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: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade level topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
LA: Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
LA: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
LA: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
SS: Compare ways in which people from different cultures think about and deal with their physical environment and social conditions.
SS: Identify and use various sources for reconstructing the past, such as documents, letters, diaries, maps, textbooks, photos, and others.
SS: Use knowledge of facts and concepts drawn from history, along with elements of historical inquiry, to inform decision-making about and action-taking on public issues.
SS: Identify and describe examples of tensions between an individual's beliefs and government policies and laws.
SS: Show how groups and institutions work to meet individual needs and promote the common good, and identify examples of where they fail to do so.
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.