LA: Read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of grade level text's complexity band independently and proficiently.
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.
LA: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
LA: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
SCI: Investigate the life cycles of plants and animals to compare similarities and differences among organisms.
SCI: Develop, use, and share representations of weather conditions to describe changes over time and identify patterns.
SCI: Analyze weather data to determine that some kinds of severe weather are more likely to occur than others in the local region.
SS: Examine the interaction of human beings and their physical environment, the use of land, building of cities, and ecosystem changes in selected locales and regions.
SS: Compare ways in which people from different cultures think about and deal with their physical environment and social conditions.
SS: Locate and distinguish among varying landforms and geographic features, such as mountains, plateaus, islands, and oceans.
VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.