LA: Read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grade level text complexity band independently and proficiently.
LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
LA: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
LA: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
SS: Describe ways in which language, stories, folktales, music, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence behavior of people living in a particular culture.
SS: Identify examples of institutions and describe the interactions of people with institutions.
SS: Explore factors that contribute to one's personal identity such as interests, capabilities, and perceptions.
SS: Explore ways that language, art, music, belief systems, and other cultural elements may facilitate global understanding or lead to misunderstanding.
VA: Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of experiences and ideas.
VA: Integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in artworks.
VA: Analyze, describe, and demonstrate how factors of time and place influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art.
VA: Describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts.