Language Arts:

  • 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.

Mathematics:

  • 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.

Science:

  • 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 StudiesMaking 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