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Secret Agent 0015



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

identify organizational patterns of compare and contrast, argument and support, chronological order, logical order, cause and effect, and classification

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

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

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

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

identify explicit information and infer implicit information relating to main idea in nonfiction, fiction, and other literary genres, using details, sequence of events, cause and effect relationships, and problem and solution



round numbers to the nearest ten, hundred or thousand solve problems involving multiplication of two- and three-digit numbers by one- and two-digit numbers

explain the relationship between dividend, divisor, quotient and remainder

read, write, compare and order two-digit decimal fractions and understand their relative size

add and subtract one- and two- digit decimal fractions model multiplication and division of decimal fractions by whole numbers

identify and represent simple equivalent fractions convert and use mixed numbers and improper fractions interchangeably

identify and explain the commutative, associative and distributive properties and use them to compute

estimate and use standard and metric units to measure the weight of objects to include grams, kilograms, ounces, pounds and tons  

compare one unit to another within a single system of weight measurement determine and justify the range, mode, and median of a set of data  

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

multiply and divide with decimal fractions to include decimal fractions less than one and greater than one

find equivalent fractions and simplify fractions

convert and use improper and proper fractions and decimal fractions interchangeably

investigate expressions by substituting numbers for the unknown

add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators

find the area of a polygon (regular and irregular) by dividing it into squares, rectangles, and/or triangles and finding the sum of the area of those shapes (

identify and analyze congruent figures and the correspondence of their vertices, sides, and angles



explain why the pattern of stars in a constellation stays the same but a planet can be seen in different locations at different times (seasons)

demonstrate and explain the water cycle and the role of evaporation, precipitation and condensation

identify external features of organisms that allow them to grow, survive or reproduce better than organisms that do not have these features (camouflage, use of hibernation, protection methods)

 predict the effect on a population if some of the plants or animals in the community are scarce or too plentiful

construct a food chain/food web and explain the flow of energy beginning with sunlight and including producers, consumers and decomposers

identify the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a communityillustrate how sound travels in a solid, liquid and gas  

relate attributes of waves (wavelength, frequency) to sound (pitch, intensity)

recognize the conditions that cause pitch to vary identify materials that are transparent, opaque, and translucent

illustrate the relative size and order from the sun of the planets in the solar systemexplain how technology is used to observe the universe (telescopes, sensors)

compare and contrast the earth and other planets in our solar systemcompare and contrast the physical attributes (number, size, color, patterns) of stars in the night sky

explain how weather instruments are used to make forecasts use weather instruments (thermometer, rain gauge, barometer, wind vane, anemometer) to collect data and measure atmospheric conditions (temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind speed, direction) 

investigate different forms of precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, hail) and sky conditions (clouds, fog)

identify the freezing point of water, the temperature at which liquid water becomes a solid (32 degrees F, 0 degrees C) and identify the boiling point of water, the temperature at which liquid water becomes a gas (212 degrees F, 100 degrees C)

identify cloud types and formation and how clouds relate to the water cycle judge whether measurements and computations of quantities (length, area, volume, weight, time) are reasonable answers to scientific problems by comparing them to typical values

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

demonstrate how plants are sorted into groups

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

identify and explain how surface features are caused by constructive processes such as deposition (deltas, sand dunes), earthquakes, volcanoes and faults

describe and illustrate surface features caused by destructive processes such as erosion (water, rivers, oceans, wind), weathering, impact of organisms, earthquakes and volcanoes

demonstrate how animals are sorted into groups (vertebrates, invertebrates) and how vertebrates are further sorted into groups (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals)

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

identify beneficial microorganisms and explain why they are beneficial

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

explain why scientists use classification in the study of living things

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

investigate common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors

determine the necessary components for completing an electric circuit



form singular, plural, and possessive nouns

recognize the difference in summarizing, paraphrasing, and plagiarizing (

edit for punctuation, spelling, fragments, and run-on sentences

revise writing to improve fluency, content (descriptive words and phrases), organization and style, to match purposes with audience

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

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

recognize the difference between primary and secondary sources

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

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

lift the level of language using appropriate strategies including word choice

use appropriate capitalization in written work

use appropriate forms of positive, comparative, and superlative adjectives and adverbs


Social Studies


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