LA: Read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grade level text 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: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
MATH: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
SCI: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution.
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.
SS: Give examples of and explain group and institutional influences such as religious beliefs, laws, and peer pressure, on people, events, and elements of culture.
SS: Explore ways that language, art, music, belief systems, and other cultural elements may facilitate global understanding or lead to misunderstanding.
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 will reflect on, share insights about, and refine works of art and design.
VA: Students experience, analyze and interpret art and other aspects of the visual world.