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

- Explain what it means to cite information.
- Find several pieces of textual evidence for support.
- Make inferences.
- Define figurative language.
- Explain the impact of types of figurative language on a piece of literature.
- Explain the impact of meaning and tone.
- Explain how poetic and dramatic structure affects meaning.
- Determine the meaning of unknown words.
- Explain how the author uses structure to develop ideas.
- Prepare for and participate in a variety of discussions, following the appropriate rules, by questioning, responding, summarizing, and understanding.
- Understand and explain various formats of information.

- Determine a theme and analyze its development.
- Write and present an unbiased summary.
- Determine and explain two or more central ideas throughout a text.
- Analyze the interactions between people, ideas, and situations.
- Explain the author’s point of view and how it relates to the point of view of others.
- Identify and evaluate a speaker’s argument and claims as to the reasoning, relevance, and sufficiency.
- Present claims and findings logically using relevant facts and details.
- Use appropriate eye contact, volume, and pronunciation in oral presentations.
- Write an argumentative paper with clear reasoning and relevant evidence.
- Use the writing process.
- Demonstrate command of conventions when writing and speaking.

- Define story elements and how they interact.
- Compare and contrast character and/or narrator point of view.
- Compare and contrast the differences between various forms of media.
- Use formal language in the classroom.
- Do narrative writing.
- Demonstrate command of conventions when writing and speaking.
- Interpret and use figurative language

- Compare and contrast fictional, historical, and historical fiction works.
- Use multi media in a presentation.
- Conduct research and write a clear, coherent, and grade-level appropriate writing.
- Use and cite relevant information from multiple sources to support findings.
- Consult reference materials to verify word choice and meaning.

- 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

- Evaluate real world and math problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.

- Apply facts about supplementary, complementary, vertical, and adjacent angles in multi-step problems.
- Create geometric shapes with given conditions.

- Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.
- Understand that rewriting an expression in different forms can show how the quantities are related.
- Create and evaluate equations.
- Create an equation from a word problem and solve it fluently and proficiently.
- Create an inequality from a word problem and solve it fluently and proficiently.

- Apply and extend previous understandings of rational numbers in relation to the number line.
- Understand and apply number properties to rational numbers.
- Analyze and evaluate adding and subtracting rational numbers.
- Apply and evaluate previous knowledge of multiplying rational numbers.
- Analyze and evaluate multiplication and division of rational numbers.
- Convert a rational number to a decimal using long division.

- Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population.
- Analyze and evaluate random samples to draw inferences about populations with unknown characteristics.
- Evaluate the measures of central tendency between one or more groups.

- Understand that probability of chance is an event between zero and one.
- Evaluate the probability of an event happening and predict the relative frequency.
- Create a probability model and compare to observe frequencies.

- Evaluate probability of compound events using multiple events (using lists, tables, diagrams, and simulations).

- Understand and analyze the two-dimensional figures that result from slicing a three-dimensional figure.

- Create and apply algebraic rules for proportional and non-proportional linear relationships.
- Apply proportional relationships to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems.

- Evaluate whether two quantities are in a proportional relationship.
- Identify the constant or scale of proportionality (in tables, graphs, equations, diagrams, and verbal descriptions).

- Apply and evaluate proportional relationships to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems.

- Evaluate problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures.

- Demonstrate an understanding of basic area formulas.
- Remember and apply formulas for circumference of a circle.
- Evaluate real world and mathematical problems involving area and surface area of two-dimensional objects.

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