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Reading

predict information based on title, topic, genre, and prior knowledge

identify and analyze main ideas, supporting ideas, and supporting details

classify, categorize, and analyze words into groups with common characteristics

identify and use homophones, synonyms, and antonyms for given words in text

interpret maps, graphs, charts, diagrams, captions, and illustrations

identify imagery, figurative language (e.g., personification, metaphor, simile, hyperbole), refrain, rhythm, and flow when responding to literature

read for a variety of purposes, including to answer literal, inferential, or evaluative questions using evidence from literary or informational text

make and defend judgments and inferences and draw conclusions about setting, characters, and events using convincing evidence from the text

 

Math

analyze data presented in a graph

investigate expressions by substituting numbers for the unknown

determine and justify the mean, range, mode, and median of a set of data

compare and contrast multiple graphic representations (such as bar, circle, and line graphs) for a single set of data and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each

use variables, such as n or x, for unknown quantities in algebraic expressions

compute the volume of a cube and a rectangular prism using a formula

identify the units used in computing volume as cubic centimeters (cm¦), cubic meters (m¦), cubic inches (in¦), cubic feet (ft¦), and cubic yards (yd¦)

estimate the volume of simple geometric solids in cubic units

find multiples and factors

explain the process of multiplication and division, including situations in which the multiplier and the divisor are both whole numbers and decimal fractions

analyze the effect on the product when a number is multiplied by 10, 100, 1000, 0.1, and 0.01

model multiplication and division of common fractions

analyze and explain the relationship of the circumference of a circle, its diameter, and pi ( p ÿ 3.14)

estimate the area of fundamental geometric plane figures

use formulas to find area of polygons, including triangles and parallelograms

 

Writing

vary sentences by structure (declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory), order, and complexity (simple, complex, compound)

use and identify the eight parts of speech (e.g., noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjunction, preposition, interjection)

identify and use subjects (simple and compound), pronouns, predicates (simple and compound), modifiers (words and prepositional phrases), adjectives and adverbs and recognize that a word performs different functions according to its position in the sentence

use and recognize correct punctuation, including semicolons, apostrophes, and quotation marks

recognize the difference between primary and secondary sources

recognize the difference in summarizing, paraphrasing, and plagiarizing

use organizational features of printed text, such as table of contents and bibliography, to locate relevant information, to obtain and organize information and thoughts

acknowledge and use appropriate resources to gather information from reference works (e.g., books, periodicals, electronic information, dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedia, atlases, almanacs, magazines, and newspapers)

select a focus, an organizational structure, and a point of view based on purpose, genre expectations, audience, length, and format requirements

exclude extraneous details and inconsistencies

lift the level of language using appropriate strategies including word choice

use commas to punctuate compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences

 

Science

investigate the properties of a substance before, during and after a chemical reaction to find evidence of change

demonstrate how plants are sorted into groups

determine the role of anti-bacterial agents that promote health and well-being

demonstrate examples of physical changes by manipulating common household/classroom items (tearing or cutting paper/aluminum foil) and separating mixtures

explain the role of technology and human intervention in the control of constructive and destructive processes including seismological studies, flood control, dams, levees, and storm drain management

discuss what a gene is and the role genes play in the transfer of traits

compare and contrast the structure and function of single-celled and multi-celled organisms

identify parts of a plant cell (cell membrane, cell wall, cytoplasm, nucleus, chloroplasts) and explain the function of each

use magnifiers (microscopes, hand lenses) to observe cells and their structure

compare and contrast animal cells and plant cells

explain why scientists use classification in the study of living things

recognize that the changes in state of water (vapor/steam, liquid, ice) are due to temperature differences and are examples of a physical change

investigate common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors

formulate logical conclusions based on experimental results using tables, charts, graphs and the scientific method

distinguish observations from ideas and speculations about those ideas

  

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