- Reads aloud fiction and nonfiction with accuracy, fluency, and expression.
- Uses word origins to figure out unknown words.
- Identifies plot, theme, and conflicts in fiction.
- Determines main ideas, supporting evidence, and conclusions in non-fiction.
- Creates multi-paragraph essays (both narrative and expository).
- Uses citations, endnotes, and bibliographic references in writing.
- Uses a thesaurus.
- Edits and revises own work to improve meaning and focus.
- Writes summaries, persuasive letters, narratives, and responses to literature.
- Spells roots, suffixes, prefixes, contractions, and syllable constructions correctly.
- Delivers narrative and informative presentations.
- Identifies and represents decimals, fractions, mixed numbers, and positive and negative integers.
- Determines prime factors of all numbers through 50.
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers and decimals.
- Add with negative and positive integers.
- Divides using decimals and multi-digit divisors.
- Solves simple addition and subtraction problems involving fractions and mixed numbers.
- Computes multiplication and division of fractions.
- Writes and solves simple algebraic expressions.
- Identifies and graphs coordinate pairs.
- Writes and graphs linear functions.
- Finds the area of a triangle, parallelogram, and cube.
- Compares volume of rectangular solids.
- Measures and draws angles and perpendicular and parallel lines.
- Communicates solutions clearly with notations and clear language.
- Physical Science: Elements and their combinations account for all the varied types of matter in the world.
- Life Science: Plants, animals have systems for respiration, digestion, waste disposal, transport of material.
- Earth Sciences: Earth’s water moves between the oceans and land via evaporation and condensation. Air movements cause changing weather pattern. The solar system consists of plants and other bodies that orbit the sun.
- Investigations and Experimentation: Students develop questions and perform investigations.
Social Studies: Making a New Nation
Content standards include learning about the following areas:
- Early Exploration
- American Indians
- The Colonial Era
- Causes of Revolution
- The American Revolution
- The U.S. Constitution
- 1789 to mid-1800s