LA: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
LA: Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
LA: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
SCI: Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
SCI: Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
SCI: Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive
less well, and some cannot survive at all.
SCI: Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the
information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
SCI: Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers and the environment.
VA: Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.
VA: Collaboratively set goals and create meaningful and has purpose to the makers.
VA: Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.