Integration of reading, writing, language, speaking and listening skills that are designed to:

- Develop depth of understanding
- Produce effective and well-grounded writing
- Use effective speaking and listening skills
- Engage in research/inquiry to investigate, analyze, etc.
- Involve students in frequent and essential collaboration

- Accurately find the words and phrases from the text that supports my answer.
- Figure out the meaning of unusual words and phrases using context cues.
- Identify types of metaphors and similes as figurative language.
- Quote accurately from the text.
- Effectively participate in discussions.
- Follow agreed upon rules for discussions.
- Summarize information presented.
- Produce informational writing.
- Make logical conclusions based on the evidence.
- Introduce a clear topic and support it with concrete details and information.
- Use quotations accurately.
- Use vocabulary that describes the topic.
- Write a concluding statement.
- Use correct verb tense.
- Explain and correctly use conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections.
- Demonstrate the conventions of grammar and usage when speaking or writing.
- Demonstrate correct use of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

- Identify the theme of a story, drama, or poem.
- Restate, sequentially, the main idea and events.
- Tell how and why the events of an account are influenced by multiple viewpoints.
- Identify the narrator’s viewpoint.
- Report on a topic and present an opinion.
- Identify and form my opinion based on what I learn.
- Present information orally in a way that is clear and understandable.
- Find information that supports my opinion.
- Write an opinion piece using logical reasons supported by facts and details.
- Provide an introduction and concluding statement related to the opinion.
- Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish my writing.
- Demonstrate the conventions of grammar and usage when speaking and writing.
- Demonstrate correct use of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

- Identify the narrator or speaker’s viewpoint and how they influence the text.
- Use events, ideas, and concepts to explain what happened and why.
- Find differences and similarities between two or more characters or events.
- Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how they are supported by reasons and evidence.
- Introduce narrators and characters that will establish a clear story line.
- Organize a logical events sequence.
- Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
- Use a variety of sentence structures to vary meaning, readers’ interest, and style.
- Demonstrate the conventions of grammar and usage when speaking and writing.
- Demonstrate correct use of capitalization, punctuation, quotation marks, and spelling when writing.
- Incorporate figurative language in my writing.
- Compare and contrast the varieties of English/dialects used in stories.
- Provide an introduction and conclusion that goes with the narrated events.

- Identify characteristics of non-fictional genres.
- Compare and contrast writings on the same topic.
- Produce clear writing that fits my purpose and audience.
- Use multiple sources of information.
- Present information using formal or informal speech depending on the situation.
- Cite several sources according to classroom models.
- Recall relevant information from an experience or source.
- Summarize or paraphrase information in notes.
- Determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases.
- Draw evidence from literary or informational text to support my research.
- Gather information from digital sources

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- Develop depth of understanding; explain and apply concepts
- Carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency
- Construct viable arguments to support reasoning and critique the reasoning of others
- Analyze complex, real-world scenarios and use mathematics to interpret and problem solve
- Essential student collaboration in a problem-solving setting

Understand what a unit cube is.

Identify the volume of a solid figure in cubic units.

Measure volume by counting unit cubes.

Create concrete models or drawings to explain adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals.

Evaluate numerical expressions using parentheses, brackets, or braces.

Use equivalent fractions to add and subtract with unlike denominators.

Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with unlike denominators.

Evaluate the reasonableness of estimates and answers using benchmark fractions.

Evaluate multi-digit and whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

Analyze and convert different sized standard measurement units with a given system.

Apply these conversions to real world multi-step problems.

Identify attributes and categories of two-dimensional figures.

Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy according to their attributes.

Interpret and explain a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator.

Evaluate word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers.

Divide four digit whole numbers by two digit whole numbers.

Show and explain the results of division using equations, arrays, or area models.

Demonstrate the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to the hundredths using various methods.

Explain how the answer was found.

Convert measurements within the same system and apply these to multi-step, real world problems.

Find the volume of a right rectangular prism using unit cubes.

Show volume of a right rectangular prism by multiplying the edge lengths.

Show volume of a right rectangular prism by multiplying the height by the area of the base.

Find volume of rectangular prisms using l x w x h and B x h. (B=area of the base

Find the volume of a solid figure made of two non-overlapping parts by adding the volumes of the two rectangular prisms in real world problems.

Find and explain the quotient of a division problem for a unit fraction and a non-zero whole number.

Find and explain the quotient of a division problem for a whole number and a unit fraction.

Evaluate real world problems involving division of unit fractions by whole numbers

Create and evaluate a line plot to display a set of measurements in fractions of a unit.

Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with unlike denominators.

Evaluate the reasonableness of estimates and answers.

Evaluate real-world problems involving multiplication and division of fractions, mixed numbers and whole numbers.

Use benchmark fractions to estimate reasonableness.

Determine that a digit represents ten times what it would be in the place to its right and one-tenth to its left.

Explain the powers of ten.

Explain the pattern in placement of a decimal point using a power of ten.

Read and write decimals to thousandths using numerals, number names, and expanded form.

Compare and round decimal numbers.

Explain the product of a whole number and a fraction using a visual fraction model.

Explain the product of two fractions using a visual fraction model.

Create a story to describe the equations.

Find the area of a rectangle with fractional sides by tiling.

Show the area is the same as would be found through multiplication.

Multiply fractional side lengths to find the area of rectangles.

Show fraction products as rectangular areas.

Compare the size of a product to the size of one factor based on the size of the other factor without multiplying.

Explain why multiplying a number by a fraction greater than 1 results in a product greater than the number.

Explain why multiplying a number by a fraction less than 1 results in a product smaller than the number.

Solve real-world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers using visual fraction models.

Identify the parts of a coordinate plane.

Understand which directions the X and Y coordinates take you from the origin in an ordered pair.

Plot a given point on the plane using ordered pairs.

Represent and interpret real world and math problems by graphing points on the coordinate plane.

Create and explain the rules to a function table.

Create a graph of ordered pairs and be able to explain it.

Create and evaluate algebraic expressions using symbols.

Create and explain simple numerical expressions without finding the answer.

Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to the hundredths using various methods and explain how the answer was found.

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