- 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