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Grade 5 Online with Books

Grade 5 Online with Books

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Grade 5 for Distance Learning

Lease a Grade 5 Online Kit and get access to all the following Distance Learning courses:

  • Bible Truths 5 presents a chronological study of Old and Testament events within themes such as Building Godly Character and Obedience.
  • Heritage Studies 5 is a two-semester course that continues the narrative of American history from the development of the automobile in the late 1800s through the inauguration of President Obama in 2009.
  • English 5 continues the grammatical study of sentences, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and reference skills.
  • Spelling 5 reinforces spelling concepts through weekly journal writings.
  • Reading 5 strengthens a student’s reading, higher-level thinking skills, and critical reasoning skills.
  • Math 5 emphasizes the understanding of subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions through the use of manipulatives.
  • Science 5 shows how humans use God’s creation and design.
  • Handwriting 5 contains a variety of activities centered on the theme "Writing Around the World."

About Distance Learning Online

Distance Learning Online is homeschooling made easy. When you enroll your child in BJU Press’s online Distance Learning program, he can learn anytime, anywhere. All he needs is a computer and a high-speed internet connection, and he is ready to go. The student login allows access to engaging video lessons taught by expert teachers, online assessments (grades 5–12), progress-tracking features, and more. The best part is although you as a parent can log in and view your child’s progress and grades at any time, you are free to keep up with the rest of life.

What's Included

When you purchase the Grade 5 Distance Learning Online Kit, you receive:

  • Essential textbooks for each course. (Check the Contents tab for the full list.)
  • eTextbooks for Science 5, Reading 5 and Heritage Studies 5. (These will be available when you log in to
  • An email from BJU Press Distance Learning Online regarding student and parent login information.
  • Vacation Stations: Outback Odyssey
  • Parent Guide and Student Worksheets Packet that contain all the teacher support materials and answer keys you need.

Register now! Your textbooks will be shipped right away. You will receive an email from BJU Press Distance Learning Online regarding login information for the online courses which will be available July 1, 2016. You will have through December 31, 2017 to complete your online learning program.

* Unless otherwise noted, kits may not have any partial returns or substitutions.

Included Courses

Your distance learning kit includes the following by default. More details
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    Bible Truths 5 Online with Books

    Presents a chronological, thematic study of many Old and New Testament events. teaches biblical truths by studying biblical accounts, memorizing Scripture with understanding, singing hymns, and employing Bible study skills.

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    Heritage Studies 5 Online with Books (3rd ed.)

    Continues the narrative of American history from the development of the automobile in the late 1800s through the inauguration of President Obama in 2009. Topics include the invention and influence of the automobile and airplane, World War I, and more.

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    English 5 Online with Books (2nd ed.)

    Continues the grammatical study of sentences, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and reference skills. Uses the Writing Process to write compare-contrast essays, persuasive business letters, diamantes, and more.

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    Math 5 Online with Books (3rd ed.)

    Emphasizes the understanding of subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions through the use of manipulatives. Your child will gain confidence as he or she develops reasoning and judgment skills through a variety activities.

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    Science 5 Online with Books (4th ed.)

    Teaches students to think about science in light of the Creation Mandate. Students learn about minerals, fossils, matter, light, weather, ecosystems, and the human body. Students begin to appreciate the Creator as well as their own role in the world.

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    Reading 5 Online with Books

    Strengthens a student’s reading, higher-level thinking skills, and critical reasoning skills. Character-building stories teach biblical principles. Vocabulary development and reading strategies enhance independent reading.

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    Spelling 5 Online with Books (2nd ed.)

    Builds spelling knowledge using word lists that progress to more challenging multisyllable words. Uses proofreading and writing activities to encourage a desire for accurate spelling and godly written communication.

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    Handwriting 5 Online with Books

    Contains a variety of activities centered on the theme Writing Around the World. Mrs. Overly investigates various languages to teach interesting and pertinent facts about how people around the world write.

Each subject includes a printed Student Worksheets/Handouts packet. An abridged Teacher’s Edition and other resources are available when you log in to

Science 5 Online with Books (4th ed.)
Item # Title
414052DL SCI 5 ST HNDTS 4ED 16
414227DLO SCI 5 VLG 4ED 16
286617Science 5 Student Text (4th ed.)
293019Science 5 Student Activities Manual (4th ed.)
Spelling 5 Online with Books (2nd ed.)
Item # Title
414060DL SPELL 5 ST HNDTS 2ED 16
414235DLO SPELL 5 VLG 2ED 16
278937Spelling 5 Student Worktext (2nd ed.)

Mrs. Kristin Dunn, BS, MEd

Mrs. Kristin Dunn, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Dunn loves children and enjoys teaching them to explore new concepts. "My goal is to encourage spiritual growth as students prepare for the future. Learning is a lifelong process, and I hope to communicate the importance of learning to your student."


Mrs. Melissa Seeling, BS, MEd

Mrs. Melissa Seeling, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMelissa graduated with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education 2008 and a master's degree in Elementary Education in 2010. Shortly after finishing graduate school, she married Hans Seeling. About a year later, she began teaching here at Press Distance Learning. “I am thankful for the opportunities that the Lord has given me, and my desire is that He will use me to impact the lives of my students. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to teach your child and to have a small part in your child's education. ”


Mrs. Debra Overly, BS, MS

Mrs. Debra Overly, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Overly, a mother of three, has experience teaching several elementary grades. "I want to encourage each child to look forward to learning each day and also to provide sufficient practice and review activities to help alleviate mom’s workload. Most importantly, I want to present Christ in each subject that I teach. Each child should hear the gospel and then see in a very practical way how it can change a sinner."


Mrs. Evanna Walker, BS

Mrs. Evanna Walker, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Walker has eight years’ experience teaching first grade at Bob Jones Elementary School. “My first love is to teach a child to read-primarily so that he can read God’s Word for himself and share it with others. He should be able to appreciate what he reads, draw conclusions, and make value judgments to become a thinker.”

  • Author - BJU Press Distance Learning
  • Copyright Year - 2009
  • Format - Distance Learning Online
  • Grade Level - 5
  • Publisher - BJU Press

Technical Requirements for Distance Learning Online

  • Processor: Pentium class, 1 GHz processor or the equivalent.
  • Operating System: Distance Learning Online works on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP service pack 2, Windows Vista, or Mac OSX 10.4 or later, iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), or Android OS (Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook tablet, Motorola Droid).
  • Memory: Minimum of 512MB RAM (or more as required by the operating system*).
  • 20% free hard drive space
  • Google Chrome Version 13.0 or later, Internet Explorer Version 8.0 or later, or Firefox Version 3.0 or later versions. Other browsers may be used, but may not support all functionality.
  • Adobe Flash Version 9 or later
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or later
  • High-speed internet connection: LAN, Cable or DSL Modem
  • An active email account

*Note: Windows Vista and Windows 7 users will need a minimum of 1 Gigabyte of RAM to run Windows Vista or Windows 7, but 2 Gigabytes is recommended for optimum efficiency.

FAQs about Distance Learning Online | Terms & Conditions for Distance Learning Online

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The overall Scope and Ssequence is great. The Curriculum is consistent with public academics except with a Christian perspective in certain subjects. BJU press has made the learning process more enjoyable. Vocabulary is taught within the stories in reading, not a separate class. The teachers use lots of visuals for the kids to understand history, science and reading concepts. Sometimes the videos can be a little long, but they do include fun information and extra little side shows. We have enjoyed finding many academic concepts in the Bible and it helps the student relate the Bible to the real world. September 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My chld has learned alot! I am very pleased with this curriculum. The concepts are introduce in an age appropriate way and there is plenty of review. I would highly recommend it. September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super Education and Super Biblical! We're starting our sixth year with BJU (times two kids) and we love it. The teachers in the videos are generally quite good. The material is presented in an engaging way and is covered quite thoroughly. We have no doubts at all about the quality of the education our kids are receiving as we use this curriculum. We need to give special praise to the reading and Bible programs. From the earliest levels the reading books are so well written that my wife and I read them for ourselves. They teach great, Biblical lessons and when the grade-level is finished we are setting almost all of them aside to read with our grandkids someday. The Bible program is very solid and we are so impressed with how firmly they hold to the traditional understanding of the Scriptures. We also love the way in which BJU works Biblical ideas and lessons into almost every subject. It is seamless and really shows how the Lord impacts every area of life. We have had maybe 3 or 4 technical glitches over 5 completed years of using the curriculum. All were resolved quickly (with 24 hrs) by the technical support team. The only caution we have is that the curriculum is fairly time-intensive. In the lower grades we were able to carefully manage our time and watch all the videos for both grades alongside our kids on a single computer. Now that they are older, they really each need their own computer to be able to get through everything in a day. Well worth it, though. We love this curriculum and have no intention of looking for anything else. July 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Helpful summer work I sure liked having them. It made continuing what they learned super easy. Esp since we have (in our home) three diff grades in our family. Jeremiah's did seem very easy (he was our incoming 2nd grader). But most of his school work was. Jackson found his challenging (he was our incoming 6th grader). July 31, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Value, nice review of key concepts. This is a wonderful resource for my child to review key concepts from the past year. I see essential grammar, punctuation and writing review. I also like the variety of math review. I find this product easy to jump into after the end of the school year. June 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent education - very long day My son has a late summer birthday. I sort of have him in between grades. He is doing 4th grade BJU English, 3rd grade BJU handwriting (cursive is new to him), 5th grade BJU math, 5th BJU reading, 5th grade BJU science, and All About Spelling. I am still trying to find time to start BJU Bible with him. There just doesn't seem to be enough time in a day. I have completely given up on BJU Heritage Studies. He is in Classical Conversations and is reading through The Story of the World. I am positive that BJU provides an excellent education. For the most part, my son really enjoys the lectures. It would be MUCH better if the videos were shorter. He simply does not have the attention span for each class to take an hour (30 min video and around 30 min for an assignment). BJU gives you 1.5 years of online access. As much as I don't want to, I have a feeling we will be completing this year's work next fall. I just don't want to squash any love of learning he has with extremely long school days. One advantage of homeschooling is supposed to be more time to play with your siblings and be outside. BJU distance learning is not conducive to that. September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for summer break! My daughter who will be in 6th grade is using this book this summer. It is keeping her on top of her math skills that often get lost over the summer break, and reviewing language arts as well. I rip out the weekly packet and staple it together, very easy to use. July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by One of the best This workbook is really done well. My son loves this very much. Good buy! June 25, 2014
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