Language Arts:

  • Identify and interpret figurative language and words with multiple meanings.
  • Recognize the origins and meanings of frequently used words in English.
  • Identify forms of fiction and their traits.
  • Analyze characters, setting, and theme in fiction.
  • Recognize difference between first and third person speaker.
  • Clarify main ideas and compare and contract formats in non-fiction.
  • Create multiple-paragraph compositions that state a clear purpose, develop the topic with detail. and precise language, and conclude with a summary.
  • Revise writing to improve the organization and consistency of ideas.
  • Writes persuasive compositions, summaries, narratives, and responses to literature.
  • Uses simple, compound, complex sentence structures to express complete thoughts.
  • Supports opinions with detailed evidence.
  • Deliver narrative and informative presentations.


  • Compare and order positive and negative fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers.
  • Solve problems involving fractions, ratios, proportions, and percentages.
  • Interpret and use ratios and proportions.
  • Calculate given percentages and solve problems involving discounts.
  • Calculate and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of positive .fractions, positive and negative integers, and positive and negative numbers.
  • Determine least common multiple, and greatest common devisor or whole numbers.
  • Understand, solve, and write simple one-variable linear equations.
  • Solve problems involving rates, average speed, distance, and time.
  • Know and use formulas for the volume of rectangular solids.
  • Use properties of complementary and supplementary angles to solve and unknown angle.
  • Compute mean, median, and mode of data sets
  • Represent probabilities as ratios, proportions, decimals, and percents
  • Use strategies, skills, and concepts to find solutions to problems.

Science: Focus on Earth Science

  • Plate Tectonics and Earth’s Structure: Earth’s surface and major geologic events are caused by Plate Tectonics.
  • Shaping Earth’s Surface: Topography is shaped by weathering and soil deposits.
  • Thermal Energy: Heat moves from warmer to cooler by various means.
  • Energy in the Earth’s System: The Earth’s surface is affected by the transfer of energy.
  • Ecology: Organisms in ecosystems exchange energy and nutrients.
  • Resources: Chemistry is the basis of biological systems.
  • Investigation and Experimentation: Students will develop an hypotheses and perform .investigations.

Social Studies: Ancient Civilizations

Content standards include learning about the following areas:

  • Early Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush
  • The ancient Hebrews
  • Ancient Greece
  • Early Civilizations of India
  • Early civilizations of China
  • The development of Rome