· Compose a piece that tells about an important time in their life
· Describe steps to complete a process
· Conduct research; use it to compose a persuasive speech on a theme
· Describe an object based on its characteristics, using the 5 senses
Writing Skills/6+1 Traits of Writing
Control of Language
o Sentence Fluency
o Word Choice
o Writing Process
· Identifies kinds (Declarative, Interrogative, Exclamatory, Question)
· Identifies and corrects run-on
· Identifies subjects and predicates
· Punctuates dialogue
o Identifies and correctly uses singular and plural
o Identifies and correctly uses singular and plural possessives
o Identifies and correctly uses common and proper
o Identifies and correctly uses adjectives
o Identifies and correctly uses subject/verb agreement
o Identifies and correctly uses tenses
o Identifies and correctly uses irregular verbs
o Identifies and correctly uses comparing adverbs
o Identifies and correctly uses subject and object
· Students research, create, and present speeches on a particular theme.
· Applying reading strategies to comprehend a nonfiction passage.
· Utilize vocabulary strategies while reading
· Read a variety of materials for multiple purposes (biography, historical, scientific, etc.)
· Applying reading strategies to comprehend a historical fiction passage
· Construct meaning from each passage as it may compare to historical events covered in social studies (US History)
· Utilize vocabulary strategies while reading
· Applying reading strategies to comprehend a realistic fiction passage
· Utilize vocabulary strategies while reading
· Comparing text-to-text characters/settings/events in book club settings
· Identify text features, story structures and sequencing
· Analyze nonfiction vs. fiction, cause and effect, compare/contrast, problem/solution
· Construct descriptive meaning
· Construct meaning by asking questions, determining importance, synthesizing
· Construct meaning from text through visualizing
· Construct meaning through making connections, inferring, making judgments, analyzing text
· Recognizing words with unknown meanings through picture and context clues
· Determine meaning of new words by using roots, prefixes and suffixes
· Making personal connections with new connections
· Apply appropriate reading rat while reading orally
· Apply expression while reading orally
· Apply phrasing techniques while reading orally
· Rigby Benchmarks---September Level 29, May Level 30
· Comprehension Assessments
o First Semester: Assessment 1 & 2 will be given
o Second Semester: Assessments 3 & 5 will be given
o Demonstrate an understanding of divisibility, prime and composite and even and odd numbers
o Demonstrate an understanding of square numbers and find factors of numbers
o Multiply numbers
Estimation and Computation
o Round, estimate to make a magnitude estimate
o Multiply, add and subtract whole numbers and decimals
o Find landmarks of data
o Estimate, measure, and identify types of angles and triangles
o Learn the properties of polygons
o Understand and make tessellations
o Use variables in division
o Find quotients and interpret remainders when dividing by 1 and 2 digit numbers
o Know place value in decimals to hundredths
o Order, compare, and find equivalent fractions
o Draw, measure and interpret circle graphs
o Convert between fractions, mixed numbers and percents
Using data/Adding and subtracting of fractions
o Add and subtract fractions with like/unlike denominators
o Understand sample size
o Find common denominators
Exponents and Negative Numbers
o Understand and apply scientific and exponential notation, and power of ten
o Number sentences and order of operations
o Compare, order, add and subtract integers
Fractions and Ratios
o Multiply fractions
o Add and subtract mixed numbers
o Find percent of a number
Coordinates, Area of Volume and Capacity
o Plot ordered pairs
o Understand and use formulas to find volume of prisms
o Find base, height and area of triangles, parallelograms and rectangles
o Write algebraic expressions in pan balance problems
o Represent rate problems
o Find circumference and area of a circle
o Solve mystery line plots and graphs
o Find volume of prisms and cylinders
o Find area of polygons and circles
o Know properties of geometric solids
Probability, Ratios, Rates
o Find the GCF/LCM
o Solve ratio and rate problems
o Understand and use prime factorization
Pre and Post Tests
Basic Fact Quizzes
- Identify and explain the function of parts of a plant cell and an animal cell
- Classify living things into groups according to their cell characteristics
- Explain the function of cells in the different organ systems of the human body
- Describe the process of photosynthesis
- Demonstrate knowledge of the oxygen and carbon dioxide cycle
- Compare and contrast how different types of plants reproduce
Traits of Living Things
- Collect data and observe the difference between an inherited trait and a learned trait
- Discuss the structure of DNA
- List adaptations in plants and animals that help them survive
Ecosystems, Communities, and Biomes
o Examine the roles of producers, consumers, predators, prey, and decomposers in communities
- Identify the characteristics of water ecosystems and major land biomes
- Illustrate the flow of energy through a food chain
Life in Ecosystems
o Observe and report on the behaviors of a specific organism
- Analyze factors that affect ecosystems and population size
- Report on positive and negative ways humans impact ecosystems
Earth’s Changing Surface
- Memorize that water covers 3/4s of the Earth
- List and define Earth’s main surface features
- Evaluate the effects of erosion, weathering, and deposition on the Earth
- Create a model of the 4 layers of the Earth
- Differentiate between the 3 types of plate boundaries
- Map the location of earthquakes and volcanoes
Using Resources Wisely
- Understand the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources
- Review different types of alternative energy sources
- Experiment with soil to understand its importance in the growth of plants
- Name ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle in order to conserve resources
Weather and Climate
- Know that temperature and precipitation are the 2 most important characteristics of climate
- Recall the 3 major climate zones
- Sketch the structure, the 4 main layers, of the Earth’s atmosphere
Earth and Its Moon
- Use models to understand the reason for Earth’s seasons
- Observe the phases of Earth’s moon
- Compare the positions of the Earth, Sun and Moon during a solar and lunar eclipse
- Identify objects within the Solar System
- Summarize the life cycle of a star
- Restate the characteristics of the 3 types of galaxies and draw an example of each type
- Create a model or draw a diagram and label the parts of an animal or plant cell
- Research and report on a biome
- Observe, sketch, and identify the phases of the moon
- Analyze and compare and contrast two related features of Earth’s surface—Report findings through an essay or Venn diagram
o Evaluate the actions and effects of early European explorers in the Americas and/or summarizing the experiences of the Vikings, Marco Polo, Vespucci, Cabot, Balboa, Columbus, and Magellan.
o Analyze the impact the Incas had on ancient civilizations and summarize the results of the Spanish explorations in the Southeast.
o Explain the effect of French and Dutch fur trade on North America.
o Analyze the failures and successes of the Roanoke and Jamestown colonies.
o Describe the Spanish and French influences on America.
o Determine the reasons various European groups came to the British colonies and compare/contrast the lifestyle of people in the New England, Middle and Southern colonies.
o Identify the events, which caused the colonies to want to break away from Britain and form their own country.
o Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of the Continental Army and British Army and identify the major battles that were fought during the Revolution that lead our nation to freedom.
o Explain the purpose of the Declaration of Independence and the leaders who had an impact on forming our nation.
o Determine why the nation was weak under the Articles of Confederation and describe the debates and compromises related to the U.S. constitution.
o Compare and contrast the three branches of government and the two-house legislature.
o Summarize the provisions of the Bill of Rights and ways in which rights and responsibilities work together in a democracy.
o Describe important explorers and their contributions in gaining new land for the U.S. including Louis and Clark.
o Analyze pioneer life and the difficulties settlers faced.
o Evaluate how the Industrial Revolution brought about great change because of new inventions and new transportation.
o Describe the differences between the North and the South.
o Summarize how slavery impacted people in the U.S. and how slaves helped each other by showing resistance including the Underground Railroad.
o Identify the events leading up to the war and reasons for succession. Compare/contrast advantages and disadvantages of both sides in the war by analyzing the reasons for the North’s victory and the South’s surrender.