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: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade level topic or subject area.
LA: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
SCI: Construct models, based on research, to test and refine various design solutions for reducing the impacts of geological hazards.
SCI: Develop a model using examples to explain differences between renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.
SCI: Obtain and communicate information that some characteristics of organisms have been used to inspire technology that meets societal needs.
SS: Explore factors that contribute to one's personal identity such as interests, capabilities, and perceptions.
SS: Apply knowledge of economic concepts in developing a response to a current local economic issue, such as how to reduce the flow of trash into a rapidly filling landfill.
SS: Explore and describe similarities and differences in the ways groups, societies, and cultures address similar human needs and concerns.
VA: Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.
VA: Use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks.
VA: Know and compare the characteristics of artworks in various eras and cultures.