Students should complete Classical Composition I before moving on to Classical Composition II: Narrative. Please consult our Classical Composition Sequence Chart if you have any questions.



These books are not included in the core curriculum package above but are used in the curriculum guide each week. You can purchase them for a discounted price through Memoria Press or find many of them at your local library.

Fifth Grade Read-Aloud Set

These years are a wonderful time to introduce to your child for the first time: Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Rudyard Kipling, as well as the storys of Shakespeare’s great plays in Charles and Mary Lamb’s classic Tales from Shakespeare. These are great books with truly classic, high quality content.

fifth grade classical homeschool read-alouds
Memoria Press 5th Grade Read-Aloud Set

Fifth Grade American Studies Set

These books were carefully chosen to cover a variety of time periods and characters, and they are on a reading level for independent reading by students. Reading excellent novels is a great way to study American history as a young student. By reading such good books they immerse themselves in the lives and culture of those who have made history in America and it creates a lasting impact on their lives.

5th grade supplemental american history novels
Memoria Press 5th Grade American History Novel Set

In grades 3-6 students will focus on geography in the Classical Core Curriculum because it is beneficial for them to know where the historical events are that they are studying in the context of one another. However, grammar school years are a great time to introduce American history too. These novels will be referenced weekly, at different times, in the Classical Core curriculum.

Fifth Grade Set Includes: