LA: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
LA: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
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: Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
LA: Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
LA: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
SCI: Ask questions about the natural and human-built worlds.
SS: Explore causes, consequences, and possible solutions to persistent, contemporary, and emerging global issues, such as pollution and endangered species.
SS: Describe how public policies are used to address issues of public concern.
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 their experiences and ideas.
VA: Select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas.