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 or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
LA: "Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
LA: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
LA: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
SS: Give examples of the various institutions that make up economic systems such as families, workers, banks, labors unions, government agencies, small businesses, and large corporations.
SS: Explain and demonstrate the role of money in everyday life.
SS: Use economic concepts such as supply, demand, and price to help explain events in the community and nation.
SS: Give examples of conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among individuals, groups, and nations.
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.