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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Math

solve problems involving multiplication of two- and three-digit numbers by one- and two-digit numbers

round numbers to the nearest ten, hundred or thousand

solve problems involving division by a two-digit number (including those that generate a remainder)

explain the effect on the quotient of multiplying or dividing both the divisor and dividend by the same number (2050 ˜ 50 yields the same answer as 205 ˜ 5)

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

describe parallel and perpendicular line segments in plane geometric figures

construct and collect models for solid geometric figures (cube, prisms, cylinder)

compare one unit to another within a single system of weight measurement

use tools, such as a protractor or angle ruler and other methods, such as paper folding or drawing a diagonal in a square, to measure angles

investigate and represent patterns and functions to describe relationships and solve problems

represent and interpret mathematical relationships in quantitative expressions

write and evaluate mathematical expressions using symbols and different values

identify and examine missing information and duplications in data

compare and contrast a cube and a rectangular prism in terms of the number and shape of their faces, edges and vertices

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

determine the meaning and measure of a half rotation (180¦) and a full rotation (360¦)

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

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

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

use words, pictures and/or numbers to show that the relationships and rules for multiplication and division of whole numbers also applies to decimal fractions

use words, pictures and/or numbers to show that division of whole numbers can be represented as a fraction (a/b = a ˜ b)

use words, pictures and/or numbers to show the value of a fraction is not changed when both its numerator and denominator are multiplied or divided by the same number because it is the same as multiplying or dividing by one

find equivalent fractions and simplify fractions

model multiplication and division of common fractions

analyze, explain and apply estimation strategies in working with quantities, measurement, computation and problem solving

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

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

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

compute the circumference of a circle using a formula

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

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

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

collect, organize and display data using the most appropriate graph

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

model multiplication and division of decimal fractions by another decimal fraction

read, write, order and compare place value of decimal fractions

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

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

express, investigate and represent math relationships in formulas and equations

investigate expressions by substituting numbers for the unknown

analyze data presented in a graph

Writing

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

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

use present, past, future, regular and irregular verb tenses to match intended meaning

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

form singular, plural, and possessive nouns

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)

lift the level of language using appropriate strategies including word choice

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

spell high frequency words in writing

use appropriate capitalization in written work

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

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

Science

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

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

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

recognize that offspring can resemble parents in inherited traits and learned behaviors

compare and contrast animal cells and plant cells

explain why scientists use classification in the study of living things

investigate how common items have parts that are too small to be seen without magnification

demonstrate that the mass of an object is equal to the sum of its parts by manipulating and measuring different objects made of many parts

investigate common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors

determine the necessary components for completing an electric circuit

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

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

judge whether measurements and computations of quantities (length, area, volume, weight, time) are reasonable answers to scientific problems by comparing them to typical values

Science

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/bug/level1/interactive.htm

Classification!!!!

Social Studies

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/underground_railroad/plantation.htm