LA: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
LA: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
LA: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
LA: Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
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.
VA: Students will investigate, plan and work through materials and ideas to make works of art and design.
VA: Students will use a variety of methods for preparing their artwork and the work of others for presentation.
VA: Students experience, analyze and interpret art and other aspects of the visual world.