LA: Read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, 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.
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: Explore factors that contribute to one's personal identity such as interests, capabilities, and perceptions.
VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
VA: Describe how different expressive features and organizational principles cause different responses.
VA: Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.
VA: Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places.