LA: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade level topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
LA: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
LA: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
SS: Identify and describe ways family, groups, and community influence the individual’s daily life and personal choices.
SS: Work independently and cooperatively to accomplish goals.
SS: Show how groups and institutions work to meet individual needs and promote the common good, and identify examples of where they fail to do so.
SS: Give examples of the various institutions that make up economic systems such as families, workers, banks, labor unions, government agencies, small businesses, and large corporations.
SS: Describe how we depend upon workers with specialized jobs and the ways in which they contribute to the productions and exchange of goods and services.
VA: Students will initiate making works of art and design by experimenting, imagining and identifying content.
VA: Students will investigate, plan and work through materials and ideas to make works of art and design.
VA: Students demonstrate an understanding that creative thinking and artmaking skills transfer to many aspects of life.