5th Grade

Web Resources

Check back soon for links to educational websites!

PSSA Practice

Use the resources below to find out more information and practice the skills and concepts for the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA):

PSSA Sample Questions

Study Island

Free Library of Philadelphia

Don’t have the books you want to read? You can go the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek neighborhood library and sign up for a free library card. You can also attend Game Nights, Family Nights and other events.

Visit the Free Library of Philadelphia website for more information or call 215-686-5322.

Recommended Reading

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Betsy Byars

In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents’ divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.


A Friendship for Today by Patricia McKissack

The year is 1954, the place is Missouri, and 12-year-old Rosemary Patterson is about to make history. She is one of the first African American students to enter the white school in her town. Rosemary must face all the stares and whispers alone. But when the girl who has shown her the most cruelty becomes an unlikely confidante, Rosemary learns important truths about the power of friendship to overcome prejudice.


Coming to America by Betsy Maestro

The moving story of the history of immigration to the United States.


Nic Bishop Spiders by Nic Bishop

Bishops amazing trademark images show the beauty and otherworldliness of spiders. Simple, engaging text conveys basic information about spiders as well as cool and quirky facts. A double-gatefold opens to reveal a stop-action sequence showing a spider leaping. Full color.