LA: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers
LA: By the end of the year, 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: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
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.
SCI: Construct explanations from evidence that life cycles of plants and animals have similar features and predictable patterns.
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.