LA: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts
LA: Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably
LA: Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
LA: Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
LA: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
LA: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
SCI: Ask questions to clarify the scientific, economic, political, and social justifications used in making decisions about maintaining biodiversity in ecosystems.
VA: Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of experiences and ideas.
VA: Select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of ideas.