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 with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
LA: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
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: Compare ways in which people from different cultures think about and deal with their physical environment and social conditions.
SS: Use appropriate resources, data sources, and geographic tools to generate, manipulate, and interpret information.
VA: Select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of choices.
VA: Employ organizational structures and analyze what makes them effective or not effective in the communication of ideas.
VA: Integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks.
VA: Analyze contemporary and historic meanings in specific artworks through cultural and aesthetic inquiry.