Here is a list of our LEARNING TARGETS written in student-friendly I CAN statements:
- I can use place value to write numbers in standard, expanded, and short-word form.
- I can use place value to determine the value of a digit within numbers up to the billions.
- I can add and subtract larger numbers regrouping when needed.
- I can use problem solving strategies involving addition and subtraction to solve word problems.
- I can master 36 times facts by consistently scoring 90% or better on a 2 minute facts quiz.
- I can make predictions based on what I already know and what the text tells me.
- I can adjust and revise predictions as needed.
- I can clarify or determine the meaning of an unknown word by:
- (context) reading around the word or reading on to find clues
- (word structure) prefixes, suffixes, root word
- substituting another word
- looking the word up in a dictionary
- I can clarify or determine the meaning of a passage or idea by:
- rereading and/ or adjusting my reading rate
- reading on to find clues
- I can form questions that help me make sure I have understood what I have read. (Who? What? Why? When? Where? Which? How?
- I can summarize a fiction story by:
- retelling in my own words (main characters, setting, story problem, key events, resolution)
- using logical order: First, Then, Next, Finally
- use Somebody...Wanted...But...So...
- I can summarize a non-fiction passage by:
- referring to headings, illustrations, and other text features
- leaving out unnecessary details
- I can write a written response that is supported by at least 2 text supports. The author states... In the text it says...
- I can use what I already know + text support to draw conclusions. This shows that.... This is significant because...
- I can write a paragraph that has a topic sentence, is supported by at least 3 detail sentences, uses transition words and phrases to make my writing flow, and ends with a conclusion statement that pulls the idea all together.
- I can write a "show-don't-tell" series of sentences that uses the senses to make my writing vivid. My stomach turned to stone and my eyes became dark empty canyons.
- I can identify the parts of a plant.
- I can explain the function of each plant part.
- I can draw a model of a plant and label all of the parts.
- I can determine what a seed needs in order to germinate.
- I can relate the process of photosynthesis.
- I can collect and organize data in relation to plant growth.
- I can use centimeters to measure plant growth.
- I can explain the land-bridge theory.
- I can explain how geography influenced Native American way of life in North America.
- I can compare and contrast Native American groups across regions.
- I can match vocabulary with its related definition.
- I can relate unique characteristic of different Native American groups according to the region in which they lived.
- I can use map skills to locate and label Native American locations according to their region.
- I can determine cause-effect relationships involving historical events.